Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are just a few months away from dropping the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2013 fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us; the aptly titled Injustice 2. Fans of the original Injustice game will once again be able to jump right into the fray as some of their favorite DC superheroes and villains – as developer NetherRealm Studios does its best to ensure gamer satisfaction in what looks to be one of the darkest storylines DC has ever seen.
This week we’ve seen the reveal of Swamp Thing as a playable character for the forthcoming game, following his exclusion from the first. His announcement followed that of Black Canary, who is now being showcased once more in a special Valentine’s Day video alongside some of her fellow formidable women. As well as Black Canary, we see previously-announced Poison Ivy in the preview, alongside new reveals Catwoman and Cheetah.
Ivy delivers a brutal move set and a power move that looks devastating, whilst the (not surprising) addition of Catwoman is perfect fan service. The biggest surprise comes in the form of Cheetah, who makes her Injustice debut after being excluded from Gods Among Us. It seems as though the games’ developers are working hard to deliver on that promise of giving the biggest playable DC character roster to fans.
It’s great to see the women getting as much attention as the men when it comes to a game of this type. Fighting games have actually been pretty kind to finding an equal playing field for both men and women in the past, with the likes of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat including various female fighters amongst the men. When it comes to the world of DC Comics, it would be silly NOT to continue this tradition when you consider the slew of great female characters who exist within the universe.
All the right ingredients have been given to Warner Bros., NetherRealm Studios and DC Entertainment; it’s now up to them to ensure the final product is up to standards. There are some characters here who have never had their chance to shine in a video game, but now with them stepping into the spotlight, Injustice 2 may allow them to prove their credentials for any further releases in the distant future.
Injustice 2 comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.
Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.