NetherRealms Studios has announced Injustice 2, the sequel to 2013’s DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.
The developer promises new characters, new environments, and new degrees of environmental destruction and interaction. Additionally, a new “Gear System” is being introduced, allowing players to build their own versions of iconic characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of DC’s sizable roster of heroes and villains.
The Gear System will be based around RPG elements, with loot drops that give players character-specific gear like outfits and power-ups:
“The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game. With each loot drop, you will earn character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing not only the look of each character, but your fight strategy and your personal approach to every match. As you gear up your characters, you’re building a roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains that reflects your choices, and your preferences, which can be vastly different than your opponents. A few play sessions in, you can expect your Aquaman to look and play different than anyone else’s Aquaman you may come across.”
Injustice: Gods Among Us included a surprisingly strong story mode, something that NetherRealm is determined to continue with the sequel. Right now, Injustice 2 has been confirmed for a 2017 release on PS4 only, although it’s likely that the game will be available on other platforms as well.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)