If you’re looking for gameplay, you’re out of luck. That said, however, the initial debut trailer for Injustice 2 shows off some pretty visuals while showing off some new designs for the iconic characters who are battling it out. Even better, we get our first look at brand new fighter, Supergirl.
“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 customize and level-up their favorite 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 customizing 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 personalize 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 favorites 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.
So as with any fighting game sequel, we’ll be adding new players to the roster, which will be nice considering the wealth of characters at their disposal, and some new mechanics to play around with. I’m digging the idea of customizing your fighters with new armor and equipment that can actually benefit you during matches. Gives it a little more of an RPG feel, adding some depth to the fighting formula.
Injustice 2 is set to launch in 2017 (which is why we aren’t seeing gameplay just yet) on the PS4 and Xbox One and I’m pretty eager to see what it brings. I enjoyed the story from the first game and would love to jump back into that world. What do you guys think?
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