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Sinestro and Hawkgirl Gameplay Footage from 'Injustice: Gods Among Us'

Check out Superman vs. Sinestro and Green Arrow vs. Hawkgirl!

This week the 'Battle Arena' placed Sinestro against Superman and Hawkgirl against Green Arrow. Just like every other week, the bracket is determined by your votes. Voting closed yesterday and today they've released a gameplay video for both battles. Check 'em out to see who wins as well as get an extensive look at the special moves for each character! You'll also spot a cameo from Atom Smasher, Giganta and Darkseid!

What do you think of Sinestro and Hawkgirl now that we've seem more of them? Also, do you agree with the outcome for these two fights? Injustice: Gods Among Us comes out April 16th.

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@ComicKing7 said:

If hawk girl and sinestro are here then where is NIGHTWING. Is not playable or something? Will there be a second tournament for him and other characters? I know for certain that it is not because of popularity because he is way more popular than solomon grundy.

The tournament doesn't include all of the characters. Don't worry, Nightwing is playable.

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Posted By ComicKing7

If hawk girl and sinestro are here then where is NIGHTWING. Is not playable or something? Will there be a second tournament for him and other characters? I know for certain that it is not because of popularity because he is way more popular than solomon grundy.

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Posted By sethysquare

@RedQueen said:

@sethysquare said:

Also, hawkgirl sucks.

I saw Stargirl, Big Barda, Mister Miracel and Orion Statues

Anyone see Wonder Woman's invisible jet? Not even a joke.

Also, Wildcat, Sandman (and I think..)Doctor Mid-Nite and Dr Fate costumes :)

Which means they wont be in the game

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Posted By RedQueen

@sethysquare said:

Also, hawkgirl sucks.

I saw Stargirl, Big Barda, Mister Miracel and Orion Statues

Anyone see Wonder Woman's invisible jet? Not even a joke.

Also, Wildcat, Sandman (and I think..)Doctor Mid-Nite and Dr Fate costumes :)

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Wow...this is really giving me more and more reason to update my console just for this very game.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

Superman and Green Arrow won, so I was right.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

Did Supes just send Sinestro to the PHANTOM ZONE at 2:20? And are Giganta and Atom-Smasher fighting in the background? And did they just throw Hawkgirl into the Hall of Justice at 1:26? Followed by Ollie blasting Hawkgirl through a Boom Tube to Apocalypse, where Darkseid blasted her back at 2:26? This game is a geek-out explosion!

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Posted By Hastny

@SmashBrawler: Agreed. Something weird is definitely going on here. But at least we got a decent discussion out of it. That's a win.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Hastny: Glad we could reach an understanding.

Hmm... a pacific resolution to a debate in the Internet? What has the world come to?

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Posted By SexualLobster

I'm curious what would be some 'super attacks' for if these were Marvel characters?

I'm thinking of making a blog post about it, should I?

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Posted By RedQueen

@Manbehindthewires said:

Can't wait for this game! Never seen anything like that weird dialogue between Arrow and Hawkgirl in one of these before...is that what happens when 2 players specials manage to parry each other?

I agree it's being fought based on popularity more than anything.

For this reason, my predictions in the 1/4s

  • Batman vs Wonder Woman
  • Flash vs Joker
  • Aquaman vs Green Lantern
  • Superman vs Green Arrow

In comics, I think you'd get the opposite result in all of these except Supes vs Arrow, but this bracket was clearly set up for a Batman/Joker Semi and a Batman/Superman Finale.

With that in mind, my predictions for the semis will be:

  • Batman vs Joker
  • Aquaman vs Superman

Playoff will be

  • Joker vs Aquaman

And Final will be a rather frustrating tie and a "buy the game and find out for yourself who wins!" comment...

Think you've nailed it.

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Posted By Hastny

@SmashBrawler: Leaving the final battle unanswered does sound like a great idea. Hopefully they'll let that particular fight be resolved within the game instead. But while I understand that the creators had their own rooster planned, I don't see why they couldn't have let us choose, not all, but at least a couple of characters and then made longer videos demonstrating the characters gameplay. Since they want us to buy the game it would only makes sense if they made an effort to see what the fans wanted. But I see the problems. And like you said, now we do get a special look at the game.

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Posted By LordRequiem

I'm disappointed in alot of the character choices simply because their moves are very uninteresting and their specials are so uninspired, Bane for example and Hawkgirl. But on the other hand, Sinestro's gameplay looks amazing (far better than GL), Aquaman's looks awesome, both Flash's and Shazam's look really cool also. You can expect me to never play as Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn or Bane. I'd Laugh if Zod is another character 'cus that would be pointless.

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Posted By Skulexander

I simply can not wait for this game. It looks kick ass. IT COMES OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Hastny: Nah, your comments were fine. What's messy here is my memory.

Anyway, even though asking the players which characters they want in the game is a great idea you have to remember that the developers have their own planified roster, they can't base it exclusively on fan demand. Not to mention that character voting won't allow us to see the game itself. That's where the ingenuity of this tournament lies, they allow people to see the game much more than any trailer possibly could. And this is not a popularity tournament, I mean, yes it is, but that's not what the creators had planned. They specifically ask "Who would win?" not "Who do you like more?". But obviously all comes down to preference in the end. Pit a DC character against a Marvel one in a public contest and chances are people are going to vote for both the character and the company they prefer. So even though it is kind of pointless if we take it as a fighting/popularity tournament, that's not its true purpose. It's just clever marketing. Plus I wouldn't be surprised if they did what a user above suggested and left the final battle in a cliffhanger.

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Posted By Hastny

@SmashBrawler: I don't think you've read through my previous posts properly. In my earlier conversations I was discussing whether GA could beat Hawkgirl in the comics or not. That's a completely different thing! Of course a battle in the comic books would play out differently since it would strive to be more "realistic". There GA would have been taken out by a single hit from Hawkgirls mace. In the games, however, he could survive being punched to outer space and back again. Therefore I have as little problem with GA beating Hawkgirl in Gods among us as a have with other characters beating one another in other fighting games.

When I posted my first comment about how I thought it stupid that GA managed to win a was criticizing the problem with the battle arenas as a whole. And they are a really stupid idea. Why? Because when it comes down to it, it's just another popularity contest and we already know who DCs most popular characters are. It wasn't necesarry to put up yet another poll to se if Superman and Batman are still as popular as they were, oh I don't know, one week ago? The idea of an interactive marketing process is great but they should have created one that actually mattered. People could have gotten a chance to vote on obscure characters they wanted in the game, alternative skins or something that gave something in return and thus helped improve the game itself. That's what annoys me. Not the gameplay because that part really does look awesome and I personally enjoy the over the top action-sequences as long as it's kept to the games. I just wish the would have gotten for a marketing process that was truly interactive.

I hope I managed to explain myself better this time and I'm sorry if my prevoius entries were a bit messy.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Hastny: I don't get it. You don't like the fact Green Arrow won the fight with Hawkgirl because there's no way he'd survive a blow from her mace, yet you're OK with Phoenix Wright beating Hulk because it's just a game? Isn't Injustice a game too?

And how is this a bad way to promote their game? They use an interactive form of marketing that gives players small rewards and gameplay footage. Sounds pretty damn ingenious to me.

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Posted By SHTR

Every time I see something new about this game I get more and more impatient!

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Posted By Hastny

@SmashBrawler:

Who said I was angry? I’m more in a ”rolling my eyes” sort of mood because I can tell beforehand

exactly which opponents will come out on top. And yes, therefore I find this

whole “vote for you favourite character thing” to be rather pointless and

boring. Not to mention a stupid idea in general. I understand that this is just

a game which is why I don’t really care who wins each battle. My problem lies instead

with the fact that the creators couldn’t come up with a less predictable way to

market their fighting game than a popularity tournament. And to answer your

question: No, I don’t get angry when the phoenix wright beats the hulk. Because

like I said, it’s just a game.

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Posted By Urban_Ronin

Sinestro looks like PF Namor.

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Posted By SpidermanWins

@k4tzm4n said:

@SpidermanWins said:

Where is Nightwing and Deathstroke in this tournament?

Not in it.

That's weird, thought it was the whole cast in it. =I Well I guess that would make it uneven tournament-wise. Still...they could've added 2 more to make to the cast to do the same... meh

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@ravisher said:

wheres nightwing, deathstroke

They're not in the tournament.

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Posted By ravisher

wheres nightwing, deathstroke

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Posted By The_Vein

Gee. I wonder if the last fight will be between Batman and Superman.

Even though Bats would have to beat Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to get to him.

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Posted By kingsloth

was that a white martian that bit sinestro in the phantom zone, thats awesome.

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Posted By Fallen_Crippled

Could the robot be S.T.R.I.P.E? Stargirl's occasional partner?

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Sleepbutnodream15: No trouble for me either, I love these videos. To me it's more like watching two people play the game than watching actual fights between these characters.

@TheElusiveNewReader: Your mother would probably be proud of you because of that.

@Hastny said:

@OriginalVenom said:

@Hastny said:

Green Arrow... beating Hawkgirl? Yeah, I don't think so. Did the people who voted actually know anything about these characters?

Im fairly certain people voted based on popularity not on actual battle capability.

Yes, I guess so. Wich is kinda why these battles were a bad idea to begin with. Besides we all already know that Batmans going to win.

A bad idea? You serious? These battles let us see a lot of gameplay we wouldn't get to see otherwise. I don't care who wins which battle, and I honestly don't know why other people do. It's a fighting game, for crying out loud. Do you get angry too every time Phoenix Wright beats the Hulk in UMvC3?

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@SpidermanWins said:

Where is Nightwing and Deathstroke in this tournament?

Not in it.

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Posted By mk111

@toptom:

Lol, that is funny. The villain won instead of the hero.

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Posted By callsignneptune

Man, that looks awesome! Can't wait for this to come out!

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Posted By SpidermanWins

Where is Nightwing and Deathstroke in this tournament?

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Posted By toptom

...mmm..so DARKSEID is the one who has defeated hawkgirl,and not green arrow! lol

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Edited By Manbehindthewires

Can't wait for this game! Never seen anything like that weird dialogue between Arrow and Hawkgirl in one of these before...is that what happens when 2 players specials manage to parry each other?

I agree it's being fought based on popularity more than anything.

For this reason, my predictions in the 1/4s

  • Batman vs Wonder Woman
  • Flash vs Joker
  • Aquaman vs Green Lantern
  • Superman vs Green Arrow

In comics, I think you'd get the opposite result in all of these except Supes vs Arrow, but this bracket was clearly set up for a Batman/Joker Semi and a Batman/Superman Finale.

With that in mind, my predictions for the semis will be:

  • Batman vs Joker
  • Aquaman vs Superman

Playoff will be

  • Joker vs Aquaman

And Final will be a rather frustrating tie and a "buy the game and find out for yourself who wins!" comment...

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Posted By Hastny

@OriginalVenom said:

@Hastny said:

Green Arrow... beating Hawkgirl? Yeah, I don't think so. Did the people who voted actually know anything about these characters?

Im fairly certain people voted based on popularity not on actual battle capability.

Yes, I guess so. Wich is kinda why these battles were a bad idea to begin with. Besides we all already know that Batmans going to win.

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Posted By Hastny

@Cavemold: Yes, I did see that and it made no sense whatsoever. Hawkgirl is an alien gifted with flight and superstrenght. She's also an expert with melee weapons. I know that these battles arent supposed to be realistic, obviously, but the truth is that this particular battle would have ended when hawkgirl got in her first hit with her nth metal mace. A net woudn't stop her more than a couple of seconds and she could easily break out of the ice. Besides she could probably have dodged or deflected most of Green Arrows arrows anyway.

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Posted By TheElusiveNewReader

@SmashBrawler: Is it sad that I know her voice better than I know my mother?

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Posted By ravisher

Darkseid destroyed her

hawkgirls i think thats a mace not a hammer

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Posted By SNascimento

There is a Hawkman statue as well.

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Posted By sethysquare

Also, hawkgirl sucks.

I saw Stargirl, Big Barda, Mister Miracel and Orion Statues

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Posted By sethysquare

seriously, sinestro looks awesome.

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Posted By FatihBATMAN

nice!

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Posted By JonesDeini

Looking forward to this game, cool cameos

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Posted By Sleepbutnodream15

@Cavemold: I'd like some more info, watcha got holmes?

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Posted By Sleepbutnodream15

@SmashBrawler: I wouldn't consider it trouble. Of course Batman is gonna win, but I love watching this gameplay. I especially love seeing all these environments.

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Posted By Perfect 10

no way in the real dc arrow would have survived kendra's first attack, last i checked his skull wasnt laced with some kind of anti nth metal. love that the only way he "won" was through cheating: threw her to a robot, who threw her to giganta, then he sent her to darkseid who pretty much finished her off. so yeah he "won" bravo lol

for all the haters wondering why sinestro is in here when there is green lantern, watach that video on repeat. SICK. was mesmerazied by his movement and his attacks. too much awesomeness

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Posted By Cavemold

@Moby said:

Yo was that Darkseid my mind is officially blown. Man I hope he is a playable character!!!!

Dont think he will be

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Posted By Moby

Yo was that Darkseid my mind is officially blown. Man I hope he is a playable character!!!!

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Edited By sturmritter

@Bluefox170: Well, to be fair I wasn't commenting about them *soley* on the popularity of the characters (but ya, I'm a hawkgirl fan), but more taking the view of the actual fight mechanic, in which a thanagar mace was deposited into Ollie's FACE. As to the popularity contest issue, ya, the whole thing smacks of favoritism, rather than any character power set flaws. The game does look delicious though, and I will be looking forward to getting my hands on a copy if I can ever afford it.

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Posted By OriginalVenom

@Hastny said:

Green Arrow... beating Hawkgirl? Yeah, I don't think so. Did the people who voted actually know anything about these characters?

Im fairly certain people voted based on popularity not on actual battle capability.

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Posted By dondave

Cool fights, wanted Sinestro to win

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