The Atom Battles Black Manta in New Injustice 2 Trailer

The newest Injustice 2 gameplay trailer spotlights Ryan Choi, aka. The Atom and pits him in a fight against Aquaman villain Black Manta. In the video, we finally get to see how players can harness and utilize all of Ryan Choi's subatomic powers in the game.

The Atom is capable of growing and shrinking his size to a subatomic level, while retaining his natural strength. He's also got superhuman strength and excellent at hand-to-hand combat. He's able to do this because of the white-dwarf star remnants in his belt buckle, synced to his brainwaves. He's one of the few DC character who has 100% control over his body on the molecular level, making him incredibly powerful. He's been featured in the Justice League, Justice Society of America and Suicide Squad, and come in many different iterations over the years. Injustice 2 players will play as Ryan Choi, a Chinese-born hotshot professor who takes on the mantle after his mentor Ray Palmer.

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Much of this trailer focuses on the fights between Atom and Black Manta, where Manta claims "Ray Palmer is already dead. Maybe I've got his corpse in my pocket." From there, we get more fight sequences with Atom's powers on full display, complete with what looks like some sort of shrink ray and a variety of chemical weapons as well.

Injustice 2 follows the events of Injustice: Gods Among Us, taking place entirely in an alternate dystopian reality where a group of villains led by Brainiac (called The Society) are out for world domination with Superman on the villains side. Players can join the fight as regular members of the Justice League, along with characters like Hellboy, Darkseid and many more.

The Atom is part of Fighter Pack 3, which also includes Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These characters are part of the ever-increasing roster of Injustice 2, and it appears that even more additions are on the way. While there's been nothing confirmed yet, the rumor is that the Watchmen will make an appearance at some point. Fingers everywhere are crossed that someone like Rorschach or Dr. Manhattan will make an appearance as a playable characters soon.

As for the Injustice 2 gameplay footage featuring The Atom - it looks pretty good, especially for an added-on playable character. The character design features the classic blue and red Atom suit, with the superhero's recognizable insignia on his helmet. And that shot where an enlarged Atom punches Manta into the ground? Quite impressive.

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The Atom DLC content for Injustice 2 becomes available from the Playstation Store and Xbox Store starting Tuesday, December 12.

Source: WB Games

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