Fighting games haven’t changed much. You on one side, your opponent on the other, fight!
So what will Injustice 2 bring that will alter the world of fighting games?
The gameplay reveal trailer doesn’t reveal any ground-breaking newness, but it does feature some intense battles and unique finishes. The best finish, of course, is the under-rated Aquaman’s “beast-chomp”. Yep, a big water monster comes out of nowhere and devours his foe. Now, that’s a finish.
We also get a ton of Supergirl, who seems very angry in this trailer. And a very sumo-wrestling looking Superman (see frame on :43).
And the tagline for this game is, “Every Battle Defines You”.
What does that mean, exactly?
When you win a match, you get loot. The loot gives you gear to customize the look and abilities of your character. Different loot leads to different character, including his/her abilities. So yeah, literally, every battle defines who you are, what you can do, and how you look.
So far, the characters for Injustice 2 are Wonder Woman, Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Batman, Atrocitus, The Flash and Gorilla Grodd.
Gorilla Grodd receives extra screen time in the trailer because he is the most unique and interesting character of the bunch. He’s a gorilla, after all. But he’s intelligent. And extremely angry.
Actually, everyone in this trailer seems extremely angry. Why are they so angry? They’re superheroes….
So far, Injustice 2 doesn’t seem genre-busting new, but it does present some intensity to make this game worth waiting for. It’s out on PS4 and Xbox One in 2017.