Shortly after the game was leaked, NetherRealm took to the Playstation blog to announce Injustice 2 with a flashy new trailer:
Injustice 2 will be coming out in 2017. According to the post, the game will be bigger and badder than its 2013 predecessor:
As the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, we wanted to come out swinging. We’re doing all of the things you’d expect from a sequel. We’re adding new characters, new environments, and we’re taking environment destruction and interaction to the next level.
NetherRealm went on to introduce the new “Gear System,” which will be introduced in Injustice 2:
At NetherRealm, we always want to make games that are fun, challenging and innovative. We strive to give players a level of control that makes playing our games a truly personal experience. For that reason, we have introduced a brand new Gear System, allowing players to build their own version of Superman, their Batman and ultimately, their Injustice Universe.
An interesting take on a familiar formula looks to make Injustice 2 a truly unique entry in the genre. With players able to create their own versions of beloved heroes, there’s no telling what type of effect this will have on gameplay.
NetherRealm closed out the post by reminding players where we left our heroes at the end of Injustice: Gods Among Us:
When last we saw them, Superman was imprisoned in a Red Sun prison cell, while Batman was continuing the good fight against the forces that would see Superman’s tyranny back in power. Where do we go from here? And what new characters will join the fight?
It appears the focus will again be on telling a compelling story. Injustice: Gods Among Us launched to great reviews, and the comic book is still running.