After rumors of it's impending announcement began to circulate, the official announcement has arrived: "Injustice 2" is coming in 2017. While a release date has not been officially announced, initial rumors indicated it would arrive in March 2017. Posters for the game also leaked yesterday. You can watch the two-minute clip, which sees Batman go up against a number of other DC heroes, below.
The first "Injustice: Gods Among Us" game dropped in April 2013. A fighting video game, "Injustice" took place in an alternate reality where the Joker tricked Superman into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child. Plagued by grief, Superman establishes a unified world government and sits as High Councillor. Batman leads a resistance against Superman's government, enlisting help from characters like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern.
The game, which was well-received by fans and critics alike, also inspired a comic book series of the same name at DC Comics.
Official Press Release
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES INJUSTICE 2
Build the Ultimate Version of Your Favorite DC Characters in the Super-Powered Sequel to NetherRealm Studios' Injustice: Gods Among Us
Burbank, Calif. - June 8, 2016 - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStationÂ®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.
The official Injustice 2 trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hX0WA6yIZ7I
"In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games," said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. "We're always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customize and level-up their favorite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap."
"Expanding the DC Universe in games continues to be one of our top priorities, and Injustice 2 showcases amazing gameplay and an original story to bring the characters to life for players," said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "NetherRealm Studios is offering fans an experience of customizing and battling with DC's iconic characters in an entirely new way."
Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title's larger-than-life showdowns. Every battle defines you in a game where players personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. For the first time gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman's regime. In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth's existence at risk. Players can play from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favorites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman, to astonishing new villains like Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.
To celebrate the announcement of Injustice 2, fans who have downloaded the hugely successful Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game can unlock the Injustice 2 versions of Superman and Aquaman through the in-game Challenge Modes. Released in 2013 and developed from the ground up by NetherRealm Studios, the Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game is available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
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