Injustice 2 Sees DC Heroes Gearing Up For More Angry Fighting in 2017

Injustice 2 Sees DC Heroes Gearing Up For More Angry Fighting in 2017

Netherrealm's DC Universe fighting game returns with a new customization system.

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and Netherrealm Studios have officially announced Injustice 2, continuing what the Mortal Kombat developer established in Injustice: Gods Among Us. The battle between the amassed forces of Superman and Batman is back, shown off in a newly-released trailer. The trailer shows combat between Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, and newcomer Supergirl. The press release also points out new villains, including Red Lantern Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd.

The trailer lacked any gameplay, but over in a post on the PlayStation blog, Netherrealm community manager Tyler Lansdown explained the new major addition: the RPG-like Gear System. As players use their favorite DC heroes or villain, they can upgrade them with new and unique gear.

"The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game," wrote Lansdown. "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."

The game's story will pick up right where Injustice left off. Superman is trapped in Batman's Red Sun prison, while his remaining forces seek to free him. The plot is actually one of the better parts of Injustice, with an extensive story mode in game and a long-running (and quite solid) comic series detailing the events leading up to that game.

Injustice 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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