Batman battles The Flash in ferocious new Injustice 2 announcement trailer

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Jun 8, 2016, 3:47 PM EDT

Injustice 2, the followup to 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us, marches back into the fighting pit, with more angry DC superheroes sporting enhanced armor than you can swing a wild haymaker at. Check out today's pugilistic promo featuring a full event card of superhuman gladiators duking it out to the death against the Man of Steel.  Batman, The Flash, Supergirl and Aquaman match up against Superman in a smack-happy sequel sure to help get some aggressions out over your disappointment with Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman.


Here's the official press release: 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.

“In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We’re always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customize and level-up their favorite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap.” “Expanding the DC Universe in games continues to be one of our top priorities, and Injustice 2 showcases amazing gameplay and an original story to bring the characters to life for players,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “NetherRealm Studios is offering fans an experience of customizing and battling with DC’s iconic characters in an entirely new way.”

Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title’s larger-than-life showdowns. Every battle defines you in a game where players personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. For the first time gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes. Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk.

Players can play from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favorites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman, to astonishing new villains like Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.:

While these were only cinematics and not actual gameplay footage, the pure combat arenas and illuminated armor makes me want to hit the heavy bag a few times before my next Blastr post.  We'll learn more about Injustice 2 as the big E3 2016 convention gets underway in Los Angeles next week.  

Until then, watch the Scarlet Speedster try to take down the Dark Knight in the brawling announcement trailer below and tell us if you're itching to get your gloves on this game when it's released next year.


(Via Collider)