News Archive - April, 2017
Joker Has a Great Comeback in Injustice 2
The Joker returns in Injustice 2!

Injustice: Gods Among Us began when Superman thrust his hand through Joker's chest -- but why let facts get in the way of a funny story? The Clown Prince of Crime returns for the sequel in the latest character reveal trailer. Watch:

Joker's death played a catalytic role in defining the world of Injustice: his death - the turning point that began Superman's tyrannical rule as leader of The Regime. Despite the significance of his demise, nobdoy really seemed to mind the iconic villain's appearance on the playable roster of the first game. So why so serious now?...

There are some interesting differences in the appearance of Injustice 2's Joker, whose fashion, face and jawline deviate distinctly from the iconic ghastly grin. Could these be clues to a new man behind the maniac? Intro dialogue with Robin (Damian Wayne) flirt with the possibility that former Boy Wonder Jason Todd may've had a villainous turn, much as he did in 2001 Frank Miller sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

There's also the same 'Get Out of Murder' card played by the first game, which relied on a handy dandy parallel universe to supply iconic characters, living or dead. It might seem an easy way out, but fans of Mortal Kombat know death is usually a temporary, minor inconvenience in NetherRealm Studios games. It's all just a big joke!

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This Joker is every bit as deadly as the one you know and love. With an arsenal of noxious gas bombs, guns, knives, joy buzzer, and a general sunny disposition -- Joker is ready to pummel, maim and electrocute any who stand against him! With hair by Ledger, fashion by Leto, and a crowbar right out of A Death In The Family -- there's something for everybody when Injustice 2 arrives May 16th!

Does this Joker bring a smile to your face? Register to take a seat and spill your guts on the DC Universe Injustice forum!

Darkseid Dominates Injustice 2 in Gameplay Trailer
Darkseid dominates the battlefield in DLC trailer preview!

You may remember him as one-half of the final boss in Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe. He's the preeminent source of evil throughout the cosmos, and he's leaving the throne room of Apokolips to dominate Injustice 2! Watch:

Darkseid is an awesomely powerful New God, evil ruler the firey hellscape that is Apokolips. His stoney face gazes upon a world he dominates with disdain, ever in search of ultimate power and the total suppression of all things good.

The heroes of Earth have frequently been a thorn in the New Gods' (dark) side, prompting him to launch many campaigns against Superman and the Justice League. There are good New Gods such as Orion and Big Barda, but none of them are yet present in Injustice 2! Lucky for you Darkseid is the first downloadable content character -- meaning he's yours to control if you've pre-ordered the game before it's release: May 16th!

[Related Article: Injustice 2 Release Editions & Premier Characters]

The pre-order incentive is similar to the inclusion of Goro as playable bonus character in Mortal Kombat X, a timed exclusive available for purchase at a later date. Injustice 2 will have a similar pattern of DLC, offering additional characters after release. including at least one Mortal Kombat guest!

Register to pledge allegiance or resistance to Darkseid in the DC Universe Injustice forum! While there, check out MK Online's Top 10 Kombat Guests Wishlist and share your own! Anti-Life justifies it!

Injustice 2 Brainiac Gameplay Trailer
Big bad Brainiac gets the gameplay trailer spotlight.

Warring factions will be forced to unite when Brainiac threatens the world of Injustice 2! Get a better look at the impending danger in the latest gameplay spotlight. Watch:

Brainiac ranks among Superman's most dangerous enemies, utilizing advaned alien technology to conquer and collect civilizations! The bottled city of Kandor is one of Brainiac's greatest prizes and the last vestige of Superman's dead home - the planet Krypton.

Earth faces destruction at Brainiac's hand in Injustice 2, forcing heroes, villains and despots to put their differences aside to fight the ultimate foe. Brainiac is a synthesis of man and machine - commanding lethal techno tendrils to command the battlefield in Injustice. No zone is safe from his long arms, providing range, mobility and even defense!

[Related Article: Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Trailer 5 - Brainiac]

Injustice 2 is less than a month away, coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting May 16th! Who will you choose to fight Brainiac? Register to share your thoughts and strategy on the DC Universe Injustice forum.

Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Trailer 5 - Brainiac
The World's Finest unite against a common threat - Brainiac!

Brainiac represents a cold and calculating evil in the DC Universe, and in the latest Shattered Alliances trailer he's coming to extinguish The Man of Steel in Injustice 2! Watch:

Batman and Superman may have their differences stemming from events from the first game, but in Injustice 2 they'll be drawn back together to face the common threat of would-be collector of worlds - Brainiac!

Brainiac brings a bio-mechanical threat to the battlefield, enhanced with far reaching metallic tendrils that provide dual offensive and defensive capabilities. The story trailer shows he will also have an army of robotic drones to command - evident in what looks to be one of his super moves.

[Related Article: Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Trailer 4 - The Society]

Will Brainiac battle Gorilla Grodd and The Society, recruit them, or will their villainous paths never even intersect? Many questions remain with just a month until Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - May 16th!

Register to discuss spoilers, theories and feedback on the DC Universe Injustice forum. Click here for official screenshots of Brainiac's in-game model!

Injustice 2 Sprouts Poison Ivy in New Trailer
Poison Ivy causes more than an itch in Injustice 2!

The parade of playable characters continues as Injustice 2 draws ever nearer! We saw her first in the Here Come The Girls trailer -- now see Poison Ivy flourish under her own spotlight!

Traditionally a manipulator of men and vegetation; Injustice 2 is cranking up Dr. Pamela Isley's acrobatics and martial arts to deliver a botanical beatdown to even the strongest of opponents!

Poison Ivy may have become a deadly creature unto herself, but she's still got plenty of her plant friends to cause trouble up close - and at range! Her kisses are as toxic as the pollen spewed by mutated breeds of her own making. When it comes time to finish her foes -- the mother of all venus flytraps is waiting!

[Related Article: Injustice 2 Cast Grows in Swamp Thing Reveal Trailer]

Injustice 2 will be in full bloom in less than a month, released in three varieties starting May 16th! Ivy will have plenty of her friends and enemies to fight with, including: Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Bane, Robin and Batman! Register to discuss them all on the DC Universe Injustice forum!

Scarecrow is Fear Itself in Injustice 2 Trailer
Scarecrow spreads fear and loathing in Injustice 2!

You saw him previously during the "It's Good To Be Bad" trailer. Now Dr. Jonathan Crane is making a house call to deliver a fresh dose of fear in the new Scarecrow trailer! Watch:

The spread of fear inducing toxins gives Scarecrow a unique perspective on the battlefield, embellishing his terror inspiring burlap visage with a hallucinatory nightmare! This meek psychiatrist becomes a scythe swinging executioner -- a twisted figure of horror rooted deep within the psyche of his every opponent!

The classic Batman villain is one of the intriguing new additions to the playable Injustice roster! He joins a cast that includes: Swamp Thing, Doctor Fate, Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and more!

[Related Article: Injustice 2 Gear System Spotlight Trailer]

Injustice 2 will seep into your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One starting May 16th. The psychological warfare will be waged across three versions with different bonus incentives. If you pre-ordered you'll receive a download code for playable Darkseid. If you didn't, everyone is going to laugh at you. You'll be the only one without him. No one will want to be your friend. They'll all see you're just a pathetic nerd. You'll be all alone!

Hey! I think you got a whiff of some of that fear gas, buddy. Don't worry! Register to post on the DC Universe Injustice forum and you can make friends and face your fears! It's like Arkham Asylum for gamers!

Injustice 2 Gear System Spotlight Trailer
Every fight defines you in Injustice 2's new Gear System!

In Injustice 2, your play style is intricately customizable thanks to a new system of hardware unlocks that affect both the appearance of your character -- and how they play! Watch:

The system adds an RPG-like layer to stats that will help players enhance their character, adapt their abilities, and alter their strengths and weaknesses in the ultimate refinement! Unlockable gear comes with each fight, with in-game currency allowing for further control within the massive customization menu.

Some designs borrow from fondly recognized references to the comics and other adaptations, but visual purists will have to sift through a lot of action figure tack-on junk if they want their superhero to live up to the iconic designs that have proudly adorned DC Comics for more than 75 years!

[Related Article: Injustice 2 Release Editions & Premier Characters]

Premier Skins are the ultimate adaptation of fighters, transforming familiar heroes and villains into well recognized counterparts! Deluxe and Ultimate editions come with a skin to transform Supergirl into her buxom Earth-One alternate Powergirl! Other confirmed skins include John Stewart (Green Lantern) and Professor Zoom (Flash)!

Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting May 16th! Register to discuss all the designs and share gear tips on the DC Injustice forum!

Flash Breaks Time Barrier in Injustice 2 Trailer
The Flash features in new Injustice 2 trailer!

It's just over a month until Injustice 2 is officially released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! It may seem like a while, but the latest character spotlight trailer should make that time go quick as The Flash! Watch:

The Scarlet Speedster is back for another game, returning from the first Injustice to dispense defeat faster than you can say Rainbow Raider! In the latest trailer, Flash battles classic comic book nemesis Gorilla Grodd -- one of several Flash Rogues newly playable in the Injustice sequel!

The Flash still utilizes his trademark speed force to dominate the playing field, dishing out super-fast dash attacks and lightning quick combos just like the first game! He's also utilizing some of his most famous tricks from the comics, putting his opponents into a spin with whirlwind arms and a super move so fast -- he literally breaches time and space to smash his opponent into themselves!

[Related Article: Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Trailer 4 - The Society]

Injustice 2 officially arrives May 16th, with pre-order incentives offering Darkseid DLC and edition exclusive Premier Characters that include Professor Zoom aka; the Reverse Flash! Zoom is exclusive to the Ultimate Edition.

Flash will also have to contend with Captain Cold, Cheetah, Bane as well as newly added heroes Doctor Fate, Swamp Thing, Firestorm and more!

Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Trailer 4 - The Society
Gorilla Grodd brings the villains together in Injustice 2!

The world of Injustice 2 is still recovering from the rise and fall of Superman and his fascist Regime in the first game. In the sequel, alliances will be shattered when Gorilla Grodd commands a new force rising up against the heroes of this world. Watch:

From Gorilla City comes The Society - a collective of super-villains banding together to fight the heroes and oppressors of Injustice 2! Grodd leads a group that also includes; Professor Zoom, Cheetah, Bane, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Deadshot and even Catwoman! Has the Gotham City Siren finally gone to the side of devils, or will she play one of the sides for fools?

The Society first formed in DC Comics back in 1976, becoming the ultimate organized effrt against the Justice League. In the world of Injustice, the League is in tatters. Will they be able to pull themselves together to oppose The Society - or pay for the war fought among them?

[Injustice 2: Shattered Alliances Trailer 3 - Supergirl]

The players are coming into focus, but there's still much to learn about Injustice 2! It arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting May 16th! Whose side will you be on? Register to discuss all the latest previews on the DC Universe Injustice forum!

Captain Cold Serves Vengeance in Injustice 2 Trailer
Captain Cold gets the spotlight in Injustice 2 trailer

An unseasonal cold front is forecast for May as Captain Cold joins the fight in Injustice 2! The classic Flash villain is one of the new additions starring in his own trailer. Watch:

Leonard Snart was a two-bit crook who inadvertently invented a weapon capable of flash freezing moisture in the air. Using the power of the rapid chill, he turned his freeze gun against The Flash as one of his longest standing Rogues!

In the world of Injustice 2, The Rogues' ranks have been decimated by The Regime's aggressive approach to stamping out crime. The Regime are also responsible for the death of his sister, leading Captain Cold to take up arms against the heroes in a quest for vengeance!

The new trailer showcases all the inventive ways Captain Cold is turning ice into a deadly weapon in Injustice 2! Along with the usual arsenal of opponent freezing and ice slides, Snart is building ice walls, generating cool spots, and generally turning the battlefield into his own personal tundra of pain!

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Does the inclusion of Captain Cold mean there are plenty of ice assets for a guest appearance by NetherRealm standard Sub-Zero -- or does double the ice backfire on the Lin Kuei cryomancer?

Injustice 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starring May 16th! Register to share your thoughts about Captain Cold, The Rogues, and all things DC on the Injustice forum!

The Claws Are Out in Injustice 2 Catwoman Trailer
Catwoman references movies in her Injustice 2 trailer!

The latest Injustice 2 preview is going back to a character we've seen before, know well, and will rediscover with a whole new bag of tricks! See what's new from Catwoman as she battles Harley Quinn, Batman and Poison Ivy:

Catwoman returns with her pet feline assisting in the fight, and her bolo whip ready to swing, snare and sting! It's the third appearance for the cat burglar turned heroine in a NetherRealm Studios game, having appeared previously in Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe.

Some of the more interesting details are character intro references to the "Gotham City Sirens", and the secret identities of Batwoman (Kate Kane) and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon). Inspired by the trio of characters in the animated series, the original Sirens featured Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Injustice 2 fighter Poison Ivy! A Gotham City Sirens feature film is in production -- and that isn't the only Warner Brothers movie franchise represented in the trailer!

If you feel like you recognize Catwoman's motorcycle Super Move - you aren't wrong! The backflipping missile attack is ripped right out of the playbook of Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded!

Rumblings from Hollywood suggest Warner Brothers might be rebooting The Matrix in the near future. Could that mean one of the forecast guest characters in Injustice 2 finally brings previously considered Neo into the fight?

[Related Article: Ed Boon Polls Injustice 2 Guest Fighter Fan Interest]

Register to discuss your guest character theories and more on the DC Universe Injustice forum! No catfighting. Mmmrrreow!

Wonder Twin Powers Activate in Injustice 2?!
Ed Boon plays the April Fool with Wonder Twins teaser!

Ehhhh. Not so much. Injustice 2 may have breached the surface to bring us forgotten DC Comics icons like Doctor Fate and Swamp Thing, but this obscurity is taking the form of April Fools!

Those not in-the-know may be confused by the significance of the joke teaser, tweeted by Ed Boon with the phrase "Activate!".

It's a reference to the late seventies phenomenon of The Super Friends - a DC Comics animated series of questionable quality that aired on ABC. The cartoon depicted the earnest, but limited adventures of the Justice League and their arch-villains.

The show introduced The Wonder Twins (Zan and Jayna): a mighty morphin' pair of aliens whose powers could only activate if they made physical contact. The fist bumping siblings would announce their transformation. In the case of Zan, he could assume the form of water in its various states (puddle, ice, steam. Jayna had the more enviable ability of transforming into any animal she could name, of Earth or extra terrestrial origin.

The Wonder Twins activate their powers in Super Friends.

The Wonder Twins may have a cult following that's seen them make modern appearances as recent as TV's Teen Titans Go!, but they're generally remembered as a slightly absurd artefact of their time. Each is readily replaced by similarly powered, more interesting characters like "The Element Man" Metamorpho, or zoologically powered heroes Vixen, Animal Man, and Beast Boy. All of whom we'd love to see!

Of course, comics history is built on a foundation of finding interesting qualities in past concepts and revamping them better than before. The Wonder Twins may be a tad on the nose as is, but they pose interesting possibilities a fighting game could certainly exploit!

In Mortal Kombat X, Ferra/Torr gave us a new version of tag team fighting based primarily on a floating secondary character - Ferra. We haven't seen a true tag team in Mortal Kombat's main roster since Noob Saibot and Smoke came tethered in 2004's Mortal Kombat: Deception. If NetherRealm Studios applied themselves, an adaptation of the Twin's tag-based power menu could be an innovative twist on the basic formula!

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Pranksters the world over know the first of April is fair game for pranks and hoaxes. How does this one stack up? Would you have preferred a deep cut from the comics? Tell us what you think on the DC Universe Injustice forum!

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