[10] According to producer Adam Urbano, the idea of creating a fighting game utilizing a role playing game-like progression system had been floating around the studio since before the fall of Midway Games, the original publisher for the Mortal Kombat series. "[23] Huskey applauded the "incredible amount of content", declaring that "hour for hour, Injustice 2 may have more content for solo players than any fighting game ever released. [105][106][111][23] Game Informer's Andrew Reiner praised the game's faster walk speed, the additions of the evasive roll and air recovery maneuvers, and the ability to block environmental attacks, stating that the game "[felt] tighter as a whole" and "offers a higher level of strategy". [12] To address this, the developers attempted to implement various solutions, such as giving players the option to disable stat modifiers during matches and the ability to buy rarer gear through the assorted tiers of Mother Boxes. This tweet from Boon could be the first in a barrage of information coming forth or it could be the very last announcement before the game hits shelves. [74], According to Boon, NetherRealm Studios planned to take a more "aggressive approach" for downloadable content in Injustice 2 compared to their previous games. She is the co-creator and star of The Red Shirt Diaries and can be seen on your tv in a couple different commercials. [76][77][78] Fighter Pack 2, consisting of Black Manta, Mortal Kombat's Raiden, and Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy, was revealed on August 23, 2017, at Gamescom. [12] Lead Designer John Edwards stated that all of their design ideas had to pass through DC Comics' approval process; though, the company had rarely rejected them. [123], Injustice 2 topped the United Kingdom's multi-platform physical sales chart during its first two weeks after launch, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions simultaneously taking the first and second spots, respectively. The game was initially released in May 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; a Microsoft Windows version was released later in November 2017. [126][127][128] It became the PlayStation Store's most downloaded PlayStation 4 title for May 2017, with Darkseid being the third best-selling DLC of the month. Years later, prior to the events of the first game and following the formation of Superman's Regime, Batman and Robin attempt to stop the Regime from rounding up Arkham Asylum inmates for execution. Miller. It is the sequel to 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us. [59] The series offered amateur and professional players throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America a chance to compete in different programs for a portion of a US$600,000 prize pool. 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[41][42] Due to the success of Scorpion in the previous installment, who was the most downloaded DLC fighter, Boon also entertained the likelihood of NetherRealm including other Mortal Kombat characters as downloadable content, leading to the inclusions of Sub-Zero and Raiden. [25][26], New playable characters are listed below in bold, while the underlined ones are guest characters. pic.twitter.com/caoFzF613B. [106] The Games Machine's Danilo Dellafrana stated that "the subtle changes to the combat system made for deeper gameplay". Ashley is also the Head Editor at Top Cow and has had several comics works pubished through them. [34] Following the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios sought to do "something unexpected and long-term" for its sequel, as well as give players "a level of control that makes playing [their] games a truly personal experience. [62], On October 24, 2017, Warner Bros. announced that a Microsoft Windows version developed by QLOC, who had previously taken over development for Mortal Kombat X's PC port from High Voltage Software, was due for release in Q4 2017, with an open beta stage beginning on October 25. [85][86] Atom was released on December 12, 2017; Enchantress was released on January 9, 2018; and lastly, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were released on February 13, 2018. Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, whipped fans into a frenzy recently when he sent out a semi-cryptic tweet that seemed to reference the long-awaited release date for Injustice 2. [92][93][94] Print versions became available for purchase on May 3, 2017, each containing multiple digital chapters. [12][19][20] Players can also form online "guilds" with up to 50 other players. [25] "One of the things we’ve been doing, trying to do more and more with every game...is to support it for a longer period of time," Boon stated, "With DLC characters, we’ve had four with Mortal Kombat, six with Injustice, eight with Mortal Kombat X, and with Injustice 2 we plan on continuing that pattern. [12][13] Rarer gear can include one or more bonus augmentations, which range from new visual effects for special moves to higher yields of in-game currency or experience points. The game begins with Kara Zor-El's and an infant Kal-El's escape from Krypton during Brainiac's attack on the planet. [12][14] “It's a mutual respect,” explained Art Director Steve Beran. [63][64] The Microsoft Windows version was released on November 14, 2017. Fans of the franchise have been waiting for Injustice 2 to be released, since the original game debuted in 2013. She hosts review shows for Jawiin (DCTV Recap, Game of Thrones Review Show), and Collider Video (biweekly on Collider Heroes!). An expanded version of the game, titled Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, was released in March 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. [100][101][102] Reviewers lauded Injustice 2's story and presentation. [69][70] It maintains several gameplay features from the original, including the swipe-based fighting mechanics, card collection, and three-on-three battles, but introduces various changes to the game's overall formula. "[23] Reiner also praised the amount of content, acknowledging its "lengthy story-based campaign...great fighting experience, and...nearly endless supply of notable loot.

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