Mortal Kombat X has significantly contributed in the improvement of Injustice 2. The action-packed DC heroes video game will hit markets in 2017 with a new look made with Mortal Kombat X engine and a surprise character from the said game.
Injustice 2 comes after the successful Injustice: Gods Among Us, which was released in 2013. The new installment will support Xbox One, PS4 consoles, and iOS and Android-powered mobile devices.
Game developer NetherRealm Studios said the Mortal Kombat X engine gives Injustice 2 “amazing” visuals. The studio said players will probably immediately notice the visual boost made in the game, reports University Herald.
NetherRealm even claimed the game has a “never before seen” background and visuals. Looking at the announcement trailer, Injustice 2 has a far more detailed characters.
Injustice 2 To Welcome Mortal Kombat Guest
NetherRealm already confirmed 11 DC heroes and villains who will join the Injustice 2 roster. The lineup includes Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Gorilla Grodd, Atrocitus, Harley Quinn, and Deadshot.
Nerdist also recently reported there will be more villains in the game. New characters include Booster Gold, Vixen, Lady Shiva, Black Alice, Matter-Eater Lad, Zoom, Grail, and Doctor Manhattan.
Meanwhile, rumor has it the game will also feature Swamp Thing, Starfire, Beast Boy, Red Hood, John Constantine, Black Canary, The Atom, Ra’s al Ghul, and Captain Cold.
Aside from using a Mortal Kombat X engine, NetherRealm also plans to add a character from the game as a guest fighter against Injustice 2 characters. Game producer Ed Boon said they would add the unnamed character because of the success of Scorpion’s guest appearance in the first Injustice.
Scorpion in the past became the most downloaded character.
Mortal Kombat X News: DLC Launch Delayed
Mortal Kombat certainly contributed to Injustice 2. However, its involvement in the game development reportedly led to the delayed release of its much-awaited DLC update.
Reports claim NetherRealm decided to prioritize the Injustice sequel. In addition, the upcoming DC game has been facing issues against its voice cast members that could also affect its release in the market.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists previously went on strike to demand changes to their contract. However, NetherRealm and partner Warner Bros. remained silent about the conflict.
The studio only confirmed Injustice 2 will come out some time in 2017.
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