Injustice 2 will release on PS4 and Xbox One in 2017, Warner Bros. and developer NetherRealm Studios has officially announced.
The fighting sequel will expand on the original game, with the promise that every battle will define you thanks to the ability to personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout in-game.
Never before have players been able to take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across game modes, claims Warner.
"The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game," explains NetherRealm. "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."
Picking up after events of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman's regime.
The game boasts the biggest DC roster ever in a fighting game, including Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. Battles will be states in large iconic arenas including Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.
"In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games," said Ed Boon, creative director, NetherRealm Studios. "We’re always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customise and level-up their favourite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap."
Players of the Injustice mobile game can unlock Injustice 2 versions of Superman and Aquaman via the in-game challenge mode.
We've contacted Warner for clarification of a PC version.