NetherRealm Studios will release the sequel to one of its famous games, Injustice, on May 16, 2017. Prior to its release, Tyler Lansdown, the community specialist for the developer company, discussed the difference of Injustice 2 from its prequel. Along with that, new gameplay footages have surfaced online featuring Atrocitus, Batman, Blue Beetle, Supergirl, and Superman.
Lansdown revealed that the next game will include a newly-implemented gear system that the previous game did not have. He explained the gear system will allow players to customize their characters with different pieces of gears. The gear system will change not only how characters will look but also how they would fight.
Injustice 2 Closed Beta Currently Has Five Characters
NetherRealm Studios also intends to add other heroes and villains in the game that they did not include in the prequel. Developers have currently added five playable characters, Atrocitus, Batman, Blue Beetle, Supergirl, and Superman, in the game’s closed beta. Each hero and villain would have different fighting styles, allowing players to have a wide diversity of gameplay.
In an interview with Game Rant, iZombie’s Rahul Kohli demonstrated the gameplays of all the playable characters in closed beta. Kohli admitted while being interviewed that fighting games are difficult. He also showed how players can choose a hero or a villain that would be perfect with their preferred fighting style.
Injustice 2 Characters Officially Announced
So far, NetherRealm Studios has announced 23 playable characters, heroes and villains for its upcoming game. However, it has not yet confirmed whether all of these characters would appear in the game’s iOS and Android versions. The 23 playable characters include the following:
- Blue Beetle
- Black Canary
- Green Lantern
- Gorilla Grodd
- Harley Quinn
- Poison Ivy
- Swamp Thing
- Wonder Woman
NetherRealm Studios had also included three premier skins that will transform existing characters into other DC Comic characters. These premier skins will include unique voices and dialogues as they change characters into new ones. The three premier skins added in the game include the following:
- Green Lantern (John Stewart)
- Power Girl
According to NetherRealm Studios, it plans on revealing a new character or characters on March 2, 2017. Developers have recently announced Black Canary and they plan on adding the DC villain, Darkseid, as a pre-order bonus of the game.