Injustice 2 Black Manta fans on Xbox One are reporting that the new character is now available to download.
The same has not been confirmed for PS4 players yet, although it could happen at any point from this time on.
PS4 fans have seen their wait times last a little longer than their console counterparts in the past.
One fan commented on the recent trend online, explaining: “The last three DLC characters have came out at 11:00 am EST so it’ll probably be the same here, so around 11:00 am, restart your console and manta should be available to download.”
Black Manta is just the first of a new wave of DLC Fighters which make up the second DLC collection from NetherRealm Studios.
But however long it takes to appear on PS4, Injustice 2 fans will see the launch of Black Manta on September 12, at least for those who own a Special Edition of the game.
It’s likely that the general release of Black Manta will occur the following week, although more is expected to be announced later this week.
Fans may have also noticed that Black Manta has his own character selection slot, that’s currently blacked out on PS4.
The official DLC description from NetherRealm reads: “As forces converge upon Atlantis and its King, a current of vengeance flows through the ruthless undersea mercenary known as Black Manta.
“Sworn to avenge the death of his father, Black Manta has long waited in darkness for his moment to strike.”
Black Manta will be followed by the release of MK’s Raiden and Dark Horse’s Hellboy, both of which will arrive separately in the coming months.
Hellboy is a character created at Dark Horse comics, a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse.
There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections, several spin-off titles (BPRD, LOBSTER JOHNSON, ABE SAPIEN and WITCHFINDER), 3 anthologies of prose stories, several novels, 2 animated films and 2 live action films starring Ron Perlman.
And the version of Raiden coming to Injustice 2 is likely to be the one from Mortal Kombat X, who was having a bit of trouble in his own universe.
Shinnok’s attack on Earthrealm included his army of Netherrealm demons, as well as the Earthrealm kombatants that were killed during Kahn’s invasion.