The Killing Joke is one of the most famous Batman stories of all time. In the disturbing, The Joker believes that any sane man can become insane after one “very bad day.” To test this theory, he shoots and cripples Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl, in front of her father, Commissioner James Gordon. The Joker’s plan doesn’t quite work out as Barbara Gordon rechristens herself Oracle and becomes the supreme source of information for Gotham’s supers and she later regains the ability to walk and retakes the mantle of Batgirl.
All of which leads us to the brand new Batgirl trailer released today for Injustice: Gods Among Us. The world’s favorite librarian dons her batsuit and delivers a massive beatdown to The Joker (who’s wearing his Killing Joke costume).
Batgirl will be available on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace soon. A Killing Joke costume pack will also be available as a separate download. Wii U owners will be able to download the character this Summer.