Let me shoot my MechAssault shot.
During Gamescom 2017, NetherRealm Studios took to the stage to discuss Injustice 2, the newest installment of the DC comics fighting game franchise. The big announcement was the title’s second major DLC, a pack of fighters which includes Mortal Kombat’s Raiden, Aquaman’s nemesis Black Manta, and……Hellboy?
You read that correctly. The cigar-chomping, monster-busting demon of Dark Horse Comics fame will be smashing his way into the Injustice 2 arena sometime after September 12th, when the first (currently unknown) character from the DLC goes live. The three new brawlers will be available for anyone who purchases “Fighter Pack #2,” or owns the “Ultimate Edition/Ultimate Pack” of Injustice 2.
Let’s be honest: sure, Raiden and Black Manta are cool, but Hellboy? It’s no contest. With a (rightly) devoted fanbase thanks to Mike Mignola’s comics and Ron Perlman’s film portrayal, the Right Hand of Doom deserves a better shot at gaming stardom than 2008’s terminally underwhelming Hellboy: The Science of Evil. For those who want a more substantial taste of the new characters, it’s likely we’ll see a reveal livestream from NetherRealm Studios in the next couple of weeks.
Check out the teaser trailer for Raiden, Black Manta, and Hellboy below: