The entire point of DC’s Injustice is to imagine a universe in which traditional canon is basically thrown out of the window in favor of a riveting series of what ifs. What if Superman became tyrannical despot? What if everyone had super strength? What if... Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle were lovers?
Before he became the Red Hood, Jason Todd met a grisly fate at the hands of the Joker in the iconic A Death in the Family storyline, including a horrifying beating with a crowbar. At least now in Injustice 2, Jason can enact some justice (both poetic and physically) against the clown prince of crime as payback.
On one hand, Injustice 2 delivers a funhouse-mirror take on DC Comics’ biggest characters, exploring the characters in intriguingly divergent ways. On the other hand, because it’s a fighting game, all the story needs to do is keep ginning up reasons for former Justice Leaguers to punch each other across the world. …
Much of Injustice 2's charm stems from how it gives players the ability to make their favorite DC comic book characters beat the crap out of each other. Fighting aside, though, the game also features some pretty solid character development for one of DC’s most iconic antiheroes, Harley Quinn.
The fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us gave us a world torn apart by conflict between between two of comics’ greatest heroes. Now brutal murderer Superman and “I don’t want to fight you” Batman are back, joining forces against the most diabolical foe the DC Universe has ever faced—loot boxes.
Look at that stance! The utter disdain! The Lord of Apokolips is going to be smug as all get-out when the next DC Comics fighting game hits next month.
In the Injustice universe, Kal-El wanted to rule the Earth in an ostensibly benevolent dictatorship, but a lot of people ended up dying at the Man of Steel’s hands. Brainiac? He’s coming to Injustice 2 to in an attempt to top Superman’s “achievement” by destroying the whole planet.
Did you ever draw different costumes for Superman, Wonder Woman, or Cyborg in your Social Studies notebook? Yeah, me too. The upcoming Injustice 2 video game sort of lets you do the same thing, including a Dark Knight that looks like he’s wearing Mandalorian battle armor.
Things aren’t looking so good for one member of the Justice League in this teaser for the DC Comics-based fighting game. The hero in question is someone who’s died in the comics but later came back. Really narrows it down, huh?
Last week the rain was pouring, the streets were flooded, and I had zero desire to leave the comfort of my home. But the makers of Injustice 2 were offering an intimate demo, and by god I wanted to see what Supergirl looked like in DC’s best murderverse.
She’s also bringing cats, of course—they don’t call her catwoman for nothing. But the exploding bike is a surprising touch.
Bane’s bodybuilding poses make me think he’s constantly humming Right Said Fred’s “Too Sexy” to himself. And when he gets to the “so sexy it hurts” part, that’s when he breaks your back.
Aw, look, little baby Kal-El, Isn’t he cute? Too bad he’s going to grow up to be a murderous despot who beats up all his friends and takes over his adopted homeworld.
Hmm, maybe Peter Parker and Barbara Ann Minerva had the same martial arts sensei?
This new Injustice 2 trailer is all about Firestorm, which, y’know, great. Big fan of the Nuclear Man here. But one of the moments in the new teaser has me asking questions about one of Batman’s arch-foes.
“How many more innocent people die before you accept that some lives need to be taken?!” That’s Superman yelling at (presumably) Batman in the newest Injustice 2 trailer. Guess the Man of Steel doesn’t think the Dark Knight is quite dark enough.
One of the best things about the rolling character reveals for Injustice 2 is in seeing just how deep into the DC Comics character stable the game is going to delve. Having the wielder of the Helmet of Nabu in a big-budget video game is a pretty deep cut.
The age-old art of swapping one character’s model in for another for video game hijinks is always fun. But I really like to imagine that this is actually some secret Bruce Wayne training regimen where he prepares for the possibility of fighting literally anyone in the DC Universe by pretending that he can become them.
The first Injustice game—and the excellent prequel comic series that accompanied it—explored a reality in which a grief-stricken Superman cast aside his moral code to rule the world as he saw fit. It seems like the sequel will delve into that story again, but this time a defeated Superman will try to raise himself…
Two new trailers for upcoming DC Comics fighting game Injustice 2 have popped up over the last two days, showing Swamp Thing and Poison Ivy smacking around other super-folk. I hope this game has those two plant-loving super-folk submitting to the unspoken passion in their hearts.