Two new fighters were revealed today for Netherealm studio’s upcoming fighting game: Injustice 2, the new combatants to enter the arena in the DC fighting franchise are Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle.
Blue Beetle is a brand new character to the series, never before appearing in the Injustice series. Wonder Woman however returns from the last series where she was the evil Superman’s replacement for Lois Lane.
Blue Beetle was one of the more popular requests for DLC for the original Injustice so for all the fans who were upset with his absence in the first game they can take joy in the knowledge that he will be in Injustice 2.
Wonder Woman appears to maintain lots of her old playstyle much like Batman, Superman and Aquaman however, Blue Beetle looks to be an interesting take on Cyborg from the last game albeit with an emphasis on bladed weapons on top of energy weapons.
In terms of online play, the team announced GGPO netcode which is regarded as the fighting game community most highly rated netcode (It has recently been implemented into Mortal Kombat XL) and a tournament mode which quells the fears that many fighting game fans had about the games overall balance online being affected by the gear system.
On top of this the comic book writer Tom Taylor who wrote the original Injustice: Gods Among Us comic series will be returning to write another series based on Injustice 2
Injustice 2 is slated for a 2017 release and you can watch the latest SDCC trailer featuring Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman right here!