Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Injustice 2 Supergirl

The video game Injustice 2 is coming out soon, pitting the heroes of the DC universe against each other. And, in a sign that perhaps she is becoming more popular, Supergirl is a character within the game and promoted strongly in some of the earliest sneak peeks.

Now, I can't remember the last time that I felt I was a true video gamer. Since the last system I played in my house was the first XBox, it has to be 12 years. So take that as you will.

Also, I'm not a big fan of the concept of Injustice. Given the main premise is that Superman has gone evil, it isn't something that I would embrace.

But these Injustice 2 promotional videos are beautiful to look at, even if I don't know if I would want to play it. First off, head here:

The opening part of the issue has members of the Justice League brawling with each other.

Superman vs. Flash!
Batman vs. Aquaman!
Superman vs. Batman!

And it seems that with each time a character 'dies', they are brought back in more powerful armor. It seems very Saiyan! Or 90's!

Anyways, the video ends on an interesting note. Superman wades in to finish off Batman, angry red eyes angrily glowing with anger.

But Superman is blasted away.

And then we see another set of angry red eyes!

It's Supergirl!

I have to say she looks pretty slick!

And I sort of like that she is standing up to an evil Kal.

I even like that she is sporting her sort of special S-shield. I like that tie-in to the comics.

This video ends with all the heroes running towards each other to brawl.

So not one super-villain in this tease. Just heroes trying to kill each other. And I mean, Aquaman skewers Batman with his trident. No punches pulled.

Still, as a Supergirl fan who lived through decades of her being forgotten or laughed at or gone, I have to like that she is one of five characters highlighted here.

Not Catwoman. No Wonder Woman. No Harley Quinn. Not Green Lantern.

Supergirl! Hooray.

For even more Supergirl in Injustice 2, head to here for another video:

This one really showcases Supergirl!

We see her in her Linda/Kara Danvers secret identity. This is pure Linda Lang from the Gates/Igle run and definitely seems to have some Melissa Benoist in her!

She is approached by Atrocitus and Dex-Starr who claim she is weak. She tosses her glasses in the air, runs away ...

And returns in her Supergirl costume in time to catch her glasses before they hit the ground.

"I punch above my weight!" she retorts. Fantastic!

Again, she looks great.

We get a lot more actual game footage in this video. And we get to see heroes fighting villains! Aquaman takes on Gorilla Grodd! Superman fights Atrocitus!

And Supergirl fights Atrocitus.

I wish I could grab a better pic of her game costume. She is wearing a pant-suit version of the costume. I does look good. And since we see her getting tossed around on these games, I suppose it eliminates the concern for up-skirt shots.

Anyways, I don't think this will get me to play video games. But I hope if someone here does end up playing it, they'll let me know about it.


Martin Gray said...

I've not played a video game since Binatine tennis, so I shall take you word for it. But hurrah for Kara's popularity and presence these days.

Peter said...

Well the first four minutes of this 15 minute play through from IGN gives an idea of how they are going about with this version of Supergirl:

Anonymous said...

Hey Anj, thanks for pointing this out. Not sure about Supergirl v Superman -- I agree with your POV of
the Supercousins fighting as alittle too overused plot point in the comics. On the other, the fact that
it's SUPERGIRL! In a fighting game no less! As a main choosable character! Who's laughing now? :D

And what's not to love about her quip "I punch above my weight." I guess this is the closest we'll ever
see of Supergirl v the Atrocitus Red Lanterns. That could've been an EPIC comic battle, alas, that was
not to be.


Uncle Screensaver said...

One of the creators behind this is also a creator of Mortal Kombat, and one of his favourite characters is Supergirl. He wanted to have her in the original Injustice but she wasn't popular enough back then, it seems, and it was Power Girl being a (failed) vote in for DLC content. While it could be a result of a creator's fandom, the fact that Kara is spotlighted so predominantly in the announcement trailer and footage since then is probably no doubt due to the insurgance of popularity in the character, all thanks to her TV show. *Sigh* Supergirl has a TV show!

There will no doubt be skins available for Supergirl, so I wouldn't be surprised if there will be a Red Lantern costume, New 52, TV show, and even Power Girl. It would be awesome if she also had one of her Pre-COIE costumes!