News Archive - November, 2017
Captain Marvel Almost Returned in Injustice Fighter Pack 0
Absent characters were considered for Injustice 2 DLC.

Injustice fans will remember the bitter death of Captain Marvel during the first game's story mode, but in a new tweet, SHAZAM enthusiast Ed Boon has revealed 'the big red cheese' was considered for a comeback with other characters in "Fighter Pack 0"!

Always a font of information; the NetherRealm Creative Director acknowledged what many fans have often thought: "It would have been fun to see SHAZAM as a premiere skin for Black Adam..."

Black Adam and Captain Marvel draw their powers from a mutual source, bestowed phenomenal strength, speed, endurance, and god-like powers by the lightning magic of the Wizard Shazam! Adam was the wizard's champion in ancient times, but he became corrupt in his use of power. The two characters are similar enough to have made a Premier Skin a no brainer. Why it didn't happen, we don't yet know.

Slightly more obvious was the nixing of a proposed "Fighter Pack 0", which would've brought characters from 2014's Injustice: Gods Among Us back to Injustice 2, via downloadable content.

Boon references the quartet of Ares, Doomsday, Batgirl and Captain Marvel as examples. Deathstroke is another high-profile character who would've been a welcome return.

Fortunately for fans, NetherRealm packed plenty of post-release content into three iterations of their DLC packages! Most recently, Fighter Pack 3 added Atom, Enchantress and surprise guest fighters the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Mortal Kombat X Mobile - Punk Cassie Challenge
Cassie Cage goes punk in latest MKX Mobile Challenge

What do you get when you combine the flair of Johnny Cage with the toughness of Sonya Blade? Anarchy in the MK! Cassie Cage has gone punk, but you can limit her rotten public image by beating the latest Mortal Kombat X Mobile challenge!

Nothing says anarchy like completing five tiers of pre-set challenges! Each tier consists of 12 battles, with the exception of the final 15-fight challenge! Tier 1 is a bag round of all Bronze Kards, Tier 2 a mix of Bronze & Silver, and Tier 3 is an escalation to Silver Kards only. Only Outworld characters can enter Tier 4, before Tier 5 demands Reptile lead the lizard resistance against the punk movement.

You can >em>sort of stick it to the corporate overlords by downloading Mortal Kombat X Mobile free-to-play from Apple Store, Google Play & Amazon Games! You love it, you slags. Do so and you can also unlockmore MKX Mobile exclusive content like Tanya, Baraka and Freddy Kreuger!

[Related Article: Raiden Strikes in Injustice 2 Mobile]

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Mortal Kombat Funko Store Signing - Sunday
Robin Shou & MK stars attending live signing of Funko Pops!

Fans of the now classic Mortal Kombat feature film will want to head to Animetasia this Sunday if they're in California! Stars from the films will be live in-store for a special signing of Mortal Kombat Funko Pop! Vinyl dolls!

Robin Shou (Liu Kang), Chris Casamassa (Scorpion) and Keith Cooke (Sub-Zero) will be in-store at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall to sign their respective characters' collectible Funko dolls!

The event is scheduled to begin at 11am local time. Liu Kang, Scorpion and Sub-Zero dolls will be limited to 100 each, so be sure to get in early! Head to Animetasia at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia, Suite 231 on the first floor. Tell them MK Online sent you!

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Justice League Gear & Events Hit Injustice 2
Justice League in theatres and Injustice 2 now!

Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman are the Justice League! They may not be getting along in the world of Injustice 2, but that doesn't mean movie tie-ins can't unite the six for special gear unlocks and events!

To celebrate the release of the Justice League film, in theaters Nov. 17, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed special Justice League-themed in-game events for the critically acclaimed and top-selling fighting game Injustice 2 and Injustice 2 for mobile. Players on both console and mobile can take on unique challenges in the Multiverse for a chance to earn gear for their favorite heroes featured in the Justice League film.

Pre-order Justice League for viewing on PlayStation Store or Microsoft Movies & TV to receive 23,000 Source Crystals for your Injustice 2 account if you're in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and United States!

[Related Article: Injustice Mobile Suicide Squad Trailer]

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Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 Reveals Enchantress & TMNT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Echantress are DLC in Injustice 2!

Injustice 2 has finally revealed its last mysteries! Fighter Pack 3 gave up pint-sized Justice League hero Atom, but if you thought the last group of downloadable characters would be lightweight -- you'd be wrong! Watch the new trailer below:

The mystic menace of Enchantress will confirm many suspicions raised by silhouette teasers, but few could've seen the quarter of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arriving as a four-in-one package!

The explosive trailer reveals all six characters in dramatic fashion, paying particular homage to the individual personalities and mythos of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael & Michelangelo! The join a party that will gain another of independent comics' famous icons when Hellboy is released next week!

[Related Article: Injustice 2 PC Release Date Announced, Open Beta Live]

The Teenage Mutant NInja Turtles were first published in black & white by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984. Starting life as a loving parody of the grim & gritty style of Daredevil writer-artist Frank Miller; the TMNT went on to become one of the hottest kids properties in cartoons and merchandise of the eighties! More recently, The Turtles have crossed over with Batman in comics published by IDW.

Enchantress first appeared in Strange Adventures #187 in 1966, but arguably reached her peak in the eighties as well, starring as a lingering threat to the Suicide Squad in early stories. A dramatically reinvented version of the character became the arch-villain of a Suicide Squad film in 2016, foregoing the tension of her comics appearances for a stylistic witch creature.

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ELEAGUE Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 Reveal Tonight
TBS broadcasts the Injustice 2 World Championship with DLC reveal!

Fans know Atom is coming soon to Injustice 2, but the final two characters in Fighter Pack 3 will remain a mystery until ELEAGUE broadcasts their World Championship event - tonight!

The finals will broadcast tonight at 10PM on TBS, where Dragon will battle AF0xyGrampa and Tekken_Master will get ready for ForeverKing in two massive Semi Finals! You can get the skinny on what brought the final four to the championship in the promo video below.

The ELEAGUE World Championship will also finally confirm the last two heroes - or villains - who will round out the biggest post-game downloadable roster of any NetherRealm Studios game!

Who's next? Register to share your guesses and post-reveal thoughts on the DC Universe Injustice forum! Be sure to check out the trailer for this month's release Hellboy while you're there!

Injustice 2 Xbox One X 4k Enhanced in November Update
Injustice 2 patch adds fixes and Xbox One X 4k Ehanced support.

Injustice 2 has been live and kicking for over six months, but patch updates continue to change the game in significant ways.

The latest patch for November includes a long list of stage and character fixes, along with the prominent addition of Xbox One X Enhanced support for 4K HDR graphics and more.

    General Gameplay fixes
  • Patch is live on Xbox will arrive on PS4 early next week.
  • General and Online stability improvements
  • Added support for Xbox One X (including improved shadow quality, enhanced motion blur, better depth of field, overall higher quality post-processing, increased character detail, higher resolution, and HDR support)
  • Improved rewards for completing Guild Multiverse Tiers
  • Various Movelist corrections and improvements to AI logic
  • Legendary Multiverse Portals are now available for Captain Cold, Cyborg, Dr. Fate, Firestorm, Green Arrow, Poison Ivy, and Robin
  • Fixed some Credits / Mother Box / Multiverse exploits
  • The Meta Challenge "Don't spend any meter during the match" is no longer affected by an opponent’s meter draining attacks
  • Multiverse Sidekicks now have a 3 ⅔ second cooldown (was 7 seconds)
  • Fixed many instances of the indicator incorrectly displaying "Counter" instead of "Punish"
  • Fixed a bug which was causing Down + Medium attacks to not be invulnerable to High Attacks during some of their recovery frames when continuing to hold Down
  • Background Bounce Environmental Interactions are now more consistent for all character regardless of facing and stance
  • Fixed an issue with Alternate Controls that allowed some special moves to be executed with shortcuts during pre-jump frames while Input Shortcuts option was turned off
  • Acrobat & Gadget Character’s Bomb Environmental Interactions now Jump/Plant the bombs 6 frames faster, have 14 fewer startup frames, hit mid (was unblockable), and the Jumps travel a shorter distance
  • New Nth Metal shaders are available for some characters.

  • Stage Specific Fixes
  • Arkham Asylum - Bench Throw Environmental Interaction now hits mid (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Atlantis - Big Globe Throw & Globe Cluster Throw Environmental Interaction now hit overhead (was unblockable), and do 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Atlantis - Aquarium Bomb Environmental Interaction now hits mid (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Brainiac’s Ship - Drone Throw Environmental Interaction now hits overhead (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Fortress of Solitude - Ice Wall Punch Environmental Interaction now hits overhead (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Gorilla City - Dinosaur Skull Throw Environmental Interaction & Kudu Slam Environmental Interaction now hit overhead (was unblockable), and do 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Gotham City - Anubis Statue Slam Environmental Interaction now hits overhead (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Joker’s Playground - Fortune Teller throw Environmental Interaction now hits overhead (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Joker’s Playground - Barrel Throw & Barrel Roll Environmental Interactions now hit mid (was unblockable), and do 15 base damage (up from 10)
  • Kahndaq - Gargoyle Throw Environmental Interaction now hits mid (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (from 10%)
  • Kahndaq - Tablet Slam Environmental Interaction now hits overhead (was unblockable), and does 15 base damage (from 10%)
  • Kahndaq - Pyramid Punch Environmental Interaction starts up 4 frames slower, had its hit region adjusted and can no longer hit opponents in the air
  • Metropolis - Hitting opponent with the Diving Helmet Environmental Interaction causes a different reaction
  • Metropolis - Fixed visual issue with some super moves showing floating kegs during their cinematics
  • Red Sun Prison - Hanging Core Swing Environmental Interaction hit reaction has been changed, is now mid (was unblockable), and recovers faster

  • Character Specific Fixes
  • Aquaman - Fixed an issue where Aquaman’s trident could disappear if From The Deep Gear Ability was interrupted

  • Bane - Fixed a bug causing Legendary Straight Damage Augment to use the default cooldown timer instead of its own (1 second at level 1, 2 seconds at level 2, and 3 seconds at level 3)

  • Batman - Greatly reduced meter build when executing Batarang Toss & Up Batarang Toss
  • Batman - Release Bat, Bat Spin, and Bat Spawn Gear Ability no longer build meter on use
  • Batman - Fixed lingering visual effect on 122 if practice mode reset is performed at a specific time
  • Batman - Straight Kick (Jump + Medium) has it’s hit region slightly adjusted and has 5 less hit advantage
  • Batman - The hit advantage on Straight Grapple on an airborne opponent now more closely matches the hit advantage of hitting a grounded opponent
  • Batman - The cooldown on Mechanical Bats has been increased to 12 secs (up from 9 secs)

  • Black Canary - Low Parry and High Parry are now available in Practice Mode Reversal and Wakeup options

  • Black Manta - Victim region near the head slightly adjusted
  • Black Manta - The 2nd hit of Speared And Seared (Super move) will no longer sometimes cross up the opponent if the first hit is blocked while standing in the corner

  • Blue Beetle - Adjusted hit regions on several normal attacks
  • Blue Beetle - Slightly reduced combo damage scaling on Seeking Reach (Towards + Medium, Hard) & Flying Scarab
  • Blue Beetle - Reduced combo damage scaling on Blade Stab Meter Burn & Blade Barrage Meter Burn
  • Blue Beetle - Shield Slam has 17 less recovery frames on miss & Mandible Strike has 6 less recovery frames on miss
  • Blue Beetle - Blue Beetle's wings no longer sometimes appear during moves while the Alien Cloak Gear Ability is active
  • Blue Beetle - Fixed view being obstructed when performing Mandible Strike Meter Burn in the left corner of Arkham Asylum Cell Blocks
  • Blue Beetle - Fixed a bug causing Legendary Character Power meter to sometimes stop recharging after an Arena Transition occurs

  • Captain Cold - Big Freeze Meter Burn duration reduced to 3 seconds (down from 5)
  • Captain Cold - Fixed a bug causing Glacier Grenade’s 14 recovery animation frames to be skipped
  • Captain Cold - Glacier Grenade duration reduced to 5 ⅓ seconds (down from 6 ⅔)
  • Captain Cold - Greatly reduced combo damage scaling on Cryogenic Blast
  • Captain Cold - Fixed bug which could cause Darkseid's Punishment (Medium, Light) combo to sometimes destroy the Glacier Grenade’s collision

  • Catwoman - Slightly reduced forward walk speed
  • Catwoman - Low Evade is now much easier to execute with Input Shortcuts off
  • Catwoman - Fixed a bug that prevented Cat Dash from being able to be parried
  • Catwoman - The airborne 2nd and 3rd hit of Rising Claw can no longer be parried

  • Cheetah - Legendary Claws of Death now appears in Practice Mode reversal/wakeup options

  • Cyborg - Added new Cybernetic Sweep special move (Down, Away + Hard Attack)
  • Cyborg - Cyber Attack (Medium, Hard) now attacks with the weaponized big arm, has its hit region adjusted, has 2 more active frames, 1 less recovery frame on miss, and 1 more recovery frame on hit / block
  • Cyborg - Power Fist has 10 more block stun frames, 10 more block recovery frames, and can now be Meter Burned on block / miss
  • Cyborg - Power Fist Meter Burn now has increased pushback on block, 15 more block stun frames, 15 more block recovery frames, and recovers 5 frames faster on miss
  • Cyborg - Increased base damage of Techno Tackle and Techno Tackle Meter Burn by 2
  • Cyborg - Cyber Trip (Down + Hard) is now -8 on block and +25 on hit (from -16 / +17) and has 8 less miss recovery frames

  • Darkseid - Fixed a bug which could cause the Character Power Demon Blast to be pre-maturely destroyed when used on the right side of Slaughter Swamp

  • Deadshot - Reduced the meter gain when executing all Wrist Shot and Rifle special moves
  • Deadshot - Increased combo damage scaling on Assassin Knee
  • Deadshot - Wrist Cannon now has 14 startup frames (up from 11), 10 more recovery frames on block / miss, 6 less recovery frames on hit, and 6 less hit advantage
  • Deadshot - Deadly Assault Meter Burn can now be clashed.

  • Dr Fate - Can no longer Meter Burn Displacer Orb while Backdashing, during hit stun / block stun, knocked down, or performing a block escape
  • Dr Fate - Sharidum's Lock Meter Burn is no longer immune to throws

  • Firestorm - Added new Heat Flux special move (Down, Away, Medium) which will gain Character Power meter while being charged
  • Firestorm - Atom Bomb gear ability input is now Down, Back, Hard and It now replaces Atomic Burst
  • Firestorm - Reduced the hit advantage of Molten Trap Meter Burn by 24 frames
  • Firestorm - Character Power fully charged time is now 12 secs (down from 12.5)
  • Firestorm - Eternal Flame now has 37 recovery frames (down from 58)
  • Firestorm - Heat Wave (Away + Hard) has 5 less hit recovery and can now be directed forward for increased range while adding 5 more recovery frames on block / miss
  • Firestorm - Vapor Jab (Jump + Light) now has 5 startup frames (down from 9)
  • Firestorm - Double Burst (Jump + Medium) had its hit region adjusted

  • Flash - Flip stance no longer slightly moves Flash forward or back and no longer causes visual issues when used repeatedly
  • Flash - Visual effects for Speed Zone Character Power no longer conflicts with "Unrivaled Speed" Epic Gear bonus when Quick Cooldown is active in practice mode
  • Flash - Fixed visual effects for Super move lingering on miss in certain circumstances
  • Flash - Fists of Fury’s follow up attacks have had their hit regions adjusted to hit more consistently

  • Gorilla Grodd - Straight Paw (Down + Light) has had its hit region adjusted

  • Green Lantern - Armor on Mechanized Assault (Super move) increased to 30 frames (up from 20)

  • Joker - Added new Death Spin special move (Down, Back + Hard)
  • Joker - Added new Stab-Aroo normal attack (Away + Medium)
  • Joker - The input for Chattering Teeth and Surprise Box Gear Ability is now Down, Down + Hard
  • Joker - Adjusted hit regions on several normal attacks
  • Joker - Crowbar Slam (Away + Hard) now recovers 5 frames faster on hit
  • Joker - BANG! has increased pushback on hit with +5 hit advantage (up from 0)
  • Joker - Side Order of Pie Gear Ability now has 20 frames of recovery on miss after the armor wears off and recovers 40 frames faster on block

  • Poison Ivy - Added New Chompy and Bitey Bash special move (Down, Towards + Medium)

  • Raiden - Victim region near the head adjusted slightly
  • Raiden - Fixed lingering FX from Power Bolt Gear Ability in certain situations
  • Raiden - Fixed Raiden's victory cinematic blue dragon sometimes appearing one frame too early
  • Raiden - Character Power startup is now 1 frame faster, recovers 3 frames faster, has 1 sec longer duration, and the cooldown is 1 sec shorter
  • Raiden - Raiden's throw now does additional damage if Character Power is active
  • Raiden - Raiden's Lightning Trap Meter Burn Gear Ability no longer builds meter on block
  • Raiden - Fixed issue with the camera sometimes quickly moving when the Thunder Cloud (Light, Light, Medium, Away + Hard) combo is done in some corners

  • Red Hood - Victim region near the head adjusted slightly
  • Red Hood - Lethal Lunge Meter Burn base damage reduced by 1
  • Red Hood - Lethal Lunge has 5 more recovery frames on block and 5 less block stun frames
  • Red Hood - Lethal Lunge Meter Burn has its hit region adjusted, has 5 less recovery frames, 5 less block stun frames with reduced pushback, and 2 less hit advantage
  • Red Hood - Ground Mine base damage reduced by 2
  • Red Hood - Air Akimbo Blaze & Air Akimbo Blaze Meter Burn can now be clashed

  • Scarecrow - Character power base damage is increased to 1.5 (up from 1 per hit, with damage ticking every 90 frames (up from 60)
  • Scarecrow - Character power does reduced damage (2/3) while scarecrow is in hit stun
  • Scarecrow - Panic-Port startup is now 14 frames (down from 21), has 27 recovery frames (down from 29) and becomes projectile invulnerable after 6 frames
  • Scarecrow - Fixed Panic-Port smoke visual effects sometimes being misaligned if performed immediately following a jump
  • Scarecrow - Panic-Port can now be special canceled into Death Bed (Super move) after he teleports
  • Scarecrow - Ground Shaker (Hard) now has 15 startup frames (down from 17) and 1 less active frame
  • Scarecrow - Fixed issue with the view becoming obstructed during a forward throw in the corner of some Arenas
  • Scarecrow - Legendary Traumatize Meter Burn attack is now unblockable
  • Scarecrow - Fully holding Toxin Breath while Black Adam hits Scarecrow with his Character Power no longer sometimes causes Scarecrow to become unresponsive in some instances

  • Sub-Zero - Max base stat attributes changed to Health - 1150, Defense - 1450, Strength - 1600, Ability - 1650 (from Health - 1050, Defense - 1500, Strength - 1700, Ability - 1600)

  • Supergirl - Legendary Kryptonian Laser cancels no longer auto correct her facing
  • Supergirl - Fixed a bug where Air Straight Laser could sometimes auto correct her facing as it completed
  • Supergirl - Fully holding Frost Breath while Black Adam hits Supergirl with his character power no longer sometimes causes Supergirl to become unresponsive in some instances

  • Starfire - Max base stat attributes changed to Health - 1100, Defense - 1450, Strength - 1600, Ability - 1700 (from Health - 1050, Defense - 1500, Strength - 1700, Ability - 1600)

  • Swamp Thing - Refoliation & Trunk Punch (Hard) now have armor when executed while Swamp Thing is standing in Abigail's Garden Character Power
  • Swamp Thing - Refoliation startup is now 16 frames (down from 17), active frames increased to 8 frames (up from 4), 7 less miss recovery frames, 3 less hit / block recovery frames
  • Swamp Thing - Refoliation Meter Burn startup is now 5 frames (down from 12) and has 1 more hit recovery frame
  • Swamp Thing - Log Kick startup is now 20 frames (down from 22) and has 10 less miss / block recovery frames
  • Swamp Thing - Bayou Bash can now be held to increased its range, when then results in longer recovery on block /miss depending on held time up to an additional 7 frames

  • Wonder Woman - Fixed Lasso Grab and Lasso Grab Meter Burn visual placement on Starfire
  • Wonder Woman - Adjusted input buffer window for doing a jump attack from Hermes' Blessing (Air) Dash
  • Wonder Woman - Fixed Wonder Woman sometimes being hit by Poison Ivy's Up Rooted (Down + Medium) or Quick Bloom (Away + Hard) after successfully parrying them

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Injustice 2 PC Release Date Announced, Open Beta Live
Injustice 2 three-day Beta begins ahead of November release!

Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have officially announced the impending arrival of Injustice 2 on the PC platform!

Fans can look forward to purchasing Injustice 2 for download from Steam and Microsoft Store beginning November 14th.

Injustice 2 will be in Open Beta until November 10th, allowing you to get a sample taste for the latest NetherRealm Studios game, while online developer QLOC tests network code and infrastructure. Visit Injustice 2 Beta on Steam to get involved!

    System Requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200, 3.1 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 570 or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1050/ AMD® Radeon™ HD 7850 or AMD® Radeon™ RX 550
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

  • Recommended:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100, 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400, 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 780 / AMD® Radeon™ R9 290 or RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

[Related Article: Fixing Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Windows 10]

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