Here we bring you the advance of Injustice 2 that will be launched soon and NetherRealm Studios has taken the opportunity to present the title. For this, he has chosen the offices of Warner Bros. in Madrid . There, Derek Kirtzic, game designer, has taught us the game and answered our questions. We can overtake you that seems to meet expectations.
Each battle defines you
Injustice: Gods Among Us had a very clear theme. A universe in which Superman is the villain . The whole game was around that idea and we, controlling different characters, we had to complete the story. Thus, we could end the reign of horror created by the Kryptonian.
The story of Injustice 2 follows the same line. Superman has been locked in a prison with red sunlight and the world can breathe in peace. Or so they thought, since Brainiac appears to invade the Earth , taking advantage of the fact that the most powerful being on the planet is locked. This story will lead us to use all the characters, since the same Derek Kirtzic has told us that the squad of characters is what is needed to carry the argument. Knowing the good script that had the first title, we can expect a lot of turns and betrayals.
In addition, this campaign mode will be replayable . In addition to familiarizing ourselves with the characters, Injustice 2 will contain decisions . These will be based on choosing the path of one fighter or another, creating divisions in the argument that will take us to several different endings. This is an improvement over his prequel, which had a linear storyline.
This story mode will have an average duration . As we have been told, between six and eight hours , depending on the capacity of each player. The fact that there are decisions make it replayable, so that those hours can be multiplied. This news we liked a lot.
One of the biggest bets of Injustice 2 is the Gear System . During games, we can get equipment for the characters. This we have seen in several videos and everything shown seemed decent. But now we have been able to see how it really works.
All characters may have equipment for the head, arms, torso, legs and an accessory . These objects will allow us to improve the character’s stats. For example, we can equip Batman bracelets to give it more strength. But not only that, but there will also be equipment that will change the damage we receive or do . Putting an example to Batman again, we can put some bracelets with Kryptonite , which will further damage the Kryptonian characters. There are also other objects that can reduce the damage that the magic characters do to us. In this way, we can have several sets created , attending to whom we are going to face.
But this is not all, since we can also get shaders . These change the color pattern of our costume. During the presentation we were shown a Harley Quinn where predominantly the shades of purple and yellow. We could also see in action a Batman of green and red colors or a pink Superman. There is something for everyone. If we had ever dreamed of an aspect for our favorite character, surely we can create it.
We can also take advantage of additional benefits if we get all the parts of a particular suit. We have been taught a Batman suit whose five pieces had kryptonite and the damage done to Superman was especially high, because we had the complete set. Although the most spectacular thing is that some pieces will allow us to obtain new skills . Indeed, new special moves that we can only use with that piece of equipment. It’s one more way to make each character different.
These new movements will be highlighted in the list of special movements, with a special color. So we can take into account which of our movements is basic or not.This is important given that in online games we could play without equipment improvements, which would affect the gameplay.
By the way, we can change the equipment that we do not want for credits . We will also have the opportunity to combine equipment, to obtain the appearance of one and the statistics of the other. Basically, we will have at our disposal all the pieces so that our hero has the look and the advantages that we want.
Entering the Multiverse
Injustice 2 has used one of the best ideas of Mortal Kombat X , the Towers. If in the game played by Sub-Zero and company we could extend the gameplay in solitary of the title with the daily challenges of the towers, In Injustice 2 we will have the multiverse . Each day, the game will offer us six new planets, each with a series of towers and challenges to complete.
Thanks to these challenges, we can get credits, boxes and best pieces for our favorite characters. Of these six planets there will always be one dedicated especially to a hero or villain. Completing that planet will give us a special reward for that character. It can be a piece of equipment, a new color pattern or maybe a new skin.
Thanks to the multiverse, we can find constant challenges and new ways to play .Like the Mortal Kombat X towers, it will almost infinitely extend single player mode.Although we will not be able to access all the planets because yes. Requirements will have to be met in the most difficult , such as paying a number of credits or having a certain level in a character. As we have been told, these requirements will not be impossible.
During the presentation they also taught us two concrete challenges of the Multiverse.In one, we got the help of Scorpion
(Of mortal Kombat) so that its infernal fire appears at the feet of an enemy. This only happened when the player used the right anaĺogico correctly, taking life to the enemy.This is called character assistance and serves to animate some of the challenges of the Multiverse.
We will also have allies in combat. These can appear on the screen and launch one of two special attacks you have. We could see a match in which Supergirl could call Atrocitus to attack. This system of allies can create curious combinations that can give enough game.
The title of heroic battles also has rewards. As we have said, each fight can give us pieces of equipment and will always give us credits. But in the Multiverse we can find boxes . You are the equivalent of the “envelopes” or “coffers” of other games. There are boxes of five types: bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond . The more value, the more options there are to get rare or epic equipment. Obviously, these pieces will be better.
The best of these rewards is that they will not unbalance online fighting . From what we have been told, in the ranked matches, the attributes of the team will be canceled . Therefore, ranked matches will be fair and will depend on the skill of the players. But this will also happen in the rest of online games, if players opt for it.
The pieces that we like best can also be seen by our friends. There will be a way for other players to see the pieces we have achieved without having to fight them.Although we have been warned that to avoid problems, there will be no trade of parts . Apparently, this fact could complicate things and would be dangerous for the title and for the accounts of the users.
Defending the Earth online
We have already commented that there will be online fighting . In fact, we have just commented that the attributes will return to zero in the matches matched and in the rest if so want the players. But there are also new developments in the online field.
Beyond the typical loose games and tournaments, they will bring a new system, the Group Boss Battle . This game system will allow three players to face a boss. One player will fight against him and the other two will be able to make interventions in the game, helping the main hero. When this first player perishes, the roles will be changed and another player will be the main while the others support him indirectly. They have not been able to show us how it will work, but it seems the idea is good. It is a very curious way of creating cooperative teams in a purely competitive game.
It seems that Injustice 2 is going to have it all . Good gameplay, enough characters, great graphics and many options to enjoy. The computer system will allow us to create what we want. The Multiverse will bring us countless hours of fun and the online mode will still be there. Not long in coming we will bring you the analysis, but we can say that we have enough hopes put into this game.
Finally, we remind you that it will be on Xbox One on May 19, 2017 . We are already counting the hours to play in depth.