Captain Marvel as he appeared in Mortal Kombat vs DC UniverseMagazine reviews and borrowed truths continue to dominate the Injustice: Gods Among Us gamer news. Character speculation is reaching new heights as we near the April 16 home console release [April 17th AU, 19th EU].

Official Xbox Magazine UK has added further to existing rumors of Captain Marvel's return to a NetherRealm fighter; while a screenshot clearly shows Teen Titan mystic Raven somewhere in the JLA Watchtower.

The reference seems to suggest in-game functionality -- mentioned in stride with the rest of the known playable cast -- but the context remains vague enough to force us to respect the doubt until a clearer, definitive confirmation comes in.

With Cyborg and Nightwing represented in the confirmed list, there's still plenty of logical room for story mode appearances by unplayable versions of their fellow former Teen Titans [ie; Raven].

There’s also an exclusive Injustice: Gods Among Us hands-on. New to Gods Among Us? It’s one of those man-punching games, created by Mortal Kombat bods NetherRealm, and includes the pick of famous faces from DC Comics – Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, Lex Luthor, Bane, Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Superman, together with minor Justice Leaguers like Cyborg, Raven and Captain Marvel. Blood there is none, but punching there is much.
- Unknown Writer, Official Xbox Magazine UK Article [via Shoryuken]

@Gamer Magazine gave us our first reviewed sighting of the power of Shazam; beginning the cycle of magazine reveals with playable announcements for Bane and Lex Luthor [full story]. Black Adam was cited as making an appearance in story mode scenes, along with Sinestro and Aquaman.

The deep sea Justice Leaguer got another run in Official PlayStation Magazine Australia [full story], referenced alongside a surprising but fitting villain: Ares, God of War. We were pleased to update our report with a confirmation of Aquaman's playable status by DC Comics Chief Creative Officer and all-around architect of the DCU, Geoff Johns!

OPSM packed yet more references to Captain Marvel and Black Adam, as well, but we're no closer to knowing who makes the playable cut, who's DLC, and who gets offed mid-story mode. One thing's for sure -- NRS Creative Director Ed Boon isn't much help, adding more fuel to the fire of speculation, some teases more explicit than others.

With the @Gamer feature reveal and Aquaman added to the list, that brings the confirmed playable Gods Among Us roster to sixteen characters:

  • Batman
  • Superman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Flash
  • Harley Quinn
  • Solomon Grundy
  • Nightwing
  • Cyborg
  • Catwoman
  • Joker
  • Green Lantern
  • Green Arrow
  • Deathstroke
  • Bane
  • Lex Luthor
  • Aquaman

It was back at E3 that we got our first promise of a 'twenty-something' playable list (plus DLC). Doomsday lurks somewhere within the game -- spotted in a background and official art for the Battle Edition PDP Fight Stick -- but if ever there were fodder for a brute sub-boss, it's the monster famous for "killing" Superman [even if this time he's fighting on the other side]. Either way, there's still plenty of wriggle room left and a lot of rumors to cross off!

So, who do you think's in or out? Register and share your theories with us on the DC Universe Injustice forum! While you're there, check out our Top 10 Heroes and Villains we'd like to see Among Us this April! Special thanks to forum user for sharing the story.