NetherRealm Studios and WB Games have finally announced Injustice 2, following days worth of rumours and marketing material leaked online. Here we have the trailer, with a release date of 2017, and some information on how it will improve over the original game.
Injustice 2 is going to bigger, bolder and more destructive than Injustice: Gods Among Us, which released in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game featured stages that allowed you to knock your opponent through walls, off of buildings and into portals, taking the fight to new areas. Injustice 2 will build on that in even more interesting ways.
NetherRealm are also introducing a brand new Gear System, allowing players to build their own version of Superman, Batman and ultimately, their Injustice Universe however they wish, using a ‘loot’ system.
“The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game. With each loot drop, you will earn character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing not only the look of each character, but your fight strategy and your personal approach to every match. As you gear up your characters, you’re building a roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains that reflects your choices, and your preferences, which can be vastly different than your opponents. A few play sessions in, you can expect your Aquaman to look and play different than anyone else’s Aquaman you may come across.”
NetherRealm haven’t detailed much in regards to the plot, but they have stated that it continues on from the previous game [SPOILERS]
“When last we saw them, Superman was imprisoned in a Red Sun prison cell, while Batman was continuing the good fight against the forces that would see Superman’s tyranny back in power. Where do we go from here? And what new characters will join the fight?”