Injustice: Gods Among Us was one of the best video games released back in 2013, managing to do what most fighters fail to accomplish time and time again: offer a compelling story. We’re hoping the newly announced sequel, Injustice 2, can live up to that.
Before the release of its trailer and official announcement, a poster was leaked that gave fans their first glimpse of the game. It appears after that, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios had little choice but to officially announce the game and release the trailer well before E3 2016.
The trailer showed our heroes fighting each other as violently as we’ve come to expect. However, there’s one major change here: each character can be outfitted with armor—even Superman himself. We’re not sure why Superman would need armor, but it looks great nonetheless.
Here’s what Warner Bros. had to say in a statement:
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.
Injustice 2 is set to release on the Xbox One come 2017, though there’s no word if it will ever come to Windows PC. The original was released on Windows PC a year after it came out on consoles.
There’s one thing we have to say: the original game had terrible character facial designs. We hope Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios can address this issue with Injustice 2.
E3 2016 should be an interesting affair as several games are expected to be announced during the show. Microsoft is expected to officially unveil the leaked Halo Wars 2, along with an Xbox One Slim and a possible upgraded Xbox dubbed ‘Scorpio‘.
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