As fans prepare for Injustice 2, the upcoming fighting game by Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios, news has dropped regarding the different versions of the game that will be available for purchase. Set in the Detective Comics universe, Injustice 2 pits heroes against villains in a series of epic battles. After the success of the original game and a popular comic-book tie-in, NetherRealm look to be bringing even more characters from the DC pantheon into the game.
As well as including the fearsome Darkseid as a pre-order bonus, Injustice 2 features a hefty amount of extra downloadable characters as part of their special edition releases. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes three DLC fighters and the ‘Power Girl’ premier skin for Supergirl, whilst the Ultimate Edition features nine DLC fighters and three premier skins; Reverse-Flash for The Flash and John Stewart for the Green Lantern, as well as Power Girl. Both versions also contain shaders, allowing for extra customisation of your super-powered brawler.
The idea of a premier skin is great, giving you a new character to play without taking up extra space on the game. It also makes mirror matches a lot more interesting, allowing for people to pit speedsters or Lanterns against each other with a clear definition between players. However, pushing downloadable content at this stage in the game’s build without providing details is somewhat worrying.
As it stands, the Digital Deluxe Edition will cost $79.99 while the Ultimate Edition costs $99.99. Considering that we don’t know who any of the nine extra characters will be at this moment, it’s a gamble for fans. Getting consumers to put down almost double the cost of the base game for content they might not want or need is hardly a transparent way of doing business, especially when the odds are likely that we’ll get some kind of ‘Game of the Year’ bundle with everything included in time.
Injustice 2 also dropped a brand new trailer yesterday. Check out ‘The Lines Are Redrawn’ below:
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