One of the more poorly kept secrets in gaming as of late, NetherRealm’s alternate universe DC Comics fighting game returns for round 2.
“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.”
Customization you say? Yep, that’s right, Injustice 2 improves on the excellent original with armor that you can customize to your tastes as the game progresses. According to NetherRealm, gamers will actually be able to not only style their characters how they see fit, but also tailor their fighting style and how they “develop”.
As for the story, it sounds like you won’t be fighting in a darkened pit the whole game. Picking up right after the end of the first game, and in the wake of (evil) Superman’s capture, Batman and his super-powered buds are slowly putting the world back together.
But with the good version of Superman back in his home dimension, there are those who’d prefer to see the wicked Man of Steel freed and back in charge. And dealing with them won’t be the only challenge you’ll face in the campaign, as there’s a “new threat” as well in Injustice 2, one that’ll remain a mystery for now.
While Superman seems to be still locked up in the single-player game though, he’s definitely a part of the roster of fighters, standing alongside the likes of Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus (YES!) and Gorilla Grodd. On the locales front, so far all that’s been announced are “Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis”, but you can expect both the list of fighters and locations to expand quite a bit from that.
That’s all that’s been made available for Injustice 2 right now, though we’ll have plenty more as we get through E3 and head towards a release date (of which there is none as of yet) for the PS4 and Xbox One.
In the meantime, players of the mobile game can log onto it and earn themselves both Superman and Aquaman from Injustice 2 via the Challenge Modes. Not too shabby.