Injustice 2 is a fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game was released in May 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is currently slated for release for Microsoft Windows in 14 November 2017. Similar to the previous installment, a companion mobile app was released for Android and iOS devices.
The core gameplay remains similar to its predecessor, albeit with minor adjustments to returning game mechanics. Injustice 2 introduces a new feature called the Gear System, a loot-dropping system that rewards players with costume pieces and equipment that can be used to customize characters' appearances and modify their abilities and stats. According to developers, the idea for implementing an RPG-style progression system into a fighting game had existed since before the fall of Midway Games, the original publisher for the Mortal Kombat series. Director Ed Boon also sought to incorporate gameplay mechanics used by multiplayer shooter games, such as personalization, character creation, loot, and leveling up, into the fighting game genre, which led to the development of the Gear System.
Injustice 2's storyline centers around Batman and his insurgency's attempt to restore society after the fall of Superman's regime; however, the arrivals of the newly formed supervillain group "The Society" and the alien Brainiac forces Batman to consider freeing the imprisoned Superman to help combat the threats. The game received positive reviews from critics, who praised its story, presentation, improved gameplay mechanics, abundance of in-game content, and character customization options, while criticizing its random loot and microtransaction systems.
Injustice 2 retains numerous gameplay mechanics from Injustice: Gods Among Us, including environment interaction, stage transitions, clashes, and character traits. The trait system, like before, provides a temporary buff or ability that compliments each character's playstyle. The super meter, which allows players to execute enhanced special moves and unlock powerful "super moves" when fully charged, also returns. Players can expend meter to perform new techniques, such as an evasive forward roll, which provides a way to overcome enemy keep-away tactics, or an air recovery, which lets characters escape an opponent's combo early. Most environmental attacks, which were completely unavoidable in the first Injustice game, can now be blocked; however, certain environmental attacks with large amounts of startup, such as throwing a car, will remain unblockable.
💎 Developer: NetherRealm Studios
💎 Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
💎 Director: Ed Boon
💎 Producer: Adam Urbano
💎 Composer: Christopher Drake
💎 Genre: Fighting
💎 Platform: PC - PS4 - Xbox One - iOS - Android
💎 Mode: Single-player - Multiplayer
💻 PC Requirements:
⚙️ OS: Windows® 7 64-bit
⚙️ CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-2100 3.1GHz or AMD® Ryzen R5 1400
⚙️ Graphic: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 780 or AMD® Radeon™ RX 570 4GB
⚙️ RAM: 8GB
⚙️ HDD: 40GB
⚙️ Others: DirectX: 11