Injustice 2 Confirmed, Releasing in 2017 for PS4 & Xbox One

Following some leaks, Warner Bros and developer NetherRealm Studios have officially announced that Injustice 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017. There was no mention of a PC version.

Promising a “massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains,” Injustice 2 will allow you to personalize the characters with gear earned throughout the game, changing how they look, fight, and develop “across a huge variety of game modes.”

NetherRealm’s Tyler Lansdown explained that the new Gear System will give you loot drops every time you play:

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

As the trailer and description reveal, playable characters include The Flash, Superman, Batman, Supergirl, and more:

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.

In addition to new characters, there’s also new environments and NetherRealm is “taking environment destruction and interaction to the next level.”

[Source: PS Blog]