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Battle Your Way With Injustice 2’s Gear System

The latest trailer for NetherRealm’s DC universe-based fighting game shows off the new gear system ahead of the game’s May 19th release date. Check out the new trailer above.

 You can wash the taste of the Batman versus Superman movie out of your mouth forever next month, as Warner Brothers and NetherRealms bring us the sequel to the highly regarded fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Yes, this is your own personal arena for a Supes v Bats smackdown without pesky things like bad casting getting in the way.

An interesting choice for Injustice 2 is the addition of a gear system, as shown in today’s trailer. The information in the trailer tells us that gear will be won for battling, for challenging the game’s story, and for completing certain challenges in battle. Gear includes weapons specific to each character and various armor pieces and will upgrade the looks of your character as well as their strength. The publisher tells us that the gear system allows players to “evolve their play style” and “achieve their goals.” Unless your goals are beating up various DC characters, we think this last one may be a promise too far.

The visual variety shown off in the new trailer is certainly impressive and allows for some very customisable looks for our familiar heroes and villains. There’s little information yet, though, on how this system meshes with other gameplay systems and game modes to allow for a balanced fighting game, which will surely be a concern to fans of the genre. We’ll find out when Injustice 2 releases here in the UK on May 19th for PS4 and Xbox One.

Who would win in a fight between Superman and Batman? Answers down in the comments! Yes, we know the correct answer and no, prizes will not be given. I suppose you could also tell us how you feel about the game but where’s the fun in that?


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