The release of the highly-awaited sequel to NetherRealm Studios’ Gods Among Us, which saw iconic DC Universe heroes and villains collide in an over-the-top combat, is almost here. Featuring dozens of playable characters, Injustice 2 not only boasts a variety of faces but also new gameplay mechanics, pre-order bonuses, and more. To keep you update, here’s everything you need to know about the Injustice 2 Android release.
Injustice 2 Story: What is it about?
According to the game’s press release, Injustice 2 takes place shortly after the events of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Superman is no longer causing terror following his defeat by Batman. The Caped Crusader, on the other hand, works alongside his allies to put the pieces of society back together. But they still struggle to stop other villains from wreaking havoc all over the world.
In the midst of this chaos, a new threat appears, threatening to destroy both sides which could require a temporary alliance even between the most bitter of enemies. Enter Superman big bad Brainiac who terrorizes the Earth “finish his accumulation of Krypton.”
Characters: Who’s returning & who’s new?
The official website for the game reveals a total of 38 playable characters will be featured in Injustice 2. Among them are returning characters as well as several newcomers, which should satisfy fans of both DC and fighting games. We’ve listed who we know has been confirmed so far below, with the new additions featured in bold:
- Wonder Woman
- Gorilla Grodd
- Harley Quinn
- The Flash
- Blue Beetle
- Poison Ivy
- Black Canary
- Swamp Thing
- Doctor Fate
- Green Lantern
- Green Arrow
- Black Adam
- Captain Cold
Apart from them, NetherRealm is also including three more characters who will only be available in the form of downloadable content. They are:
- Green Lantern -John Stewart (Ultimate Edition)
- Power Girl (Digital Deluxe Edition + Ultimate Edition)
- Reverse-Flash (Ultimate Edition)
Gameplay: What can we expect?
Injustice 2 will likely be very much like the first title, filled with brilliant brawlers, flashy moves and interactive environments for dealing additional damage. But NetherRealm teased there are new features as well which will change the way fans play fighting games. One notable addition is the Gear System.
“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.”
Players will be able to interchange select costume pieces for different fighters, including arms, legs, capes, armors, and shields. There are reportedly more than 1,000 items in each category.
NetherRealm also confirmed that “Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City, and Atlantis.” Similar to the original game, each stage will be multi-tiered. Players will push each other into new areas of each stage using location-sensitive “transition” attacks, that triggers a cutscene where one fighter knocks the other into a new area.
Injustice 2 Android Release – When is it coming out?
As reported previously, Injustice 2 mobile has already soft launched on Android in certain countries this week. Australia, Sweden, and the Philippines claimed to have early access to the Android game which requires a whopping 710 MB. It will be available worldwide on May 11. The console version, on the other hand, comes out five days later on May 16 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
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