After teasing guest characters and movie costumes for Injustice 2, it seems like Ed Boon has more plans for the highly anticipated fighting game. Like Mortal Kombat X before it, the Injustice sequel will have a ton of DLC coming to the game after it launches, which is an exciting and worrying announcement.
The post-launch DLC plan was revealed during an interview with IGN. Boon stated that the developers would be aggressive with their DLC plan after it proved to be a success with Mortal Kombat X. Even before that particular fighter came out, NetherRealms had plenty of DLC success with the first Injustice game and Mortal Kombat 2009, so it is easy to see why the developers are going with a new aggressive plan.
Boon pointed out how Mortal Kombat 2009 had four DLC characters; Injustice had six and Mortal Kombat X had eight. We can apparently expect more DLC fighters for Injustice 2, which might be 10, if the previous numbers mean anything.
Considering how many fan-favorite characters are in the DC universe, there are plenty of possibilities for DLC fighters in Injustice 2. While fans are still waiting for the full roster that will be in the game, it looks like they can already start thinking about who will be part of the DLC roster. Maybe Black Manta will be a playable character after all.
New characters are only part of the plan, as Boon has also considered making some customizable gear DLC, possibly implementing a pay-to-win method that most fans are not fond of. Boon is aware of this and will supposedly ?cast the biggest net possible to get as many players into it.?
We will see if this strategy works next year when Injustice 2 comes out. The fighting game is set after the events of the first, where some heroes are trying to make the world a better place while others attempt to free Superman and put his regime back in order. Seems like we won?t be seeing the return of the ?real? Justice League that helped the resistance in the first game, though that hasn?t been clarified.
Injustice 2 is slated for a PS4 and Xbox One 2017 release. Fans who want to get ready for the fighting game?s mechanics can pick up the first game or Mortal Kombat X, both of which are currently available.