In the latest Injustice: Gods Amongs Us Battle Arena fight, Warner Bros asked fans who would win in two insane fantasy fights, one between the Scarlet Speedster, the Flash, and the Big Red Cheese, Shazam (Captain Marvel); and the other between Metropolis’ number one villain, Lex Luthor, and Gotham’s worst, the Joker.
You can see both of the fights in the videos below: the first fight between the red and yellow former heroes takes place in a very well designed, grimy downtown Gotham neighborhood; the second takes place in Metropolis. Both show multi-tiered stages full of traps and environmental damage that the fighters take advantage of to take on their enemies.
You’ll also notice NetherRealm’s balance in play, not only mechanically, but just as far as why certain weaker characters can take on stronger characters. Flash, for example uses more of his environment to even things out with Shazam, and even has a vibration dodge move to phase through projectiles. Lex uses his powerful mech armor for a lot of traps and attacks, but actually takes a quick moment to activate them on his suit before they work: an interesting, plausible, and subtle way to make the typical powerful-but-slow fighting game character archetype make sense.
While it would have been cool to see Shazam’s special be more Kingdom Come like, it was great to see Joker’s A Death in the Family crowbar in action.
What did you think about the results of either fight? Do you agree with who won? And how are you liking Injustice‘s mechanics so far? Let us know in the comments below, and if you missed the last Battle Arena results, check them out here. Check out the Battle Arena website this Monday for the next round of fights, and stay tuned to DualShockers.com for more news.