- Posted by Carl Lyon
- On June 9, 2016
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- DC, injustice 2, netherrealm studios, video games
Netherrealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us was a fantastic surprise, crafting a near-perfect fighting game within the constraints of the DC Comics license. It used the well-worn trope of DC’s multiverse to offer a compelling narrative that not only justified heroic characters duking it out, but it allowed for a degree of flexibility in its aesthetics that was equal parts familiar and fresh. Its tragic tale of Superman becoming a flying fascist after the death of Lois Lane was like a better entry into DC’s long-running Elseworlds line, and its super-powered pugilists allowed for the sort of bone-shattering brutality that Netherrealm is known for (they made Mortal Kombat, after all), while still keeping the violence enough in check that the powers-that-be at DC were satisfied, so much so that there’s even been a long-running comic set in the Injustice universe, as well as a mobile spin-off.
With Mortal Kombat X having been filled to the bloody brim with DLC, it’s time for Netherrealm to return to the Injustice franchise with the aptly-titled Injustice 2. The snazzy cinematic trailer does little to set up the story behind the DC Universe’s mightiest heroes throwing down, but it does show that the Justice League and others now have armor plating that snaps into place—shades of Mortal Kombat X’s multiple modes—and they’re now fighting in a “pit.” Maybe Darkseid is showing up to take over the Earth after Superman was imprisoned for his crimes at the end of the original Injustice?
The game promises a massive roster, including obvious players like Superman, Flash, Supergirl, Batman and lesser-known characters like Atrocitus (the blood-belching Red Lantern) and Gorilla Grodd rounding out the cast.
Those who can’t wait till 2017 can get a tiny taste of the new game’s characters in the Injustice mobile game, with downloadable versions of Superman and Aquaman from Injustice 2 that are unlockable through in-game challenges.
Injustice 2 will be released in 2017 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.