After not one, but two leaks, WB Entertainment have officially announced Injustice 2. The official reveal has come via the trailer above, which shows Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman and Supergirl engaged in a pretty brutal five-way brawl. Tyler Lansdown, community specialist at NetherRealm Studios, also posted on the Playstation Blog to confirm the news.
Injustice 2 sounds pretty exciting, with NetherRealm looking into ways to shake up not just the Injustice series, but the fighting genre:
“At NetherRealm, we always want to make games that are fun, challenging and innovative. We strive to give players a level of control that makes playing our games a truly personal experience. For that reason, we have introduced a brand new Gear System, allowing players to build their own version of Superman, their Batman and ultimately, their Injustice Universe.
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.”
The press release goes into more detail on the games story:
“[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.”
Injustice 2 is scheduled to launch on PS4 and Xbox One in 2017.