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Injustice 2 Live Stream Coverage -- New Features and Characters for the DC Fighter

Did you miss the DC All Access live stream? Here are the highlights and updates for the upcoming superhero fighting game, Injustice 2.

DC All Access recently streamed an exclusive outlook at Injustice 2, leaving fans excited for its upcoming release on May 16.

In this live-stream event broadcast on YouTube, the hosts showcased the game by battling as some featured DC heroes and villains. Unlike Injustice: God Among Us, Injustice 2 will include an upgrading system that will increase specific characters' stats and additional unlockable moves. On top of that, players can find new gear to customize their heroes for style and gameplay.

Including these new features, this DC All Access event shared new updates and big reveals for Injustice 2. So here are the highlights on what happened.

Gotham's Devilish Prince of Crime Comes to the Battle

To start off the event, the Joker was announced as a playable character. Revealed in a trailer, he sported a new look. Instead of a clean cut suit, suspenders, and bow tie, this Joker comes with a long purple coat with a small red flower, as well as a “HA” written across his torso. 

When going against an enemy, The Joker uses different kinds of weapons, such as a gun, a knife, gas bombs, and a crowbar. Players can use his knife to cut his opponents down or his gun for longer range attacks. They can use his iron crowbar to beat enemies down and gas bombs to perform low attacks. As for his special move, The Joker throws his opponent into an electric chair in an emptied room, and after a couple of hits with the crowbar, the opponent gets electrified while the Joker finishes his attack off with dynamite.

An Exclusive Character For the Injustice 2 Mobile Game

Along with Xbox One and PS4, Injustice 2 will also be released on iOS and Andriod, which will include similar gameplay and upgrade systems to the console game. However, this mobile game features a new operation mode, where players can send DC characters into missions to retrieve new equipment and increase their stats.

Players can pre-register the game on Google Play or Apple Store before the released date on May 11. By pre-registering, they will receive an exclusive Cat-Woman character with the game.

The Details on Darkseid's Character

In addition to The Joker, Injustice 2 will include the infamous villain Darkseid. As seen in the trailer, Darkseid attacks by using laser beams, and he can hit his opponent from any open angle. 

For this live stream event, Tom Taylor, comic writer for Injustice 2, and Ed Boon, creative director at NetherRealm Studios, expanded a bit more about this character’s gameplay. They talked about how Darkseid is a character who maneuvers and controls his opponents to specific points of an area, trying to attack with more critical hits.

They also shared that if players pre-order the game, they will be able to play Darkseid on day one.

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Although a few heroes, like Reverse-Flash and Supergirl, were not showcased, DC All Access presented other DC characters like Cyborg, Robin, and Scarecrow, giving fans a taste of their powers and finishing moves. Including The Joker, an exclusive Cat-Woman, and hands-on Darkseid gameplay, fans can only anticipate what other features or DC heroes could be included in Injustice 2's future. 

Injustice 2 will release on May 16 on PS4 and Xbox One. The mobile version of the game will release on May 11. 

For more information and new updates on Injustice 2, stay tuned on GameSkinny!

Published Apr. 29th 2017

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