Following enough leaks to take down a small submarine, Warner Bros has decided to throw caution to the wind and officially confirm Injustice 2.
2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, was an enjoyable brawler that featured all your favourite DC superheroes (plus Aquaman), and the new game will add a host of new characters, environments, and ways to play – standard sequel stuff.
Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios said:
In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games. 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.
Boon explains that Injustice 2 will feature RPG-like mechanics that reward you with loot drops every time you play the game. Each drop will earn you character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing the look of your character, and apparently the way you approach each battle.
Choice is also said to be a key factor in Injustice 2. For example, after a few matches your Batman could be a very different beast to anyone else’s Batman. Sounds ambitious.
Injustice 2 will continue where the original game ended. Set in a parallel universe where Superman snapped and went evil, Batman and his team of rebel heroes managed to overthrow Superman’s regime.
In the sequel, we’ll follow their efforts to rebuild and fight against the heroes and villains that want to re-establish Superman’s world order.
Check out the trailer below. I’m excited, but fuck me that armour is horrendously designed.
Injustice 2 will launch in sometime in 2017. Expect more details to come at E3.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.