With all of the leaks of Injustice 2 making the rounds, it looks like WB and NetherRealm Studios figured that the cat was out of the bag. Ahead of E3 2016, the announcement trailer for Injustice 2 has been released.[playwire_video video_post_id=73476]
This time around, it looks that we’ll see some new heroes and villains added, as Supergirl is present in the trailer but was not in the original Injustice title (however, she was in the iOS version). It also looks like you’ll have the ability to customize your gear. Not so sure how that’s going to work out in a fighting game, but I guess we’ll find out more when E3 2016 officially rolls around.
Injustice enjoyed a nice run during its original release and this time around I suspect that we will see something similar as NetherRealm has been doing quite well within the fighting game community. More than likely, Injustice 2 will be a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One title as I don’t expect it to make its way to the PC due to the recent history regarding WB Games and the PC gaming community.
I wonder if that means we’ll get a new Injustice comic from DC Comics to go along with this.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Injustice 2
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.
“In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We’re always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customise and level-up their favourite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap.”
“Expanding the DC Universe in games continues to be one of our top priorities, and Injustice 2 showcases amazing gameplay and an original story to bring the characters to life for players,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “NetherRealm Studios is offering fans an experience of customising and battling with DC’s iconic characters in an entirely new way.”
Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title’s larger-than-life showdowns. Every battle defines you in a game where players personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. For the first time gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk. Players can play from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favourites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman, to astonishing new villains like Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.
To celebrate the announcement of Injustice 2, fans who have downloaded the hugely successful Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game can unlock the Injustice 2 versions of Superman and Aquaman through the in-game Challenge Modes. Released in 2013 and developed from the ground up by NetherRealm Studios, the Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game is available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.