When Benjamin Franklin said that three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead, then he definitely wasn’t referring to hacking the secrets of Injustice: Gods Among Us. However, secrets are a hacker’s best friend, and a few of those wonderfully devious computer geniuses have uncovered what fans may be getting in the Challenge Stages following the upcoming releases of Red Son Batman, Arkham Origins Deathstroke, and Luchador Bane: Zatanna!
The ladder screen capture clearly shows that Zatanna has been given an upcoming place in the iOS Injustice reality. Moreover, fans have been eagerly awaiting to see when and where the final characters unique to the console version of the game would make the transition to the mobile version. Currently, Ares and Zatanna as well as a host of other skins for the original cast have been withheld.
Zatanna has a rich history in DC lore. She has appeared in several of DCAU’s programs including the coveted Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League: Unlimited, and Young Justice. In addition, the superior Justice League: Dark comic-book series, which director Guillermo del Toro is rumored to be bringing to the silver screen, has added a darker and more important role for Zatanna, since she, Constantine, Swamp Thing and several other magic users have become the “we’ll do what you can’t” force for the Justice League.
When WASDuk posted the photo of the screen capture showing that Zatanna will most likely be the central figure among the next wave of Challenge Stages, Marc Briatack, creator of the infamous Phoenix concept art for Injustice as well as an upcoming e-guide to the game, posted that Zatanna was “good news, but where’s Ares?”
Such a question begs an inquiry into who will accompany Zatanna. The most likely characters would include Red Son Green Lantern, who would allow players to utilize two distinct Red Son teams, and two other skins for familiar characters. Last year, a Silver version of Raven was revealed, but it has remained unavailable to non-hackers for unknown reasons. Will she finally be teleported into the online store? Injustice fans hope so, but NetherRealms holds the key.
Regardless, which characters or skins are you hoping to find alongside Zatanna and, eventually, Ares?