We no longer need to discuss what game Netherrealm Studios is doing next. We no longer need to silently wish that our beloved Injustice franchise gets a sequel. Why? Because today, Warner Bros and Netherrealm Studios announced Injustice 2:
The game is schedules for release in 2017. If you have followed Netherrealm Studios’ games you should expect in May, although a final date has yet to be announced.
The announcement trailer confirm that Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman and Supergirl will be in the game and the official press release reveals that Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd will be two of the villains in the game.
Take a look at the official press release:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Injustice 2
Build the Ultimate Version of Your Favorite DC Characters in the Super-Powered Sequel to NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us
BURBANK, Calif.-Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.
The official Injustice 2 trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hX0WA6yIZ7I
“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.
To celebrate the announcement of Injustice 2, fans who have downloaded the hugely successful Injustice: Gods AmongUs mobile game can unlock the Injustice 2 versions of Superman and Aquaman through the in-game Challenge Modes. Released in 2013 and developed from the ground up by NetherRealm Studios, the Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game is available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
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The game has already been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and XBox One.
To celebrate the announcement of the game, an update for Injustice Mobile will be released and will add Injustice 2 Superman and Aquaman as gold characters for the single player challenge more.
Injustice 2 will also continue the story of the first game, which ended with the imprisonment of Superman.
A huge part of the game is going to be the new gear and character upgrade system as explained by Tyler Lansdown
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.
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