The latest trailer for Injustice 2 shifts the spotlight squarely onto the supervillain/antihero (depending on the circumstances), Poison Ivy. The arcade fighters roster from the first Injustice game has been expanded to include even more DC characters in the sequel, ranging from Supergirl to Scarecrow and other members of the Batman rogues gallery (including, obviously, Poison Ivy).
Dr. Pamela Isley has graced the pages of DC comics since the mid '60s and has made numerous appearances in various mediums ever since then; including, Rocksteady's Arkham Batman video game series, FOX's Gotham TV show, countless DC cartoons, and perhaps most infamously in the 1997 Batman & Robin film, in which she was portrayed by Uma Thurman. However, Injustice 2 will mark the first appearance for the femme fatale in this particular game franchise.
In the latest Injustice 2 trailer/video, Poison Ivy is shown using her beloved plants as projectiles, utilizing her signature poisonous kiss, and even kicking some butt with her never-before-seen supermove (see the clip above).
With Poison Ivy joining the cast of DC heroes and villains, Injustice 2's roster now contains 27 known playable characters. Of course, this is just the characters that have been announced thus far, which may not necessarily be indicative of the game's final roster or future downloadable content (DLC), for that matter. To put this number in perspective, Injustice: Gods Among Us (the original title in this series) contained 24 playable characters before DLC added an additional six – General Zod, Batgirl, Martian Manhunter, and Mortal Kombat's Scorpion most notably.
NetherRealm Studios' Gods Among Us had gamers' attention from the title's first trailer. The idea of a Mortal Kombat-style fighting game with DC characters was simply too attractive to pass up, and it sure did not hurt that the game received rave reviews from virtually every major publication. However, it is the studios' goal to now prove why fans need a sequel.
Fortunately, Injustice 2 has seen some positive buzz on the back of some excellent cinematic and gameplay trailers, a slew of newly-announced characters, and the introduction of customizable suits and gear. Unfortunately, we have not yet gotten to see what all of Poison Ivy's potential costume combinations will look like - but with Injustice 2 now less than a month away from its release date, gamers won't have to wait long to see the fan-favorite character in all of her fighting glory.
Injustice 2 comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 16, 2017.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment