Warner Bros. has announced Injustice 2, currently in development by Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm.
The sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2 features a new gameplay mechanic. As you play the game you’ll earn gear for your fighters, enabling you to change their appearance and fighting style.
“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,” reads the official press release.
Many of DC’s flagship heroes and villains will be present and correct. Confirmed so far are The Flash, Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd and Atrocitus. While not confirmed, it seems all but certain that others, such as Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, the Joker, Lex Luthor won’t be far behind. If it’s anything like NetherRealm’s last outing, Mortal Kombat X, you can expect Warner Bros. to gradually reveal the final roster in the months ahead. Warner Bros. is promising a larger roster than the first game, which was made up of 30 different characters from the comics, so expect a mix of fan favorites, iconic heroes and villains, and, of course, a healthy dollop of characters appearing in Warner’s various DC Comics-based movies and TV shows.
The story of Injustice 2 continues the story from the first game, as Batman and his allies attempt to rebuild society following the fall of Superman’s tyrannical regime, while others attempt to restore the dictatorship. Locations confirmed to feature in the game so far include Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.
No specific release date is mentioned in the announcement, though Injustice 2 won’t be landing until sometime next year. Interestingly, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are the only platforms mentioned at the moment, so it seems that Warner Bros. is avoiding PC. This is perhaps understandable – the PC launches of Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X saw the publisher come under heavy criticism due to being buggy, unoptimized, and with unstable netcode.
You can check out the first cinematic trailer for Injustice 2 below.