Injustice 2 is out now and is currently one of the most played titles for the fighting game community. As if the roster of 29 characters wasn’t enough, three more are going to be added as DLC very soon. The most requested one is Red Hood, whose first image has been released by WB Games to make fans excited.
From what can be seen in the game’s Facebook page, it looks like Red Hood will be a rushdown character. Most fans assumed that he would be one of the game’s many zoners, like Deadshot, Doctor Fate, and Firestorm. However, while he does have range attacks, the image shown makes it seem like he will be have rushdown techniques.
What’s The Rush(down)?
Rushdown characters have been a common staple in fighters, and there was a bunch of them in Mortal Kombat X. It seems like Injustice 2 took a different route and added more zoners, which should be addressed in the future. Still, seeing a character like Red Hood become a possible rushdown character should make some of the game’s fans happy.
While Red Hood is known for his guns, the comics have also shown him to be a good hand-to-hand combatant. He was trained by Batman after all, and his quick temper has made him a force to be reckoned with. DC fans loved seeing Jason Todd return as Red Hood, so making the vigilante a DLC character was very smart.
Darkseid is currently one of the strongest characters in the game, since he was originally a pre-order character until release. Red Hood, Starfire, and the other DLC characters might be just as strong when they arrive in Injustice 2. Expect some nerfing sometime after release, assuming the group of DLC characters are too strong for competitive play.
Three character packs are currently being planned for the game, so that should keep fans busy for the time being. Each character will also have specific gear, adding even more replay value to the game’s critically acclaimed Multiverse mode. Here is hoping that the release date for DLC Pack 1 is soon, though players can purchase them in advance.
Injustice 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, with an excellent mobile spinoff for smartphone and tablet gamers. DC is digitally releasing comic book tie-in chapters that detail the five year gap between the end of the first game and the start of the sequel.
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