The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Coming To Injustice 2

Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm have announced that joining the previously announced Atom in Injustice 2's next DLC will be Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Ahead of the game’s PC release on November 14, a trailer revealed late yesterday during the Injustice 2 Championship playoffs showed the characters joining Batman, Superman, and the rest of DC’s alternate-timeline fighters. The Atom will be available first starting on November 12 for people who have the Ultimate Edition or Fighter Pack 3 with the others to follow shortly after.

The shrinking man and magical antihero are par for the course but New York’s favorite pizza-loving reptiles is a pleasant surprise. The turtles have appeared in a number of comic book cross-overs in recent years, including alongside Gotham’s caped crusader, but this is the first time Leonardo and the crew will appear beside Batman and the rest in an actual video game.

While the trailer shows off everyone in in a cool CGI cutscene, it doesn’t demonstrate how they’ll all work in the game. Since NetherRealms isn’t in the habit of adding six playable characters per DLC pack, it’s likely the turtles will play as a group with one being selectable while the others offer assist attacks from off stage.

This also the first time the turtles have appeared in a fighting game since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters, an early 90s arcade game that was eventually ported to consoles and still enjoys a strong underground following to this day.

The characters will also be included in the Ultimate Edition of the game, so if you haven’t picked Injustice 2 up yet (and you really should if you like fighting games) you might want to look at that version.

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All of these guest characters absolutely ruined Mortal Kombat X. Tanked my opinion of the game. Although they may have had legitimate mechanics and played respectably in their own right, bringing in joke/promotional/goofy characters that don’t fit the core design the game was built around just feels gross and discouraging.

This sort of shit is also completely fucked up Killer Instinct too.