Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cheetah, Poison Ivy (Injustice 2)

Finally Netherrealm realizes every good fighting game needs hot ladies.

Truth be told, I've never been much of a fan for Netherrealm's games. It seems they don't have a sense for showing off fan service or sex appeal as much as they do showing off gore or sausage fests. In fact, it's pretty much a given that female characters in NR games like the Mortal Kombat series are mannish and rather unattractive. Well, thankfully some sense seems to finally be making its way into these devs, as lately they've been fixing their female characters to look GOOD. Not great yet, mind you, but at least they look good.

Yesterday, they released this sexy 'Here come the ladies' trailer for Valentine's Day, showcasing a femme fatale foursome of DC not-damsels. The fighters include the aforementioned Poison Ivy, Catwoman (who was in the previous Injustice), Black Canary (who had her own trailer) and, surprisingly, The Cheetah.

Now, coming into this I had high hopes for Dr. Pamela Isley, AKA Poison Ivy. She has often been portrayed in the past as a barefoot Nature Goddess, dressed quite skimpily in leaves and going down-to-earth with no footwear. Unfortunately, the NR devs have gone with the more vampy version, having a more manufactured costume and boots with heels. Bummer!

But as if to balance out this disappointment, lo and behold we get a sexy, savage barefoot babe in the form of the feral Cheetah. Thankfully, they held back on making her too much of a furry, and her hand and feet are perfectly human except for the slightly sharper nails. The outfit is a skimpy, jungle girl look and I have to say I am digging her acrobatic moves and animations. I'm a footfan, not a furry fan, but Cheetah is definitely hot, from head to toe to voice. She's certainly enough reason for me to look forward to this superhero brawler.

Now, I'm not giving up entirely on Poison Ivy- I am still hoping that there will be alternate outfits to give her the barefoot, au natural look footfans know and love. And perhaps there will be other barefoot babes to come in the future for this fighting game? We'll wait and see. For now though, color me hopeful for this game's release in May.

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