Injustice 2 Artist Reveals Characters That Didn’t Make The Cut With Concept Art
NetherRealm Studios is a studio known for packing their fighting games with as many fighters as possible, the latest DC brawler Injustice 2 racking up 38 separate characters. This grand total was achieved gradually through several DLC packs, introducing numerous heroes and villains from DC lore as well as a few third-party participants into the fold.
With so many characters included in the game, equally as many seem to have also been cut by the looks of some recent artwork. A senior concept artist for Injustice 2 Justin Murray revealed a number of these scrapped characters via his Artstation account, showing off several members of the DC universe that unfortunately never joined the fight. The most notable names included in the bunch are the chain-smoking demon slayer John Constantine and ruthless Batman villain The Penguin.
From the looks of other artwork, we see that the masked vigilante Bluebird and the gun-toting primate Detective Chip were once contenders for the roster, as was the horrific Etrigan the Demon who likely could’ve given Hellboy a run for his money. Amazingly, Superman’s four-legged friend Krypto the Superdog was even considered enough to have concept art drawn up. Check it out below.
John Constantine had been a rumored addition to Injustice 2 a number of months following the game’s release, a speculation that went on to be referenced in the reveal trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sadly, this supernatural selection was never meant to be, but at least fans can rest easy knowing the Hellblazer was almost summoned for the fight. Injustice 2 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
What do you think? Are you bummed we never got Krypto the Superdog in Injustice 2, or are you more than satisfied with the roster we have now? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines from the realm of fighting games, check out these next few news stories:
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