Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm have revealed the Atom as the latest downloadable fighter for Injustice 2. The hero, unveiled tonight during the finale of Chasing the Cup: Injustice 2 on The CW, will be the Ryan Choi version of the hero rather than the veteran Justice Leaguer Ray Palmer.
The character’s official description reads:
Physics prodigy Ryan Choi took on the mantle of the Atom when his mentor — and original Atom — Ray Palmer mysteriously disappeared. Now armed with quantum shrinking technology, Ryan will use the subatomic power of the quantum bio-belt to seek out his lost friend and further the fight for justice.
The reveal trailer teases Choi using his quantum shrinking capabilities and subatomic power mainly as a close-range fighter to pummel opponents, while still leaving us in the dark as to his super-move. There’s no official date as to when he’ll join the fight, with the trailer merely stating that he’s “coming soon.”
The Atom’s arrival follows the recent trio of DLC fighters that make up Injustice 2’s second character pack: Black Manta, Hellboy and Raiden.
In the comics, Choi debuted in 2006’s DCU: Brave New World, created by Gail Simone and Grant Morrison. Coincidentally, the game’s description of the character lines up with his DC Rebirth arc where he succeeded Palmer who got stuck in the microverse, with Choi’s heroics eventually garnering him induction into the Justice League.
Developed by NetherRealm for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the sequel to the hit 2013 video game Injustice: Gods Among Us continues the storyline, with Batman and his allies working toward putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. However, in the midst of that chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk.
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