Injustice 2 throws RPG elements into the mix

Written by: Stef Atega

Games | Jun 12, 2016

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UPDATE: Injustice 2's gameplay reveal trailer was unveiled over the weekend at E3. It featured an awesome montage of DC characters in action, especially new additions, Gorilla Grodd, Atrocitus and Supergirl. The environments look amazing too, as we see characters battling their way from one level to another. Check out the gameplay reveal below, first uploaded on Youtube by

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For some reason, I've always found it more exciting to watch two superheroes battling it out, as opposed to a superhero and a villain. Take the first time I watched CW's Arrow and The Flash fight each other on TV.  I felt so giddy that I had to replay that scene a few more times.  There's just more epicness and weight to it, like it's a battle of morals, with grey areas, rather than the typical good vs. evil.

But well, it's a lot more awesome if you get to actually control what those heroes do, which is why I thoroughly enjoyed playing Injustice: Gods Among Us. Not only did I find it fun to mash buttons and kick Aquaman's ass, but I was absorbed by the interesting storyline as well, which is not usual for a fighting game.

And now, NetherRealm Studios has recently announced a sequel. Injustice 2 is coming out next year! Let's watch DC heroes beat each other up in the announcement trailer below.

And that, my friends, is a way better fight sequence than the lame excuse for one in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Don't even get me started on that one. (Well, if you really want to know what we thought about it, you can read our review HERE.)

Anyway, what's new with this iteration? Aside from new characters and new environments, RPG mechanics are going to be added into the gameplay.  As you may have already noticed in the trailer, you can upgrade your DC character's gear. This doesn't only change the look of the hero/villain (or make them look like those Tron dudes), it could alter his fighting strategy as well. So yes, you can totally change a hero's/villain's boring fight style and make him more fun. Here's to hoping I can make Aquaman fire a huge water gun. Also, we might see an armored Joker soon. Hopefully.

The game will have loot drops too, which is another RPG element we're familiar with. This is how you can get the new power-ups. It's not clear yet if you pick them up in-game or after a round but I guess we'll see soon. On a side note, does Superman even need power-ups?

Injustice 2 is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One in 2017. Will this sequel do justice to the first Injustice? We'll have to wait and see next year. Meanwhile, let's watch out for Injustice 2's gameplay reveal this weekend at E3.

About the author: Stef Atega

GameGulp's current overlord. Stef is obsessed with cats and anything horror. She also likes shounen anime and Japanese food but refuses to be called a "weeaboo". She believes in the power of indie games.

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