Suicide Squad may not have been the critical success that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC hoped that it would be. Nevertheless, many fans have responded to the film positively, resulting in solid box office support thus far. While the movie itself has been criticized for various plot holes and uneven execution, Suicide Squad is largely praised for its likable characters and even a few of its more unlikeable ones as well. Capitalizing on the successful construction of these characters, as well as the massive marketing campaign that has been behind the David Ayer-directed comic book film for months now, is the highly anticipated video game sequel Injustice 2.
Injustice 2 follows the successful fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat X), featuring loads of characters from DC comics lore. The follow-up to the fan-favorite comic book fighter has been making waves since the first trailer was unveiled ahead of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The studios now look to excite the fanbase yet again with the addition of two iconic supervillains.
A brand new announcement trailer (see above) for video game sequel Injustice 2 features Harley Quinn and Deadshot as they join the roster of playable fighters. Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios welcomes two of the “Worst Heroes Ever” hot on the heels of both of the character’s big screen debuts. You can also check out screenshots of Deadshot and Harley Quinn from Injustice 2, below.
Harley Quinn is making her return to the Injustice universe, but the sequel serves as the debut for marksman Deadshot. The award-winning NetherRealm Studios look to add a few new tricks to Quinn’s repertoire for Injustice 2 and this gameplay trailer features Deadshot looking as deadly as ever.
Both characters truly appear to be right at home in this new trailer, facing off against some of DC’s most iconic heroes. However, this trailer made no mention of potential power-ups or customizations for the two Batman villains, a brand new feature for the title.
The games predecessor, Injustice: Gods Among Us, as well as some of the other projects from NetherRealm Studios – the Mortal Kombat franchise for instance – serve as prime examples of the over-the-top, yet visceral gameplay mechanics that fans have come to expect from the series. This trailer proves to continue right where the original left off, expanding upon the fan-favorite, award-winning gameplay with a few new features and characters. Perhaps with a higher level awareness of DC villains within the public consciousness, thanks in part to Suicide Squad, the door may be open for even more baddies to join the roster in the future.
Injustice 2 is slated for release sometime in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.