VIDEO GAMES: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Adds Nightwing And Cyborg To Playable Roster

VIDEO GAMES: INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Adds Nightwing And Cyborg To Playable Roster

[Now Updated With Footage] During San Diego Comic Con's preview night, producer Ed Boon brought two new character reveals along with a playable demo of Injustice: Gods Among Us. You can click the jump to find out the fighting styles of both characters.

Nightwing vs Superman! No, that is not a mullet. It does look like that, eh?

At San Diego Comic-Con, Injustice: Gods Among Us has it's presence felt along with new character reveals. Ed Boon now reveals the game adds Cyborg and Nightwing to it's already growing roster of characters. Now, TheVerge reports that they were able to play the highly-anticipated video game and dish on the fighting styles of each character.

Nightwing's life before crime-fighting consists of major acrobatics at Haly's Circus, so it's only right they add it into his fighting style. After he become Nightwing, he developed signature weapons and it is confirmed that his trademark staff will be in the game. Even though the former sidekick of Batman has his staff for long-ranged attacks, it can can be split into halves with the press of a special button (B on Xbox 360, most likely to be circle on PS3) that will noticeably increase the speed of Nightwing's attacks -- as well as his jump height. However, with the lack of the long staff at his disposal, he will lose any long range he had on his attacks. The inclusion of Nightwing is the third Batman character to be in the game, along with the likely inclusion of The Joker.

Look! Cyborg!

With Cyborg's heavy inclusion in the New 52's Justice League, it's no surprise that he is added to the game's roster as well. Cyborg's fighting style reportedly consists of a lot of hand-to-hand combat moves, as well as adding in projectiles such as lasers and missile strikes targeting different sections of the opponent's body that possibly make Cyborg as unique as possible in the game while fully utilizing the high, low, and mid combat attack mechanics. His "special" move is being described as health-regenerating which allows the player to stay offensive at all times. Vic Stone is not a surprising inclusion because of his heavy comic book role but with both reveals once being part of the Teen Titans, does this mean we can expect more former Titans?
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GreenHalJordan - 7/11/2012, 6:44 PM
YES! Nightwing is so badass! one of my favorite characters.
JDUKE25 - 7/11/2012, 6:48 PM
Awesome, Nightwing is boss. Cyborg should be interesting.
BruceLeroy - 7/11/2012, 6:53 PM
Hell yes
Lucasty09 - 7/11/2012, 7:31 PM
cool look up 'injustice nightwing' on google images for new pictures !!!!!!!!!!!!
REDSTORM - 7/11/2012, 7:39 PM
Does he have a mullet again? LMAO.
hobohaymaker13 - 7/11/2012, 7:45 PM
Holy cr*p, look at Cyborg's arm cannon!
elcaballerooscuro92 - 7/11/2012, 7:49 PM
can't wait for this game
xXkryptoniteXx - 7/11/2012, 7:55 PM
[frick] yeah!!!!
Avenger32 - 7/11/2012, 8:00 PM
When does this come out?
Tainted87 - 7/11/2012, 8:26 PM
Makes sense - just hope he's not replacing J'onn yet again.
Moakynubs - 7/11/2012, 8:29 PM
Nightwing! YES.
CorndogBurglar - 7/11/2012, 8:36 PM
Martian Manhuntee, Captain Marvel, and Black Adam. Then I'll be totally happy.

Cant wait for this game.
Deadpool101 - 7/11/2012, 8:52 PM
I want the Spectre
Tainted87 - 7/11/2012, 9:14 PM
Lex is already confirmed in the announcement trailer, and he's the big bad of the DC universe.
kingmonkeyman - 7/11/2012, 9:27 PM
Does anyone know if Booster Gold will be in this game. His power set would be awesome for this type of game.
RedTurboRanger - 7/11/2012, 9:55 PM
If Harley Quinn can be in this game, then Booster Gold should have decent shot, especially if the roster is as big as they said it is (equal to Mortal Kombat's). Glad to see they got my favorite DC guy, Nightwing in there. Now they just need my favorite DC female, Power Girl (haha).
JDUKE25 - 7/11/2012, 9:58 PM
Looks pretty good. It'd be nice if they would go to the fortress though.
FightAs0ne - 7/11/2012, 10:03 PM
here's the youtube link
thewolfx - 7/11/2012, 10:07 PM
hmm not bad .. not bad

i hope martian manhunter and bluebeetle are in this
hxcgamer91 - 7/11/2012, 10:11 PM
this game just keeps looking better and better hopefully they put the martian in this
JDUKE25 - 7/11/2012, 10:12 PM
I wonder if they'll have Bane in this?
dnno1 - 7/11/2012, 10:56 PM
Mrcool210 - 7/11/2012, 11:05 PM
nightwings playable? MUST BUY NOW
Upgrayedd69 - 7/11/2012, 11:13 PM
Actually played as nightwing today at comic con. The game was pretty fun
Vital - 7/11/2012, 11:26 PM
Pretty sweet, I can only imagine what other characters they are going to show off. Maybe we'll see Brainiac or Bizarro. I wouldn't be surprised if Power Suit/Armored Lex Luther was in this again.

Heroes and their enemies list for the game character possibilities (keep in mind most of these characters are chosen to be different so they aren't exact copies of their hero or villain counterparts for unique fighting style purposes and the numbers next to their name is just to keep it organized)-

1. Green Lantern - (his ring of Willpower constructs)
A)Sinestro - (GL story boss fight/unlockable/different ring ability options including uses of fear and expert hand to hand combat)
B)Black Hand - (different ring ability options like life absorption/healing and ring creation mimicking)
C)Atrocitus - (different ring ability options including super strenth and durability)
D)Star Sapphire - (different ring abilities options/female counterpart to GL)

2. Superman -
A)Brainiac - (alien weaponry/gadgets/special combo of tactical moves)
B)Doomsday - (super everything/healing factor/awesome melee specials/and possibly evolutionary camouflage)
C)Darkseid - (Game's story boss fight/unlockable/abilites rivaled to Superman's)
D)Silver Banshee - (speed, strength, teleportation via sound waves, and life aborption)
E)Parasite - (life aborption through physical contact. Slow but heavy damage dealing through said contact)
F)Metallo - (Possible story boss fight/unlockable/strength, sweet combos moves, and kryptonite based)
G)Lex Luthor Power Suit Armor (Supes story boss fight/unlockable/strength and kryptonite based)

3. Flash -
A)Captain Cold - (hinted at in teaser trailer- uses freeze gadgets)
B)Gorilla Grodd - (Flash story boss fight/unlockable/strength, agility, telepathy)

4. Wonder Woman -
A)Cheetah - (super speed accompanied with agility and melee combat)
B)Angle Man - (teleport, bend space and perspective, warp perceptions, and alter gravity)
C)Ares - (WW story boss fight/unlockable/strength, speed, weapon mastery, necromancy, energy projection, and weather manipulation)

5. Martian Manhunter - (too similar to Supes? but with teleportation etc.)
A)Ma'alefa'ak J'onzz - (MM story boss fight/unlockable/shape shifter)

6. Aquaman - (water abilites/triton uses like throwing, or melee piercing/stabbing/controls sea life)
A)Ocean Master (uses a magical trident and high tech equipment and can control sea life)
B)Shark or King Shark (super-human abilites, powerful teeth and claws, regeneration, and size alteration)

7. Cyborg - (does he even have a bad guy lol? Maybe use one of Superman's villains as a story boss fight/unlockable for him)

8. & 9. Batman & Nightwing -
A)Harley Quinn - (game promo picture/game art)
B)Solomon Grundy - (confirmed)
C)Catwoman - (agile/expert hand to hand combat/whip and gadgets)
D)Clayface - (shape shifter/mimic player/clay projectiles/clay arm weapons/ but slow)
E)Deadshot - (weapon master/hand to hand combat/does great damage when opponent is airborn or ducking)
F)Poison Ivy - (plant oriented combat/summons plants/does poison damage)
G)Ras Al Ghul - (story boss fight/unlockable/expert hand to hand combat/uses sword/regenerative specials like dipping himself into a small Lazarus Pit before attacking with his eyes glowing green during the specials)

10. Captain Marvel/Shazam - (similar to Superman but with lightning control abilites and combos)
A)Black Adam - (perhaps too many power characters similar to Shazam, Supes, and Martian Manhunter for him to be in this as a playable character, but perhaps only as Shazam story boss fight and alternate skin unloack for Shazam. He is identical to Shazam.)

11. Power Girl - (again, too similar to Superman or Martian Manhunter, thus possibly an alternate skin unlock for Superman.)

Vital - 7/11/2012, 11:28 PM
@Jdukes, I wanted Bane too, but he's too similar to Grundy from the gameplay demo I watched online. He had like green goo around him when he comes out of the ground or get hits, which looked a lot like venom. I think they are TOO similar in that regard. I would have used Bane before Grundy, or even Killer Croc before Grundy.
TheSoulEater - 7/11/2012, 11:29 PM
Vital - 7/11/2012, 11:31 PM
12. Hawkman - (weapon expert/hand to hand combat/great aerial combos)

13. Green Arrow - (bow and arrow primary weapon/hand to hand combat/fast)
CeltiC527 - 7/11/2012, 11:50 PM
Looks awsome but I wanna see Hal already!
Action - 7/12/2012, 12:26 AM
Cyborg is badass in this game.
ShoxSpidey95 - 7/12/2012, 12:46 AM
Love tat Nightwing is in it! but just wish that i could play as my favorite character, even if she is a copy of superman...
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Vital - 7/12/2012, 1:47 AM
Oh nice Froggy lol
Vital - 7/12/2012, 2:08 AM
Lets see who you got there-

WW, Flash, Superman, Aquaman, GL, Batman, Cyborg, Hawkman, Lobo, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Nightwing, Shazam (it's hard to tell). Then on the other side we have Power Lex, Captain Cold, Circe (I can't believe I forgot her in my list- dur), Joker, Sinestro, Black Mantra, Deathstroke, Grundy, Catwoman, Atrocitus, I have no idea who that blue hair guy is, Red Hood?, Black Adam, Harley, and Bane.
marvelmaniaco - 7/12/2012, 3:36 AM
I would love Martian manhunter, black Adam, green lantern, aquaman and lobo that would be a dream come true lol
jbenton89 - 7/12/2012, 5:15 AM
id rather have damien wayne robin
DanteSparda - 7/12/2012, 8:14 AM
Nice, now I just waiting they announce Darkseid, The Joker, Black Cannary and Doomsday.
kackbratze - 7/12/2012, 9:59 AM
@Froggy: Some of those are clearly just images from the comics edited in it...

Also, why does Nightwing have his classic suit instead of the New 52 one? So much for consistency, DC...
SymbioteJoker - 7/12/2012, 11:10 AM
@Froggy Nice choices! I will lose my mind if Black Manta and Lobo are in.
kackbratze - 7/12/2012, 12:36 PM
Haha, alright man. Guess I should have looked up what "to whip something up" actually means...
I'm german, I thought it meant that you just found it somewhere... ;)
shadow1550 - 7/12/2012, 5:37 PM
This is not an mk game, yet the characters sound like mk characters, super man and nightwing sound asian ! Other than that the game looks beautiful and for now i love the rooster hope i see captain cold, bizarro, braniac and gorilla grodd.
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