Firestorm revealed as Injustice 2's next playable fighter, check out the gameplay here

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 13, 2017 at 8:21 a.m. PDT

A new Injustice 2 has been revealed as playable this morning. Firestorm joins the battle.

Shown exclusively on UpUpDownDown, we get to see the fiery combatant in action. We learn that Firestorm is a ranged fighter, using several different projectiles to keep the opponent at bay.

His character power involves three levels of his nuclear power, and activation gives Firestorm blue flames, although it is currently unknown what effect this has on him. You can check out Firestorm's super below.


Click image for animated version

Hit the jump to check out the official gameplay footage.

Source: UpUpDownDown. Sent in by xskillzzzx, Beez.sting.Me, CapN_Crump, Zak, and an anonymous reader.

Comments

ednine said on March 13, 2017 at 8:23 a.m.

YESSSSSSSSSS

#1
malcrash01 said on March 13, 2017 at 8:24 a.m.

Firestorm is fire Raiden, I actually like that

#2
MisguidedAngel said on March 13, 2017 at 8:25 a.m.

"gameplay" :(

Hoping that extra resource he has is tied to something...anything to do with transmutation.

#3
CapN_Crump said on March 13, 2017 at 8:26 a.m.

Hey its something lol. Trailer will most likely be out soon to show more.

#4
JTCircus said on March 13, 2017 at 8:33 a.m.

Fun video and all.... but like... really now?

There is like 50 seconds of gameplay and it's played super basically. That's kind of a strange way to show a character in the best light.

#5
xShonuffx said on March 13, 2017 at 8:36 a.m.

Then maybe Static Shock Skin changes fire to electricity? Maybe? Wishful thinking? No? Ok.

#6
BornReady said on March 13, 2017 at 8:36 a.m.

Cinder!

#7
WaifuFightersII said on March 13, 2017 at 8:40 a.m.

I love how Ed casually revealed his name and Xavier was stunned out of his mind.

And my reaction was like: "Who?"

#8
GensDisciple said on March 13, 2017 at 8:40 a.m.

Wow two Cinders moves blatently stolen ! Tsk tsk!

#9
sasukelover12 said on March 13, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.
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#10
malcrash01 said on March 13, 2017 at 8:50 a.m.

Maybe. They can change the overheating ability with an overcharge ability

#11
cagedphoenix said on March 13, 2017 at 8:52 a.m.

we'll be getting him as dlc. no need to the lower the bar for static just as a skin

#12
Heta said on March 13, 2017 at 8:55 a.m.

I am not worthy to be called Ed Boon's fan, that group has better reactions than me. Good for Firestorm fans.

#13
CapN_Crump said on March 13, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.

Thank you! Static should be a playable character. Forget a skin lol

#14
cadnexus said on March 13, 2017 at 9:07 a.m.

NO thanks, we want Static as his own character not a stupid skin. Static wouldn't play like Firestorm at all.

#15
CrimsonCross said on March 13, 2017 at 9:09 a.m.

Says the massive mainstream weeb. Lol.

#16
Galaxy said on March 13, 2017 at 9:19 a.m.

I just don't get why projectiles don't clash in Netherrealm games? It just makes so much more sense, and they just won't budge

#17
Syirine said on March 13, 2017 at 9:23 a.m.

Yeah at this point, it's just lazyness.

#18
BoscaBat said on March 13, 2017 at 9:26 a.m.

Probs should in try it, since it could help differentiate Injustice even more from their MK series.

Also, I don't like this style of a reveal, just give me a trailer.

#19
HyperCombinationFinish said on March 13, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.

Wow... That super looks extra boring

#20
tidestick said on March 13, 2017 at 9:38 a.m.

Umm.. Firestorm been around a minute. Who stole who?

#21
That_guy_who_plays_DOA said on March 13, 2017 at 9:46 a.m.

Niiiice, good pickup Boon!

#22
MEETHEGROUCH said on March 13, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.

Superman really needs a better, grittier, original Super. And he needs to be able to fly full screen as well like Firestorm. He's Superman damn it. Firestorm's Super is looking pretty good.

#23
Deathdeliverer said on March 13, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.

Sasha Banks is hot af. Firestorm looks pretty basic to me. First character I'm pretty blah about so far.

#24
AngriestAngryArtist said on March 13, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

Xavier's a great actor :p

#25
MisguidedAngel said on March 13, 2017 at 10:08 a.m.

He can fly full screen with a gear move like this.

#26
VerminatorX said on March 13, 2017 at 10:27 a.m.

LMAO at their fake enthusiasm.

Also, his super move sucks.

#27
DestinyZX1 said on March 13, 2017 at 10:29 a.m.

Firestorm huh? Nice.

#28
Spades said on March 13, 2017 at 10:32 a.m.

Honestly, i'd rather have an official Firestorm trailer.
This sneak peek doesn't do him much justice.

#29
GensDisciple said on March 13, 2017 at 10:53 a.m.

Link source for Firestorm animations pre KI (1994)...

#30
AriesWarlock said on March 13, 2017 at 10:53 a.m.

Are you saying revealing a character in this fashion is an... injustice?

#31
chopsuey said on March 13, 2017 at 11:31 a.m.

The source should be the comic books(~1978). You also could say that KI/IG copied a lot of stuff from NRS and Capcom. But no one really cares.

#32
XxAngelChunLixX said on March 13, 2017 at 11:31 a.m.

Didn't Firestorm have like a huge list of powers? Like his potential was huge with him having some kind of telekinesis and him being able to transform/create items by being able to rework their atoms or some sh*t? This is why he was the only guy I cared about (with Fate). Yet I've only seen Raiden with Liu's fireball.

#33
BloodStar69 said on March 13, 2017 at 11:33 a.m.

Firestorm is a great addition to the roster but I'd prefer a traditional reveal with meatier gameplay instead of seeing WWE Superstars spazzing out over any and everything.

#34
MotherBrain said on March 13, 2017 at 11:50 a.m.

Wish there was more gameplay, but he looks cool.

#35
icejohn said on March 13, 2017 at 12:07 p.m.

wow by far the blandest reveal I've ever seen. Raiden but with fire? Sure hope there more to this character cause he looks bland and to be blunt, dork-ish..

#36
Pachendrix said on March 13, 2017 at 12:18 p.m.

I'm just assuming they'll show him at Wednesdays Watchtower stream. Cause UpUpDownDown did a terrible job at showing him off.

I would love to know though, what exactly does he have to resemble Raiden in any way? Seriously I don't see anything that nearly looks like Raiden. He does have some Cinder that's absolutely true, but Raiden? I might be going crazy here but I see 0 Raiden in him.

#37
RunningWildVidya said on March 13, 2017 at 12:19 p.m.

Don't even know who this character is, gameplay doesn't look interesting at all.

INJUSTASS 2

#38
Pachendrix said on March 13, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

Wait, do you guys mean Raiden character select animation? Cause that's the only thing I can possibly think of that look a like. Cinder on the other hand, I'm almost expecting Firestorm to have a couple of more of his signature moves.

#39
Pachendrix said on March 13, 2017 at 12:27 p.m.

For DC lore gurus out there. The blue flame, did he always have that, or was that some extra ability he gained over the years. I'm brainstorming hard right now because I do remember someone (who I think it was him), that fused or merged bodies with someone (I even think it was Starfire), during Infinite Crisis or World War 3, and I can't find anything on it, gonna have to re read the whole thing. Or maybe I'm getting him mixed up with someone else?

#40
StreetCredit said on March 13, 2017 at 12:27 p.m.

boo, cringy af

#41
ultimatesol said on March 13, 2017 at 12:48 p.m.

this game is too f*** "dark" cant see anything

#42
RandomSelectMaster said on March 13, 2017 at 1:26 p.m.

Looks like a fireball spam character... otherwise, I love his character graphics.

#43
XDIEX said on March 13, 2017 at 1:44 p.m.

Hate this character

#44
pegotaku said on March 13, 2017 at 1:59 p.m.

Probably the first character reveal for this game that I'm not hype about. He just looks so generic. Like, if you were to create the most boring, basic fire superhero in like City of Heroes or Champions Online, this would be it.

That said, to be fair, they only showed two specials, his throw, a sweep, and his super -- so I'm hoping there's more to his play style besides quick, spammy full-screen moves. But first impressions are pretty "Meh."

#45
teddy2142 said on March 13, 2017 at 2:13 p.m.

A shame how in 12 minutes we get barely 1 minute of gameplay for the reason we're even looking at the video.

#46
AngriestAngryArtist said on March 13, 2017 at 2:17 p.m.

INJUSTASS2?

Must be the spiritual successor to DOA!

#47
Quik said on March 13, 2017 at 2:17 p.m.

Yeah that's nice and all, but where's Static.

#48
lajn said on March 13, 2017 at 2:38 p.m.

Seems generic but I do like how they are bringing in obscure characters. I will def try this game because of Dr. Fate and Swamp Thing.

#49
NotDemented7 said on March 13, 2017 at 4:02 p.m.

Right this was a Pure click bait we saw 1min that was chopped like 15 different times

#50
GenSoHotSpicy said on March 13, 2017 at 4:57 p.m.

I was hoping his default appearance, his torso in particular, would be more yellow, but I'm sure there is a shader for that. He does look good though. A terrible way to reveal a character though.

#51
daerksiea said on March 13, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

Still looking forward to the game, just not a fan of this character, reveal and otherwise.

#52
ArkticDark said on March 13, 2017 at 5:18 p.m.

So he only has 3 special moves? Seems a bit lite for an NRS character! Oh he can do maybe two of them in the air? Does that really count as 4 or 5 Special moves?

He looks cool and I am excited for him, but he better have a couple more moves!

#53
Galletano said on March 13, 2017 at 5:35 p.m.

Very exited for fire storm. Although his super its unfitting until the end with the nuclear thingies.

#54
HyperGadoken said on March 13, 2017 at 5:45 p.m.

He has Sinestro's Fear Blast. Some of Raidens command grab from MKX

#55
TheGuardian07 said on March 13, 2017 at 6:50 p.m.

"Obscure" is kind of a misnomer these days, since Firestorm has been in the CW Universe for a while now.

Another floating character. Either NRS thinks it looks cool or it saves them from animating.

#56
JoeStarX said on March 13, 2017 at 7:01 p.m.

Savage!

#57
lajn said on March 14, 2017 at 5:20 a.m.

Oh true. I'm not into any of the DC shows, so that explains a lot.

#58
oArnello said on March 14, 2017 at 10:24 a.m.

The roster is really Heating up.

#59
Crodacus said on March 16, 2017 at 8:48 p.m.

hype it, moddafu..kka!!

seriously, it looks good, cant wait to try!

#60


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