This week marks the arrival of the New York Comic Con and of course such a thing entails several video game announcements being made. Far from being a huge game centric show, the New York con has brought some goodness over the last few years and that will definitely ring true thanks to the comic based brawler that is Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Warner Bros. Interactive and developer NetherRealm Studios have been rather forthcoming when it comes to character reveals without aimlessly teasing us, but its been awhile since a major hero or villain was revealed for the game. PAX Prime 2012 came and went without any major news outside that the game was awesome. It may have seemed as if NetherRealm was slowing things down, but today we have news that none other than the Green Arrow will be joining the ever growing roster of Injustice.
Revealed via the unlikely but mainstream friendly outlet that is Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch, Oliver Queen aka the Green Arrow will be lending his skills in Injustice once the game arrives next April. Featuring his now trademark goatee, the Green Arrow looks like a nice addition to the Injustice roster thanks to a diverse moves set that uses his bow & arrow abilities to their maximum potential. On top of the nice combat abilities of the Arrow, the character’s personality seems to be adapted well into Injustice as he has a nice amount of snark to him, almost on the same level as the chatterbox that is The Flash.
The arrival of the Green Arrow to the Injustice character roster is rather fitting since the character has gotten a second lease at life in a sense. Super Max, the Green Arrow/DC universe movie, may be on the backburner forever, but the character does have a new show premiering this week on the CW, which based on the adverts you may think it was actually called Godly Abs: The TV Show.
It hasn’t been confirmed yet if the Green Arrow is the sole character reveal planned for this week, but I’m sure NetherRealm honcho Ed Boon will take to his Twitter soon to tease us or drop a few interesting clues.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is scheduled for an April 2013 release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.