Super hero smackdown incoming with Injustice 2

With E3 just a few days away, it seems that game studios are doing their very best to get a whole lot of big reveals out of the way before the show even starts. In today’s batch of announcements, something to delight fans of both fighting games and comic books: Injustice 2 is on the way from NetherRealm Studios.

Tyler Lansdown from NetherRealm explains:

We’re doing all of the things you’d expect from a sequel. We’re adding new characters, new environments, and we’re taking environment destruction and interaction to the next level.

Just like the original game, you’ll be able to pick your favourites from a “massive” roster of DC Super Heroes (and Super Villains), and use them to beat the living snot out of other Super Heroes (and Super Villains). With a comprehensive collection of unique and powerful gear at your fingertips, you can mould the ultimate version of your favourite characters – including their look, their fighting style and even their personality.

The new Gear System is actually pretty nifty – the team’s added in loot drops that will reward you each time you play.

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.

Injustice 2 is due out in 2017, and starts exactly where the last one left off: Superman is imprisoned (remember, he’s the bad guy here), while Batman is fighting the good fight on the outside. The big question: Where do we go from here?

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