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Injustice 2: Darkseid and the Joker Announced

Two formidable foes.


The playable roster for NeatherRealm’s Injustice 2 just keeps growing! Recently came the announcement of Darkseid and today, the forced announcement of the Joker via a leak, thanks GameFragger. *insert thumbs up emoji here*

First lets get into the announcement of Darkseid. Available as a pre-order bonus, Darkseid is described as being “hate incarnate”. Pretty much, he is to DC what Thanos is to Marvel. So its no surprise this guy is going to pack one hell of a punch. His description reads:

“His merciless obsession has left a wake of suffering and obliteration as he seeks the Anti-Life Equation. With his invincible body, limitless strength, army of Parademons, and the annihilating power of his Omega Beams make him not only a threat to this world, but to every world within reach.”

Lets be real, the way he is portrayed in the trailer just conveys how powerful he truly is…

The dude fights with his hands behind his back! The calm stature, the serious yet relaxed approach he takes to his enemies, Darkseid is all business. It gets better though. From what we can tell from his spotlight trailer, a good portion of his move set is his laser eyes!

Grab attack

From the looks of it, his Grab attack as well as his High, mid, and low attacks can involve the laser eyes, as well as a back attack. Check it out..

basic laser attack
back attack

Its no wonder he fights with his arms behind his back, he doesn’t need to be close to cause any damage. His ultimate attack also involves lasers but I’ll let you take a look for yourselves.

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Now, while this was an intentional announcement, NeatherRealm’s hand was kind of forced to officially reveal the Joker as a playable character as well. While, originally, it wasn’t an official spot light trailer, it did show him getting his ass beat by the Flash. What is also interesting is the footage also shows a fight in which hearts drop randomly during the match, allowing the characters to heal up a bit if they get to the hearts first. This begs the question, What other fighting mods will NeatherRealm be including?

You can watch that gameplay footage here.

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Side note, looks like Joker will be able to wear his “Killing Joke” attire. If you’re interested in the official spotlight trailer for the Joker, you can also find that here.

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Sadly, his move-set doesn’t seem to have changed much, BUT his ultimate attack looks brutal. Observe..

First, his opponent is strapped in an electric chair.

Next, he beats them over the head a few times with his crowbar.

Then, electrifies them.

Finally, while being electrocuted, he sets off the dynamite conveniently placed under the chair.

Personally, I like the new, younger, “Jarred Leto” look they went with for the Joker.

Injustice 2 is just weeks away! Releasing May 16 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; what other characters will we be seeing in the weeks leading up to the games release?!

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