Rumour – Darkseid may be a pre-order bonus for Injustice 2

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Listen, who needs to put time and effort into unlocking a character when you can just buy them, AMIRITE? Heyo, hello modern day gaming business! Right, anyone who has picked up a fighting game or two in the last decade is probably used to this idea by now. Day One orders net you a character wo may or may not be your tastes when you go online, but dammit you just can’t take that chance. Never underestimate the power of FOMO.

It’s a tactic that NetherRealm used in their last round of fisticuffs in Mortal Kombat X, as the four-armed wonder of Outworld known as Goro was available for anyone who picked that game up early. Looks like the same idea is in place then for Injustice 2, as it looks like Darkseid may be available as a pre-order bonus as well. That’s according to this tweet from Maximilian’s Twitter via Eventhubs, although a generous pinch of salt might be necessary:

A few caveats here: I’ve looked on the US PSN store page for Injustice 2, and there’s no mention of Darkseid whatsoever. If it did leak, then that leak was plugged quicker than a speeding bullet. The rest of the page looks legit and I can’t not see Darkseid making an appearance. Beyond the fact that he happens to be one of the biggest threats in the entire DC universe, his appearance would tie in nicely to the actual storyline for Injustice 2:

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As Batman and his allies continue to clash with remnants of Superman’s regime, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s very existence at risk…

Apokolips now, probably. This wouldn’t be the first time that Darkseid has popped up in a game helmed by the talent behind Mortal Kombat either, as he made an appearance in 2008’s Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe. As a character, he’s more than versatile enough and the kind of threat that justifies the plot above, and he made at least one appearance in the Injustice comic book prequel. Which was when Lobo decided to pick a fight with him, because why not.


Omega beams, Boom tube technology and enough raw power to remind Superman that his place is under the heel of his boot? Yeah, sounds plausible to me. Expect more details soon on this, ahead of the May 16 launch.

Last Updated: January 16, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Captain JJ

    I remember a time when you got these things standard and not have release day extras. That said. Darkseid is a pretty cool extra to join the injustice lineup none the less.

    • Hammersteyn

      Member how you unlocked characters by playing the game? I member

      • Ir0nseraph

        Remember ?

        • Hammersteyn

          No, they’re member berries

      • Viking Of Science

        Member when you felt skilled pulling off a Fatality and not paying for Fatality tokens, I Member.

        • Hammersteyn

          Yoh, still can’t believe they sunk that low

  • Hammersteyn

    *will be pre order bonus

    • Ir0nseraph

      Oooh and you’re on it so early on a Monday.
      I presume you have had a cup of coffee or too.

      • Hammersteyn

        3 cups
        *Makes another

        • Ir0nseraph

          I am only on my second and final for today.

          • Hammersteyn

            What? Why?

          • Captain JJ

            Maybe because life is just that good 😛

          • Ir0nseraph

            I only need 2 I guess, some days when I over game at night I might grab 3.
            If I drink 2 real coffee’s like espresso I am like a damn jack rabbit.

      • Admiral Chief


        • Ir0nseraph

          Son of a *** 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            I wasn’t gonna say anything XD

          • Ir0nseraph

            what a buddy.

          • Captain JJ

            We’re not here to judge, except maybe your platform preferences 😛

  • Fox1 – Retro

    Why don’t give him his own game and call it Darkseider?

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