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HELLBOY Will Join the DC Comics Heroes in INJUSTICE 2

HELLBOY Will Join the DC Comics Heroes in INJUSTICE 2

Back in May, NetherRealm Studios gave away the identities of two upcoming fighters for Injustice 2. Mortal Kombat‘s Raiden and Aquaman’s nemesis, Black Manta, were simply too distinctive to be mistaken for anyone else. But at Gamescom, the company unveiled a very surprising choice for the third character in the upcoming Fighter Pack 2: Mike Mignola’s Hellboy!

The accompanying announcement video clearly treats Hellboy’s appearance as the major reveal. Unlike the other comic book heroes and villains in this game, Hellboy is not owned by DC Comics. Instead, Hellboy is Mignola’s creator-owned character whose exploits as “the world’s greatest paranormal investigator” have been published by Dark Horse Comics for almost 25 years. As you may have guessed by his physical appearance, Hellboy is half-demon, but he’s also a true hero at heart.

Hellboy’s inclusion is the Injustice 2 equivalent of Mortal Kombat X’s horror movie DLC characters. While there are still many DC characters that we’d love to see in the game, this will be the very first time in any medium that Hellboy has officially encountered Superman, Wonder Woman, and the majority of the DC Universe. Hellboy has previously crossed over with Batman in the comics, so it’s not entirely without precedent. But it is exciting!

In case you’re wondering about Hellboy’s Jack Kirby-esque hand, that is the indestructible “Right Hand of Doom,” which is the key to the apocalypse, and it will inevitably be one of Hellboy’s offensive weapons within the game. We wouldn’t be shocked at all to see Hellboy go full demon in his super move, and unleash the power of his birthright as Anung Un Rama.

The first footage of Black Manta in action this weekend on the NetherRealm Twitch channel, which means that Hellboy will probably not be the first character to be released in this DLC pack. But we can’t wait to see how he fits into the game!

Are you excited to see Hellboy crossover into Injustice 2? Summon your thoughts in the comment section below!

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