New Injustice 2 DLC Characters Will Include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Injustice 2, NetherRealm's superhero-filled fighting game, is set to receive its most surprising DLC additions yet. A new trailer for the game's Fighter Pack 3 DLC has revealed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join the fray, alongside Enchantress and Atom.

While the latter two characters mentioned above are exciting new arrivals in their own right, they're somewhat overshadowed by the Ninja Turtles. Interestingly, all four of the heroes in a half shell will join the Injustice 2 roster, which will have cool gameplay implications.

In the trailer, which you can see above, the Ninja Turtles interrupt a battle between Enchantress and Atom, and when Michelangelo calls dibs on fighting the "magic lady" he's told that they "fight as a team" by Leonardo. More than just a cool cinematic moment, this could be a tease of how the squad will fight.

Although there hasn't been any gameplay of them in action yet, we're guessing that one of the Ninja Turtles will be the main on-screen character, with the others jumping in and out of battle to execute special moves or lend a hand in combos. From the way the trailer ends, it looks like Leonardo--leader of the Ninja Turtles--will be the primary character and his brothers will back him up. Of course, this is all speculation on our part, and NetherRealm could surprise us by introducing a unique tag-mechanic for them.

These DLC characters, and the ones that came before them, are included as part of the Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2 or can be purchased in the upcoming Fighter Pack 3 DLC. Atom will be available for early access on December 12, but specific release dates for the other characters haven't been confirmed yet.

Injustice 2 is on a roll with surprise character announcements. As part of its Fighter Pack 2 DLC Hellboy was added to the game. NetherRealm also recently announced the release date for Injustice 2's PC version. You can play the game's 1v1 open beta on PC right now ahead of its launch.

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DeadrisingX1

The trench coat and fedora hat... aww yeah...

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dirthurts

See, Bay. You can make a modern looking turtle that doesn't look like a horrendous sexual deviant. There is a good and bad way to do these things.

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MJ12-Conspiracy

@dirthurts: IDK about the sexual deviant part..funny but IDK......

with the TMNT and Bayturtles, it's the difference between art and corporate greed, anyone doing it for the art will do it right, anyone doing it for greed won't give a F and will ruin it....

the turtles inclusion into Injustice is a good thing....really all the additions are great....

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jerusaelem

@MJ12-Conspiracy: Thing is, the original cartoon that everyone grew up with and loves was aaaaaaaaalllllll about the greed. They plastered those heroes in a half shell on any and everything they could get their greedy mits on from cereal, to napkins, to - I shit you not- toilet seats. Half the classic episodes were just overblown commercials for the action figures...and you know what? They were STILL fucking rad.

(Side note...the cereal with the little nets and marshmallows was actually delicious. Garbage but delicious.)

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JackNief

Well that's unexpected.

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Dark_sageX

Holy moly this is awesome! If they announced Shredder as a DLC character for MKX I would dive right back in there!

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RicanV

Maybe there isn't one designated turtle and you can switch out whenever you want.

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Lach0121

@RicanV: Interesting. They could also do the same for Bebop/Rocksteady. Slight move variations between them, and such.

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SuperKlyph

The roster of this game really makes me want it tbh. I'm going to try to wait for an ultimate edition.

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PSYCHOV3N0M

@superklyph: I'll gladly wait for the complete edition.

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meedokicky

@superklyph: Ultimate edition is currently on sale for 54$ on PSN (if you have PS+), which was 100$ at the beginning I think? Finally decided to get it myself. The only character you won't get with ultimate edition is Darkseid, which I don't care about tbh.

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mboettcher

Curious if you play as one turtle at a time and then the others come in for combos and special moves or how that will work.

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SuperKlyph

@mboettcher: as am I.

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Ariel_G

I wonder how costumes and shaders will work for these guys...

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Epic_G_ame08

A huge surprise love it also the art direction related to the old first and second turtle movie

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Lach0121

@epic_g_ame08:

I would have to agree! Very nice choice on their part, and I wonder what kind of skins/shaders can be applied to them. Unless it is one Turtle, and the 4 of them are different skins... much like Super Girl/Power Girl.

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Richardthe3rd

Shredder needs to be added also. Like, that has to happen now.

They opened the can, now they need to go all the way.

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john7281

@Richardthe3rd: I would like Shredder and maybe a skin for Super Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze.

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Samurai1313

@john7281: but one things for certain. This guy knows where splinter is! Lol

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el_marto2003

I'm still confused on whether they will allow you to fight as each individual turtle or they "fight as a team".

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MJ12-Conspiracy

@Metallicwolf29: said nobody ever......

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RestatBonfire

@Metallicwolf29: unfunny

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RestatBonfire

@Metallicwolf29: no ones salty, youre just not funny

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RestatBonfire

@Metallicwolf29: lmao my reading comments on my phone? Didn’t know it was out of my way to type some buttons

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Matricks_

Oh I'm so picking this up on PC when it launches. Totally radical! :)

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Dark_sageX

@matricks_: you deserve a thumbs up for saying "radical"

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Lach0121

I use to really enjoy the TMNT Tournament Fighters on NES, I also wanted it so bad on SNES. (never got it)

This could have my favorite modern fighting game absorb a lot of my desires of TMNT TF. Just add a few levels, add a few bad guys: Shredder, Bebop & Rocksteady...

Surprising move! Glad I got the ultimate edition.

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sidd67

Surprised this wasn't done before!

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PrpleTrtleBuBum

Ok, this one just turned into a buy. TMNT was a throwaway fan idea I thought. Now just needs a sewer research facility stage with Splinter, Shredder, Krang and so on as hazards.

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TAMKFan

Just amazing. I need to get this game when I can.