Injustice 2 welcomes a wide opened foray into the DC universe. Just watch the newest trailer. The story will pick up very close to where it ended for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Fans are looking forward to another adventure in the DC extended ‘gameverse’.
To recap, Superman has fallen, so now the other ‘supers’, ‘metas’ and vigilantes are furiously fighting it out for supremacy. Some seek to restore Super’s authoritarian rule, while some see the opportunity to replace it with one of their own. Batman has his crew fighting the good fight, however in the horizon long time Flash villain Gorilla Grodd makes a push for control with his Society. The story will involve pivotal points for Supergirl who has an abundance of face time in the trailers. And yes you did see Brainiac. Looks like this one is going to the wire.
Not to be repetitive, this Injustice title will give fresh new characters as well as downloadable content (DLC) ones to be released in packs. The new additions will be joining Injustice staples like the Trinity of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. Not to mention Justice League favorites like the Flash and Green Lantern. With the Ultimate Edition, John Stewart, Power Girl and Reverse Flash skins are available.
For DC enthusiasts it’s nice to see some rather popular yet obscure characters surface as playable. Add-ons like Black Canary, Gorilla Grodd, Firestorm and Captain Cold can thank the CW for character notoriety. Some notable mentions without the CW push are Blue Beetle, Doctor Fate, Cheetah and Atrocitus, which were definitely surprises. Over all the Ultimate Edition DLC pack will give 6 additional characters after the initial releasing of Starfire, Red Hood and Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat fame. Be aware of editions because the DLC changes based on what edition of the game is purchased.
Most notable about this coming title is the advances made in customization which seems to be the fighting game buzz word as of late. In Injustice 2 the system is simple, to the point and called Gear. It speaks for itself. Players will be able to take advantage of the new Multiverse and fight to earn custom equipment with each battle. This in some cases will result in special moves and abilities. From talk, the gear system seems endless as accessories can be changed at micro levels such as head, chest, arm and leg pieces. All this allows players to create unique looks with armor pieces and a color palette.
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Also being introduced are Mother Boxes. Earned in multiverse battles these boxes have five different levels of rarity. So Multiverse battles are not only worth the player’s time, the player may also want to form a Guild. This game is all about teamwork it seems as players are encouraged to form Guilds so they can take the Multiverse by storm with their crew. The more experience, the better the Mother Boxes, the better the gear. This is encouraged by the Multiverse which will give daily and weekly challenges for exclusive gear.
Another addition in this game is the offshoot Injustice 2 Mobile. This feature takes the fight on the road if the player is so inclined by providing a phone playable version. This mode gives the player full access to the cinematic story and introduces Character Shards. The shards add another layer of play were players can win new gear for console play and interesting new talents.
Beyond being the next chapter of the Injustice story, Injustice 2 is offering a game that should have repeat play value for quite some time. The official game launch is May 16th. Keep a weathered eye on that DLC horizon.