NetherRealms Studios is about to offer up their first EXCLUSIVE character for their Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile app – and it’s a doozy.
If you’ve read any Justice League comic in the past 40 years or watched any of the animated Justice League series, then DARKSEID is a familiar face to you. This merciless alien dictator will stop at nothing to rule the universe.
“I Am Many Things… Here, I am God!”
And now, players of the Injustice iOS mobile app will have a chance to put Darkseid in charge of their minions. In addition to his Omega Beams, this villain also has a powerful passive ability.
Empower Minions grants any Bronze Level characters on your team 3x their health! This would make many Bronze level characters, especially Elite ones, tougher than many Silver level characters.
You must complete 63 battles against increasingly challenging opposition. You pay for each battle with Challenge Currency and you start with 25 free Challenge Credits. You can earn more in regular battles or purchased at the Shop.
There are five series of challenges. For each set of battles completed, you get a part of Darkseid’s garb (Helmet, Chest Plate, Omega Logo, Boots, Belt). Once you have won all five challenges, a Gold Level Darkseid is added to your collection.
But, you don’t need to complete them all to win something.
- 2 Challenges Completed – Free Bronze Booster Pack (worth 8,000 credits)
- 3 Challenges Completed – +15,000 Power Credits
- 4 Challenges Completed – Free Silver Booster Pack (worth 35,000 credits)
Once the Standard Challenge is completed, players can then the Expert level version and so on up to the Dampening Field-filled Nightmare level.
Ruler of Apokolips
Singularly one of the most powerful and truly evil characters in the universe, Darkseid was modeled on Adolph Hitler by Jack Kirby (Yes, THAT Jack Kirby).
Murdering his way to power, he seized control of the Omega Force which turned his body to stone and granted the ability to fire Omega Beams from his eyes, giving him the ability to kill or resurrection with his gaze. His goal is to subjugate all of creation and destroy free will in the known universe through the Anti-Life Equation.
Convinced that humanity contains a large portion, if not all, of this equation for conquest, Darkseid has made numerous attempts to overthrow the Earth. This lust for power has meant having to face the Justice League on several occasions.
Darkseid is one of the most recognizable DC villains and so far he’s not had a big part of the Injustice universe. But, recently he appeared in the Injustice comic book. After finding out Superman has created The Regime to rule the Earth, Darkseid sends his son and a war party to attack.