It’s official! NetherRealm and WB Games have recently announced that Swamp Thing will be the next playable character in their upcoming game sequel, Injustice 2!
Ed Boon teased that NetherRealm would be including more obscure heroes and villains in the Injustice 2 roster, and Swamp Thing certainly fits that bill. He joins the roster alongside Blue Beetle and Atrocitus as one of the lesser-known characters who has a following no less passionate.
Swamp Thing will be able to attack at close quarters as well as from a distance. He’s able to stretch out his twisting, vine-like limbs to whip and grab opponents when they least expect it. His ultimate finisher is absolutely brutal, pulling opponents down beneath the earth before unleashing a flurry of brutal blows from earthen fists before breaking their bodies over a jagged rock. Sounds pretty sweet, right?
Swamp Thing marks the 17th confirmed playable character in the Injustice 2 roster, and we know that there are many more to come. Ed Boon assured us that Injustice 2 would boast the largest roster of any NetherRealm game, as well as the largest DLC roster of any NetherRealm game. If you’re a little behind and you need to get caught up, we rounded up every single confirmed playable character, along with their bios, right here.
Injustice 2 is scheduled for release on May 16, 2017.