Hey everyone, by now you've likely all seen the new roster of dlc characters that was briefly in the game following the latest patch. If you haven't seen it, here's a screenshot taken from my own game just minutes after the patch was live.
Considering how quickly this was removed (along with the giant RED HOOD NOW AVAILABLE banner on the home screen), it's safe to assume this was a mistake and wasn't intended to be seen just yet. As you can see, they've added spaces not only for Red Hood (between Batman and Superman), but for the remaining 8 characters as well. Starfire seems to be to the right of Ivy, while Sub-Zero could be either of the spaces to the left of Swamp Thing. Bottow row, far left seems to be Enchantress, if you zoom in close you can see her crescent moon headpiece. Top row, far right is clearly The Atom (who I'm personally very excited to see).
This is all well and good, but there is one lingering point of contention that I wanted to ask everyone about.
The space on the bottom row, to the right of Braniac, is absolutely, without a doubt, Raiden from Mortal Kombat. The question I wanted to pose to everyone, especially to folks who purchased the Ultimate Edition, is if Raiden's inclusion as DLC bothers you as much as it does me?
When I ponied up my $100 for the Ultimate Edition, I did so under the assumption that while I may not agree with every character Netherrealm picks for DLC they would, at the very least, be DC Comics characters. The inclusion of Sub-Zero in Fighter Pack 1 was bothersome, but inevitable. Whether or not we agree with it, they're going to find a way to shoehorn those **bleep** ninjas into every single game they make, and Boon loves to trot out how Scorpion was the most downloaded dlc character for the first Injustice (I'm sure he was the single character downloaded the most, though, if you count everyone who bought the season pass into those numbers I highly doubt that's actually the case). I think we can all agree that ONE guest MK character is more than enough, and any other MK characters included means that one of literally thousands of potential DC characters won't make the cut.
The inclusion of Raiden, a character absolutely no one is asking for, over lightning-based DC characters like Livewire, Static, or Black Lightning (who, btw, has his own show coming soon) is utterly inexcusable, and the fact that the players who paid upfront for the Ultimate edition are stuck with at least two characters they likely don't even want is ridiculous. As I've been saying since the first Injustice, if Netherrealm want to add guest Mortal Kombat characters to Injustice, fine, but do them last and release them seperately from the previously announced 9 dlc characters included in the Ultimate Edition so that players have a choice whether to buy them or not. Conversly, maybe make them free, since this is a full-retail priced game....with microtransactions.
So, that's all I've got, I'd really appreciate if as many people as possible chime in here and let Netherrealm know what you think.
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