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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.

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Injustice 2 players who own Fighter Pack 1 will get to download Red Hood on June 13

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.

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Unlock Wonder Woman’s movie costume in Injustice 2 now

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.

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Say hello to Red Hood in a trailer for Injustice 2’s first downloadable character

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.

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Xbox Store Today: Phantom Dust, Injustice 2, The Surge, more

Visitors to the Xbox Games Store today will be greeted by a blast from the past, the latest from NetherRealm Studios, and a new action RPG from Deck 13.

Phantom Dust was originally released for the Xbox in 2004, and was one of Microsoft’s first attempts to cater to the Japanese market. Microsoft’s push didn’t go as planned, but Phantom Dust became a cult hit that is available to download for free on the Xbox One and Windows 10. The re-release features the same gameplay that hooked fans more than a decade ago, as well as cross-device multiplayer, Achievements, and a new 16×9 presentation.

Also available to download today for the Xbox One is Injustice 2, the latest one-on-one fighting game from NetherRealm Studios. With Superman in prison and his Regime in disarray, players will once again be able to jump into its completely unpredictable alternate universe.

Finally today, Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13 will bring The Surge to the Xbox One. This action RPG features a futuristic setting involving augmented soldiers doing battle with dismemberment guns… no, really.

More information on all of these games (and the rest of today’s new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Injustice 2, Chroma Squad, The Surge, more added to PS Store

The heroes and villains of the DC Universe collide once more in Injustice 2, which is now available to download for the PS4. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the sequel introduces a new antagonist (the planet collector Brainiac) and a customizable Gear System.

Also available to download for the PS4 this week (on Friday) is Chroma Squad, a strategy RPG heavily inspired by the Power Rangers franchise, and The Surge, a new Souls-like action RPG from Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13.

As usual, a smattering of other games were also added to the PlayStation Store including Akiba’s Beat (PS4 and Vita), an action RPG from Acquire; Shadow Warrior 2 (PS4), a goofy FPS sequel from Flying Wild Hog; Farpoint (PS4), a PlayStation VR-powered shooter from Sony; and Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Vita), an overhead action RPG that is rather reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)

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NetherRealm Studios delivers the Launch Trailer for Injustice 2

With the game’s launch less than one day away, NetherRealm Studios has delivered one final trailer for Injustice 2… its Launch Trailer.

In addition to scenes of Batman and Superman going toe-to-toe with Brainiac, the Injustice 2 Launch Trailer also features an all new Steve Aoki remix of “Jungle” by X Ambassadors. Over the last few months, NetherRealm has created dozens of trailers for Injustice 2 that include hours of gameplay footage. I recommend starting with the “Everything You Need to Know” trailer and going backwards from there.

Injustice 2 will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One on May 16.

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New Retail Releases: Injustice 2, Fire Emblem Echoes, The Surge, More

The DC Universe will descend into civil war once more with this week’s release of Injustice 2 for the PS4 and Xbox One. But in addition to a new antagonist (Brainiac), the latest one-on-one fighting game from NetherRealm Studios will introduce a special Gear System that allows players to customize their favorite character in interesting new ways.

Speaking of war, Nintendo will also launch Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS this week. Widely expected to be the final Fire Emblem game released for the 3DS, Echoes is an enhanced remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was originally released in 1992, and only in Japan.

A wholly different type of RPG will be available from Focus Home and Deck 13, as they’ll release The Surge for the PS4 and Xbox One. An action RPG set in a science fiction setting, The Surge requires players to augment their character with technological enhancements and scavenge additional powerups from dismembered enemies.

Finally this week, the sugary and sweet Cooking Mama franchise returns to the 3DS with Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop. Seems like a rather appropriate choice for Mother’s Day.

A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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