New trailer added! 6.12.16
I suppose you can expect to see several of these “Coming Next Turn” posts as E3 2016 approaches. Of course, The Well-Red Mage is not a gaming news blog, as we prefer to focus our efforts on restoring that which was lost in reviewing games of any era. But, how can I not write about upcoming games and fresh announcements that send my little magey heart all aflutter?
I’ll make a confession to you: I’ve never played Injustice: Gods Among Us. I read the book.
The comic series is pretty amazing and the closest to pure horror that DC gets with Superman going completely over the deep end and becoming this unstoppable force. And every time it seems like there is a ray of hope, the writers smash it into little bits. A real page-turner and a definitively DC storyline.
Maybe I haven’t played Injustice because the character design looked so off to me. All bulky and neckless. But after watching this announcement trailer for the sequel, simply entitled Injustice 2, is definitely definitively DC! All that smoke and sparse lighting, dystopia and icons. It may not be everybody’s cup of black coffee but that’s why there are other superhero franchises with endless quips.
Injustice 2 is set for 2017 and will include new characters and environments, as well as a “Gear system” with RPG/custom character elements. I liked this trailer enough (especially the Flash) that I do believe I’ll get me around to playing Injustice: Gods Among Us. For now, we DC fans have merely this announcement trailer with which to bide our time, and perhaps wash some of the flavor of Batman v Superman out of our mouths. This is what I want from the DCEU: real tragedy, real horror, and actual consequences!
Is it too late to ask them if they’ll put Gentleman Ghost as a playable character in Injustice 2? Any DC favorites you’d like to see in this upcoming title?
–The Well-Red Mage & The Timely Mage