Nothing keeps a good DC Comics hero down for long, and “Injustice: Gods Among Us” developers NetherRealm Studios has released a trailer revealing Batgirl as the newest addition to the game’s roster via downloadable content. However, for Barbara Gordon fans, the reveal trailer may be even sweeter than one might suspect.
Any Batgirl fan worth their salt knows “The Killing Joke.” Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, one of the story’s key plot points was the Joker shooting Barbara Gordon in the spine, effectively taking Batgirl off the board. The trailer does a quick overview of the story, saying that 25 years after the events of “The Killing Joke,” “it’s time for a little payback.”
While Batgirl has gotten an “Injustice”-style makeover for her character model, she beats down the Joker dressed in his “The Killing Joke” Hawaiian shirt, brimmed hat and camera. This is definitely the payback Batgirl fans have been waiting for.
Batgirl is the second character for “Injustice” downloadable content, following the Lobo during the C2E2 2013 “Injustice” panel. There are still two more characters to come.
Check out the reveal trailer and screenshots below.