It was a pretty big surprise to learn that Hellboy -- yes, Mike's Mignola's Hellboy, with the giant red arm -- had joined the cast of Netherealm’s latest DC Comics-based fighting game, Injustice 2. Now that we've had a little while to absorb the fact that Big Red will join the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Mortal Kombat’s Raiden in a fight to the death, the developer has released a new trailer showing exactly what he'll be bringing to the battle.
As you'd expect, Injustice 2 incorporates both sides of Hellboy’s life into his fighting style. His B.P.R.D. weaponry comes into play for long and mid-range battle, particularly his trusty pistol the Good Samaritan. For close range, that’s where his gigantic fist and sword show up. Word to the wise: don’t let him grapple with you, because it looks like getting hit by Right Hand of Doom is gonna hurt -- even if it does switch to the left hand at random times during gameplay.
Hellboy joins the cast of Injustice 2 on Nov. 14. If you don’t have the Season Pass, you can buy him separately or as part of the Fighter Pack 2.
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.