‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Getting Martian Manhunter And John Stewart DLC (Kind Of) [Video]
The Justice League’s favorite martian will soon make the jump from noncombatant to full-on playable fighter in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Previously only playable as part of the game’s single player “S.T.A.R. Labs” mission component, Martian Manhunter a.k.a. J’onn J’onzz has been announced as a full-fledged fighter in an upcoming DLC pack that will also include a Green Lantern skin bringing John Stewart into the fold.
Although Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have released a new video featuring a battle between MM and John Stewart, the duo’s exact DLC arrival date and sale price haven’t been announced just yet. The forthcoming details, however, will most likely follow a pricing structure similar to the previously released Zod, Scorpion and Batgirl packs.
While Martian Manhunter seems to pack all-new fighting moves (including his signature shapeshifting skills), the skinned nature of John Stewart in the DLC means he’s merely got a new look and new voice on top of Hal Jordan’s basic fighting frame. This is a bit of a shame for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that Stewart’s background as an architect and a US Marine have always given him impressive construct capabilities that Hal Jordan doesn’t necessarily possess. As the very public face of the Green Lantern franchise from 2001 to 2007 on Cartoon Network’s successful Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series, Stewart’s arguably more well known to a segment of gamers than Jordan, whose character — though wildly popular in comics under Geoff Johns and others’ comic book storylines since “Rebirth” — didn’t prove popular enough to sustain the 2011 Green Lantern motion picture starring Ryan Reynolds or the recently canceled CGI series on DC Nation. Stewart’s a rich character in his own right and it would be a better call to create a brand new fighter for the game rather than to simply re-skin Jordan.
You can see what you think in the new Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC promo vid below.