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Three Batman Villains Revealed in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

Come get a better look at three new foes in DC's upcoming fighting game!

Holy Batman-related characters, Batman! Ed Boon, the Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios started counting down from 10 on his Twitter page today. No one knew what he was up to, but once it reached zero, he tweeted a new picture of Injustice: Gods Among Us... and it shows three new characters that Batman knows quite well.


If I had to take a guess, I'd say could be a screenshot from the story mode since it involves so many characters at once. But this begs the question... are Killer Croc, Riddler and Penguin playable or are their roles limited to being enemies in the campaign? We'll find out in due time.  

Additionally, could this be fake?  Maybe he quickly made it to tease us that they'll be in the game... or maybe he's just having fun toying with us? If you look closely you'll notice a few fishy things. For example, Croc's fingers are going through Flash's head. Also, none of the characters have shadows and those appear to be poses/models taken directly from Batman's Arkham video game franchise. 

Viners,would you want any of those characters to be playable, and if so, what alternate costumes would you want for them?

Injustice: Gods Among Us comes out April 16th.  



It looks like this trio (and others) are just a stage hazard in the Arkham Asylum level!  
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Posted by FatihBATMAN

ohhh snaaaaap! Croc! nice!

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Posted by Decoy Elite


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Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Croc looks almost exactly like the Arkham version, same trousers and everything

also there is no way Riddler and Penguin are playable

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Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Ohhh Arkham style Croc

Could this be the Arkham Silver Age Prequel ;O?

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Posted by cameron83

I don't really see playing as riddler or penguin.While they do have fighting skills,they aren't really fighters.

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Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Needs Penny Plunderer

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Posted by MB25

GTFO of here with your playable Penguin!! LOL...

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Posted by EdwardWindsor

All i want is Red Hood Jason Todd

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Posted by Pyro_Jack

Aww... I wanted Riddler as a playable character...

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Posted by Pwok21

Cue Nolan North in game (if he wasn't already doing Superman).

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Posted by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

I'm ok with croc being a playable baddie, but Penguin & Riddler bring nothing to the table. Except cheap tricks whereas Killer Croc is a powerhouse!! :D

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Posted by Nefilim927

Cmmonnnnn Waylon!!

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Posted by Mistah_B

Just Croc.Riddler and Penguin can't fight, i'm sure there will be plenty of pissing about "too many Batman characters", I'm still hoping for Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze. Power Girl, Atrocitus, and Black Canary would be great otherwise everyone i would've wanted to be in the game,IS in

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Posted by kostisfire

They are all in their arkham city outfits.Making us believe that this game exists in the arkhamverse.

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Posted by roboadmiral

Croc would be cool as a playable characters. The other two aren't suited to fighting games. And I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Aquaman and Wildcat.

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Posted by kennybaese

I'm betting Croc is a playable character and that Riddler and Penquin are just background characters for what I'm guessing is an Arkham Asylum stage. I guess Croc would round out the number of big heavy fighters in the game to three (Bane and Grundy being the other two) which seems about right.

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Posted by Mezmero

They should have called this game "Injustice: Batman and Superman Among Us". Still excited for the story mode but this roster is rife with Bats and Supes characters.

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Posted by slade_wilson

I'd rather them not be playable in order to make room for other, some might say more important, heroes and villains. don't get me wrong, I love Croc and the Riddler, the Penguin not so much, but there are others that should take precedence over them.

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Posted by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

Word. DC games seem to lack diversity of characters. What about Metallo, Vandal Savage, Major Force, Captain Atom, or Cheetah? Now those would fit the "Gods among us" tag.

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Posted by Mandrewgora

Killer Croc is beating up Iron Man.

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

please be fake.

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Posted by NightFang3

That looks wired.

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Edited by Loki9876

I am sceptical he looks exactly like in arkham asylum might be fake, altough croc might be a character that Netherealm is intrested in by his animalistic and brutal apearance . I like Riddler but he wouldn't be much of a fighting character.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh
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Posted by TommytheHitman

I think they've got too many Batman characters. Also Penguin and Riddler are crap at fighting.

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Posted by LordRequiem

Too many Bat characters, and what is this? A Bat story, no it's not. And why have they taken the skin from Arkham Asylum? Also Riddler and Penguin would be terrible playable characters.

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Posted by Grey56

@roboadmiral said:

Croc would be cool as a playable characters. The other two aren't suited to fighting games. And I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Aquaman and Wildcat.


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Posted by Equonox

All 3 of those characters look pasted in...also, it's not just Croc in this picture who has his Arkham City garb's all 3. This looks photoshopped, for the reason above as well as the way Croc's finger almost looks like it's phasing through Flash's mouth.

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Posted by CitizenJP

Killer Croc <3

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Posted by Or35ti

I'm down for the Riddler; just not Croc and Penguin.

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Edited by Mr_Faraday

Well since Wal-Mart has the Arkham City costume pack for its preorder bonus maybe this is a stage that comes with it thats based on Arkham City. Riddler and penguin could just be standing around in the background and Killer Croc might be a stage hazard that you can throw your enemy into. Thats my best guess.

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Posted by paulcousins

If they are playable, i may not buy injustice "Batman amongst us". With a limited number of characters, to devote so many to Batman is ridiculous. Batman, The Joker, maybe even Harlequin, and Cat-Woman but Night-Wing?... enough! and now these three? come on! where is Zatanna, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman, we need villians? Ok how about Circle, Dr. Light, Cheetah, Gorilla Grodd, Metallo, Dead shot, Sinestro, Black Adam, Captain Cold, Artemis or Eclipso?

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Edited by Onemoreposter

@k4tzm4n: The very first thing I noticed was that Croc was lifted straight out of the Arkham series. However, we already know from the top right corner of this image

that Batman's Arkham Asylum costume is going to be included in the game. It would make sense that other bat-related characters would receive Arkham style alternative costumes as well. Also while Croc's character model is similiar to the Arkham series, I think it's noticably different from the one below

I'd wager Croc is definitely going to be in this upcoming title. As for Riddler and Penguin, my bet would be they're just part of the scenery.

In any case, I cannot wait for this game.

@paulcousins: Actually friend, Nightwing is a pretty big superhero in his own right with a sizable fanbase. The character has been able to maintain his own solo series for roughly 18 years now (not an easy task). Additionally Dick was featured as the leader of the Teen Titans since the mid 80's as Nightwing and since the late 60's as Robin. He's also lead the Outsiders and served on the JLA. If any Bat related character deserves to be in a fighting game (or any DC game really) it's Dick Grayson.

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Posted by Mutant God

Maybe they are just there for that stage

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Posted by Aronmorales

The models look exactly the same as they do in Arkham.

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Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic

I really want to beat the crap Penguin over and over and over...

He killed Bud and Lou in Arkham City, he needs to rot in Arkham Asylum for the rest of his miserable life.

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Posted by Outside_85

Croc is a fine choice for a fighting game... but Penguin and Riddler? There's a reason you don't actually fight these people in Arkham City.

Still waiting for the mages.

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Posted by _Zombie_

Penguin and Riddler? Seriously?

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Posted by MB25

@roboadmiral: Aquaman is confirmed

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Posted by reaper2923

Seriously more Batman people c'mon why didnt they just call the game "BATMAN oh yeah and those other people" Seriously have a little bit of character diversity besides freaking Batman!

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Posted by Mojo65

ughhh more Batman

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Posted by SadiaVicious

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?

The name of the game should be "Batman: Friend or Foe".

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Posted by StMichalofWilson

@FatihBATMAN said:

ohhh snaaaaap! Croc! nice!


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Posted by Fantasgasmic

Looks fake to me, that appears to be the exact Croc model from the Arkham games. Penguin looks very similar, Riddler is a bit too out of focus to tell. I'd believe they are using the characters but not those models.

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Posted by natewhite192

wow imagine if this was in the same universe as the arkham games

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Posted by Barkley


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Posted by MSzekeresh

It would be interesting if these characters served as some type of hazard in an Arkham Asylum stage. Make it a riot where the the characters have surrounded the fighters and if you are knocked into the sides they attack you. Also I would like to see the Riddler as a playable character just to see how they incorporate his staff into the fight.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@kennyshat said:

I'm betting Croc is a playable character and that Riddler and Penquin are just background characters for what I'm guessing is an Arkham Asylum stage. I guess Croc would round out the number of big heavy fighters in the game to three (Bane and Grundy being the other two) which seems about right.

don't forget Doomsday

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Posted by wessaari

they look like the exact same designs from the Arkham games, so i think they are pretty much fake

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Posted by Park

@EdwardWindsor said:

All i want is Red Hood Jason Todd