I went for the tacky pun. I had to. Chris doesn’t let me put enough puns on the Flickcast. And it’s Zatanna. You really can’t expect me to post a story about her in any way shape or form and not mess with it at LEAST a little bit. So now that I have gotten that out of my system, let’s get down to business: Zatanna is coming to Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Though appearing in a number of comics such as Hawkman, Batman, Green Lantern and The Atom alongside the title heroes starting in 1964, it was more than a decade later before she was offered membership into the Justice League. The crux of her early appearances revolved around the search for her father, magician Giovanni Zatara. Unlike most magicians though, Zatanna actually possesses legitimate magical ability because of her mother Sindella, who is Homo magi. Staying true to her father’s profession, Zatanna’s costume resembles that of a Playboy bunny combined with a magician’s tux (though the New 52 version only wears that costume on stage).
In Injustice: Gods Among Us, it looks like Zatanna’s fighting style will most resemble that of Raven. Both magic users, they also appear to focus on a combination of distance attacks and evasion. Her visual style also incorporates what would appear to be stage tricks rather than Raven’s more direct magical blasts. As you’ll see in the gameplay trailer below, this doesn’t appear to be a powerhouse character but does have lots of finesse and trickery working to her advantage.
Zatanna will be available for download for Injustice: Gods Among Us on August 13th on XBox Live for 400 Microsoft Points and the PlayStation Network for $4.99. Like the Martian Manhunter, she is not included as a part of the original four in the Season Pass Bundle.