Mortal Kombat favourite Scorpion coming to Injustice as DLC

Update: Warner Bros. has confirmed that the Scorpion DLC for Injustice will be released on June 11.

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Update: Warner Bros. has confirmed that the Scorpion DLC for Injustice will be released on June 11.

Original story: DC Comics brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us will be getting new DLC in the form of Mortal Kombat poster boy Scorpion, Warner Bros. has announced.

NetherRealm, who developed Injustice alongside the most recent Mortal Kombat, has employed iconic comic artist Jim Lee to create the Injustice interpretation of the character.

No firm release date was given for the DLC, but Scorpion will be released for $4.99/£3.99 on PlayStation Network and 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360. Warner Bros said earlier in the year that Injustice DLC would be released on the Wii U in the summer.

Scorpion is a resurrected ninja and has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat game since the series' inception in 1992. He has also fought against DC Comics characters before in 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

Injustice: Gods Among Us was released earlier this year, and received a score of 7.0 in its GameSpot review. Scorpion follows Batgirl and Lobo as DLC characters for the game.

Discussion

334 comments
sneeky_ninja
sneeky_ninja

kind of looks like an Azrael version of scorpion.

LonelyHippie27
LonelyHippie27

God, why do they gotta put Scorpion on it rather than adding another Superhero?

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

that's weird....I've had him since Tuesday on my ps3?  anyone else got him early?

swyg
swyg

It's a super shredder!

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

I know people are hating on scorpion been in this game but, they had freddy in MK9 and he's got nothing to do with that.  I think they're just trying to keep the MK players sweet among all the DC guys.Personally I love scorp, glad he's in among my warriors.

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

I've had Scorpion for over a week now.  Why does everybody else get it so late?  Is it because I got the Season Pass, or NetherRealms knows I'm one of their greatest fans?  Or because I'm not a fucking noob who traps people in infinite combos, most likely with Green Lantern or Aquaman.  DAMMIT I hate people who do that.  They ought to be shot with crap and hung for stinking

M1ghtyGuard
M1ghtyGuard

It feels like a complete ripoff. I bought the season pass for DC characters. Although scorpion looks cool, I have that character on mk9. It had to be a secret free character, but not a 4/5 dollar steal. Do I care that I can play the character half a week earlier than the non season pass persons... I wanted martian manhunter or something (Zatanna anybody?).

What is Ed Boon doing anyhow? Making polls on twitter, while the dlc characters were decided long before the game was available...

I call this dishonest, injustice. Probably won't buy the next Netherrealm game.. But then again I'm just one tiny customer so who cares.

MentatAssassin
MentatAssassin

I was against Scorpian at first until I saw his trailer. It does break the immersion of pure DC but no more than watching non-powered humans knock meta humans into helicoptors and buildings. Since when does invulnerability equal super strength? Not complaining, just saying that with this game, it seems anything goes. Just like comics in general.

Mizarzeug
Mizarzeug

Wahts your point have you seen my previous comments. And telling me to play th mk games to understand the story shows the whole picture eludes your comprehension or you pick a fraction of the story and think that scorpio move on this show me that you only play mk4. From mk1 to mk9 it starts and at this point ends with subzero revenge and rivalry and between these titles almost everything is rivalry between these two so whos the one that doesnt know...

dralutfi
dralutfi

if u put Scorpion or Kratos in any game they will make a difference ;)

scoobdog02
scoobdog02

The release of Scorpion made me sell this game. Not true. I sold it because it became so irritating that people who spam and zone could beat me because of the lag. It caused me to become so angry that I wanted to hurt people. Scorpion's release was just the last straw. If I had had to fight him once, I may have committed suicide. No regrets!

oneligas
oneligas

this is incredibly lame since it's a unimaginative character they have had in almost every MK, this game was all about DC only and then they go and add a MK staple while there are still some interesting DC characters they could of added for more variety

Chronologo
Chronologo

This is why I'm holding back till the GOTY edition comes out, it will be a long wait anyways

AlexFili
AlexFili

Maybe he'll be in a comic now

nini200
nini200

One good thing about this though, this comes the end of the deadpool and green arrow spamming.  Scorpion will stop that mess in it's tracks.

nini200
nini200

Martin: Scorpion was not in Mortal Kombat 3.  They added him in Ultimate MK3.

I Love Scorpion and always have since MK1.  I'm not buying this game though and I feel satisfied with that decision.

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

I like the mix of characters so far, its just very light on the story, and prolly for good reason, my biggest gripe is with the: overused story telling 'crutch' that is the "Crisis" in the dc universe.  Its just getting tedious, and predictable, wherever you see an outlandish premise in DC and you wonder "what? how are they going to explain this!" you remember, oh that's right the bloody crisis... which I wager could even explain why papa smurf is fighting with the lollipop guild over blue kryptonite

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

I don't see what's the problem, I love having him and I hope sub-zero will be here too

Scarworf
Scarworf

I do apologise for being pedantic. But Martin, Scorpion hasn't truly been in every main release since its inception. Scorpion wasn’t in Mortal Kombat 3. However, he was added into the roster in the updated Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

burgo81
burgo81

funny today is the 8th of june and i already have scorpion, is this guy a loser or what. not checking his facts before writing up his column and the editor whose primary job is to make sure that facts has been verified before going to print(in this case, released online)

ItchyIsVegeta
ItchyIsVegeta

Earlier This Week called, they want their news back.

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

Showing all the characters moves and specials is a sure way of making someone like me lose interest because I'm now like, "I've seen it all." The awe from discovering a character's moves has been taken away. Not many might feel that way, but that's how I do. 

That's why I avoided watching matches before the release of Mortal Kombat. It felt good to pull off various X-Ray Moves for the first time as I kept playing the game. I think seeing them on YouTube instead wouldn't have wowed me as much.

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

What's with that Superman? Is that supposed to be 'Superzombie' or something?

BBLethal7
BBLethal7

You guys are always late with news.. Ive had him for a few days now.. 

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

Ill wait for all the characters to be included in the Komplete Edition for $20 less.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

If you have the season pass you can download him already along with the rest of the pack

Redblaze27
Redblaze27

This is so late that I already got him on my PS3 and have played him.

pimp-o-matic
pimp-o-matic

The next dlc character is going to be zod. Then there is going to be a second season of dlc charaters which are martian manhunter, red hood, power girl, and sub zero. As far as all the dlc charaters go the only creative ones are lobo and martain manhunter. All the rest are batman, superman, and mortal combat................. way to think outside the box.....

TioShard
TioShard

@PosiTVEMinD355 Yeah I've been able to play as him for the last few days too. Since the last update.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

@LiquidGold But they MADE Mortal Kombat. It's their thing, they can do what they want. Not to mention that there wasn't a single interesting character that wasn't already in the game. DC has heaps of interesting characters that still aren't in the game. Here's a few off the top of my head: Gorilla Grodd, Brainiac, Mr Freeze, Power Girl, Captain Atom, Metallo, John Stewart (sure, it might be another Green Lantern but their fighting styles can be incredibly diverse,) Hawkman, The Outsider, Etrigan, Citizen Cold, Swamp Thing, Booster Gold, General Zod. Heck, I'd rather Krypto over Scorpion (Krypto would probably actually be the most unique character that could be added now that I think about it.)

I'm sure more hardcore DC fans could think of a lot more than that. I've barely read any of them so far. That's not even to mention the fact that Scorpion's already been in more fighting games than most other video game characters have been in any. Yet most of these DC characters haven't been a playable character in any games at all.

kaymai
kaymai

@M1ghtyGuard wow really? just for a bonus character? the game is great. the game isn't going to stop being great because of one character. its still gonna be a popular tournament game. at the end of the day it doesn't really matter who they add so long as they aren't garbage like Lobo.

maester334
maester334

@AlexFili That would be cool if he was in the injustice comic thats going on now lol

kaymai
kaymai

@nini200 green arrow spams? he doesn't really have a zoning game. hes at his best when hes in your face making use of mixups and punishing unsafe/whiffed moves with ice arrow. there are several other characters that do way better sitting at full screen and making it difficult for you to get in and do damage but often times once you do get in its easy to shut them down.

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

@Scarworf Just because this character isn't old doesn't mean it's not a classic. Scorpion and Sub-Zero have become over the time the classiest characters in the MK universe

TheAlphaAndOmeg
TheAlphaAndOmeg

@burgo81 Lol, dude calm down.  He was released early for season pass holders.  He will be released this 11th for people who did not buy the season pass.

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

@pimp-o-matic But they already have a Red Hood costume for Joker..

Scarworf
Scarworf

@Armyboy5

I have no I idea where you got that impression from my post?! Never did I state Scorpion was no classic character. I am not sure if you have understood what I was on about.

alucardswrath
alucardswrath

@2bitSmOkEy @Prats1993 Scorpion is incredibly awesome, but how on earth can anyone pit him against the likes of Doomsday, Lobo, Shazaam, Black Adam, Superman, Etc.

Smilemax
Smilemax

@JangoF-76 @Prats1993 Explain why In Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Lars from Tekken is playable? Why Solid Snake and Sonic are playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl? For the exact same reason why Scorpion, and hopefully Sub-Zero, is a playable character in Injustice, its because, in video game, there something call partnership. Some people from other company have to work for some reason for other company. Ex: MK Vs. DC Universe. Ed Boon, who is one of the Creator of Mk are also the Creator of Injustice. Its normal and predictable, in Injustice we will see a cameo. This could have been an easter egg, but they choose to put a playable character!