Though the recently released Injustice 2 has been racking up positive reviews from critics and generating virtually nothing but satisfied praise from players, some fans are likely more than a little disappointed that at least one DC Comics hero didn't make the final roster.
Though he was at the top of many fans' wish list, Dakota's resident teen superhero Static was ultimately left out of NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Interactive's follow-up to Injustice: Gods Among Us. A fact that's particularly disappointing considering the hero is already in canon for the Injustice universe, having appeared as a playable character in the Injustice 1 mobile game.
Fans can take some solace in knowing they aren't alone in lamenting Virgil Hawkins' exclusion from the sequel's line-up. Injustice 2 character designer Marco Nelor shared a piece of concept art for the young hero on Instagram, expressing his personal disappointment at Static not making the final cut. "So sad about this one," Nelor lamented. "He was all cleaned up and ready to go, but unfortunately Static didn't make the cut for #injustice2 ... damn. I had him all worked out too. Oh well. Enjoy !"
Though Static was never actually hinted at as a possible roster addition for the sequel, when asked whether the character was considered as for Injustice 2NetherRealm Studio head Ed Boon replied on Twitter, "He is actually in our Injustice1 mobile app :)", a vague response, perhaps, but one that gave fans some hope that he was at least a possibility for the game. Of course, while he's not part of the Injustice 2 launch, perhaps there's a Dakota-themed DLC in the future...
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 work 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.
Now available in stores or via digital download, Injustice 2 features such playable characters as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Gorilla Grodd and Blue Beetle, with arenas in DC Universe locations like Gotham City, Metropolis and Atlantis.
Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Experience an unprecedented level of control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your super Hero. Your Journey. Your Injustice.