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Injustice 2 chilled out earlier this month with the addition of Sub-Zero to the game’s character roster, but we’re looking ahead to a heatwave as NetherRealm Studios will release Starfire as the game’s next downloadable character in August.
In addition to confirming Starfire’s launch month, NetherRealm also released a new trailer for the alien princess during this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Watch as she pounds the DC Universe with deadly Energy Beams to, as well as Celestial Projectiles, and an out-of-this-world “Supernova” Super Move.
Starfire is slated to be the final addition to Injustice 2 as part of Fighter Pack 1, which also includes Red Hood and Sub-Zero. A new series of downloadable characters that comprise Fighter Pack 2 will be available beginning this Fall.
Fighting game fans have proven, once again, that the genre is alive and well. According to the NPD Group’s recounting of the best-selling games in June, Tekken 7 (#1) and Injustice 2 (#2) took the top two spots. Nintendo’s bizarro take on the genre, Arms, also made a strong debut in the #5 spot.
Speaking of the Switch, Nintendo’s newest console continued to push the game industry to new heights in June, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#6) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7) stayed in the top ten.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella said: “The Nintendo Switch has been the catalyst for year-to-date growth. Year-to-date, hardware spending has grown 19% versus 2016 to $1.4 billion.”
However, older titles also performed well in June, including Grand Theft Auto V (#3), Overwatch (#9), and Minecraft (#17). 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III (#12) even managed to outsell 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (#15).
A complete look at the Top 20 for June 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)
Ed Boon has revealed (via Twitter) that owners of Fighter Pack 1 will be able to download Sub-Zero in Injustice 2 on July 11. Everyone else will get the chance to purchase the Lin Kuei’s Grandmaster on July 18.
NetherRealm has announced that nine additional characters will eventually be added to Injustice 2. The next, Starfire, will make her debut sometime in August.
And in case you missed it, you can check out Sub-Zero’s “Introducing!” trailer right here.
NetherRealm Studios has done it again… The NPD Group (via GamesIndustry.biz) has revealed that Injustice 2 was the best-selling game in May.
In the midst of Wonder Woman-mania, the one-on-one fighter beat out the Switch’s heaviest hitters (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at #4), as well as Prey (#5) and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia (#7).
Grand Theft Auto V continues to sell well, landing at #3 in the monthly tally. And Blizzard’s Overwatch celebrated its first anniversary by squeaking into the top ten at #10.
A list of May 2017’s top ten best-selling titles can be found after the break. (more…)
Ice to see you… Latest Injustice 2 trailer gives us a look at Mortal Kombat’s Sub-Zero
Injustice 2 owners who also own Fighter Pack 1 got their chance to obtain the game’s first downloadable character, Red Hood, earlier this week. But NetherRealm Studios is already thinking about the future… Introducing Sub-Zero!
Fans of Mortal Kombat X will be familiar with how the Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei moves in Injustice 2. But I like his demonic new appearance, and a teleport is a nice addition to his repertoire.
Sub-Zero will be available to download in Injustice 2 this July.
The latest of Watchtower, NetherRealm’s streaming series devoted to Injustice 2, turned its watchful eye on the first post-launch downloadable character… Red Hood. In addition to showcasing Jason Todd’s penchant for gunplay, the developers confirmed when players will get to download the character.
Injustice 2 owners who also own Fighter Pack 1 will be able to download Red Hood on June 13. Anyone who wants to purchase the character on a standalone basis will have to wait until June 20.
Fighter Pack 1 is included with the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of Injustice 2, and its also available to buy through the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Games Store. In addition to the Red Hood, the add-on pack will include access to Sub-Zero and Starfire later this Summer.
Wonder Woman opens in theaters this Friday, and NetherRealm Studios is celebrating with a special in-game event in Injustice 2.
Players will be able to unlock new Gear based on her appearance in the film by completing the “To End All Wars” Multiverse event. Not only is it stylish, but each piece also adds a major stat boost to Wonder Woman’s repertoire, as well as further bonuses if you own the full set.
NetherRealm will also add two film-inspired characters cards to the mobile version of Injustice 2. Players can earn “Amazon Wonder Woman” and “Mythic Wonder Woman” cards, in addition to a full Gear set.
The Wonder Woman film event ends on June 5, but you’ll still have the chance to unlock the new Gear if you miss out. After the event ends, the film Gear will be found as random drops in the fighting game’s Mother Boxes.
Injustice 2 is barely two weeks old, and NetherRealm Studios is already planning to release the game’s first downloadable character next month. DC Comics fans may have voted to kill off Jason Todd’s Robin in the 80s, but the character has gained a second life as Red Hood, and he’ll join the Injustice 2 cast in June:
Jason Todd once served as Batman’s second protégé “Robin” before being brutally murdered by The Joker. Years later, the powerful healing waters of the Lazarus Pit brought Jason Todd back to life. However the power of the Pit comes at a cost, and a change takes hold in Jason. He now uses the mantle of the Red Hood to wage a lethal war on crime.
Red Hood’s “Introducing” trailer showcases his dual handguns, and Mortal Kombat X fans should instantly notice his similarity to Erron Black. But like all former Robins, Red Hood looks slightly more acrobatic than that old gunslinger ever was.
NetherRealm is offering several options to add Red Hood to Injustice 2. The violent vigilante will be a free download for those who purchased the Ultimate Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition, but he’s also set to be included in the Fighter Pack #1 expansion alongside Starfire and Sub-Zero.