Injustice 2 character announcement inbound - here are the characters, both shown and to be revealed, our readers are most excited to see in action

Updated: And the results are in. Prepare for today's Injustice 2 character announcement by checking out how our readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: After a long lull with no new information, Injustice 2 has been steadily showing us new content, and with each new tidbit, the leak list from December is looking more and more likely.

With that in mind, we decided to throw together two polls for you. One about which character we've seen gameplay of so far you're most excited about, and one about which character we have yet to see, assuming the leak list holds true, you're most excited to see in action.

We also decided to not include characters who have been officially revealed but not shown in-game yet - namely The Flash, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Bane, Brainiac and Darkseid - on the gameplay poll, instead having them together with the unrevealed ones, since we aren't quite sure what their movesets will be like yet.

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We have yet to see any gameplay of Poison Ivy in Injustice 2, but if the leak list is correct, how will she and Swamp Thing differ from eachother?

I'm a huge fan of Poison Ivy, and during Injustice 2 roster discussions, whenever I brought her up, a lot of people said they'd prefer she wasn't in because then Swamp Thing can't be in due to the similarity of their powers.

With them both being nature-based, I can see where they're coming from. But, if the leak list is to believed, and it's got a perfect score so far, they're actually both in the game.

Now, we have been made aware that NetherRealm are employing Premium Costumes for certain characters, with Reverse-Flash, Power Girl and John Stewart appearing as enhanced skins for The Flash, Supergirl and Hal Jordan, respectively, but it's hard to imagine something like that working for Poison Ivy and Swamp Thing, for a variety of reasons, but the most simple one is their vastly different anatomy.

So what exactly are NetherRealm Studios doing to differentiate these two characters power-wise? We can't say for sure until we see any actual gameplay, but for some theories, continue below.

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Our readers would like to see Capcom handle a DC vs. Marvel fighting game - final poll results here

Update: The final results are in! Hit the jump below to check them out.

Earlier: It's hardly a secret that comic books are a big part of fighting game culture, largely because of the Marvel and Capcom crossovers that began in the late '90s.

Back in 2008, though, the developers behind Mortal Kombat stepped into the ring and crossed over with DC Comics, which eventually evolved into them making full-fledged DC Comics fighting games, no crossover needed.

However, one thing that comic book fans and fighting game fans have often discussed is if there could ever be a Marvel vs. DC game - so let's put it to the test, with your opinions. If this game were to happen, which style would you like? The Marvel vs. Capcom style? The Injustice style? Or perhaps you want it to be handled by a completely different developer all-together?

Vote in the poll below.

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Black Canary's combos and dialogue interactions found so far in the Injustice 2 beta

With Black Canary now being available within the beta of Injustice 2, players have had time to get a good idea how her combos and dialogue interactions work.

ANBU Fight Club has uploaded a video showcasing her dialogue with other characters within the beta as well as a combo video for the newly added character.

Here's a combo that takes Black Canary's opponent from one side of the stage and pushes them to the corner of the other side.


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After the jump, you'll find the video that showcases Black Canary's dialogue interactions with the other beta characters as well as the combo video. Note that there is some NSFW language found inside of the combo video.

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Interested in how Black Canary plays but can't play the beta? REO's character breakdown will tell you everything you need to get started with her

A top level player of NRS games (both Mortal Kombat and Injustice), YOMI|REO, has uploaded a character breakdown on Black Canary who was only recently added to the Injustice 2 beta.

Throughout the breakdown, REO goes over Black Canary's normals and specials and how to apply them. REO also shows off Black Canary's mix up potential thanks to a restand setup.

Black Canary's combo game looks like it has a lot of potential.


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Injustice 2 beta's latest update available for download, Black Canary playable now

The latest update to the Injustice 2 beta is officially live. You can download the patch now, which comes in at a 329.9 MB file size.

Those anxiously awaiting Black Canary's arrival have to wait no longer. The character has been added to the online beta and is playable right now.

From what we've seen, it does not appear that a gear or player profile reset has taken place.

Check out screenshots of Black Canary from the Injustice 2 beta in our gallery below.

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First Supergirl, now Blue Beetle: SonicFox has another amazing showing of an Injustice 2 beta character

Not long after the release of the Injustice 2 online beta, FOX|SonicFox showed the world his devastating Supergirl skills. This time, we get a look at his excellent Blue Beetle.

Shazzyyy Shazzyyy recently recorded a FT3 set against SonicFox and tossed it onto YouTube.

The two competitors put on an amazing show, and we get to see some of SonicFox's advanced tech with the latest beta character. Below is just a quick clip to get you started.


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Hit the jump to check out the full set.

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Injustice 2 beta may receive update by this end of this week, Black Canary to be added

Today's Injustice 2 Watchtower stream concluded moments ago, and to end off the broadcast the NetherRealm Studios team shared some news on the online beta.

The next update for the beta may be dropping by the end of this week. Community Specialist Tyler Lansdown noted on stream that the release is not 100% just yet, but it is looking very promising.

Black Canary, the latest fighter to be announce for Injustice 2, will become playable when the update is implemented. Additionally, wave 4 of the beta codes is expected to go out around the same time.


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Lansdown also told viewers that another Watchtower stream is set to air this month, but things are going to "get crazy" in March.

Source: NetherRealm.

Injustice 2 Watchtower live stream to have loads of new information, exciting news for the beta - watch it live here

NetherRealm Studios are back at it again with the Watchtower live stream to give fans some updates and live gameplay of Injustice 2.

Although the character reveal for this week was delayed, and we don't know for sure what's going to be part of this stream, Ed Boon promised that the stream would have a 'WAVE' of new information, as well as exciting news for the currently ongoing Injustice 2 beta.

The stream is set to begin at 1 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 4 p.m. EDT.

Check out the stream below.

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Today's Injustice 2 character reveal delayed until next week

The official Injustice 2 website updated with information regarding the next character reveal. Last week, it showed that an announcement was coming today, February 7th, but it looks like that won't actually be happening.

It turns out the reveal will actually be taking place on Monday, February 13th, which the official site now shows.

Injustice 2 Twitter account has released a quick statement on the matter.

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Hey, on the plus side we do have the Watchtower live stream to look forward to tomorrow.

Source: Injustice 2 on Twitter. Sent in by Jookey, Topcard, MarthFE, and K.E.I.S.

Black Canary is dangerous up close, has parries, and can pass through projectiles in Injustice 2

Hot off the heels of yesterday's 13 minutes of gameplay footage, IGN has released a quick Injustice 2 Black Canary character breakdown.

NetherRealm Studio's Community Specialist, Tyler Lansdown, gives us the 4-1-1 on the game's latest character. We learn that Canary is a dangerous fighter up close, mixing opponents up with parries, different types of throws, and a knee attack that can be delayed for a follow up, hit low, or launch into a combo starter.

She also has a projectile invincible attack that helps her get in quickly, and a devastating character power.

Below is a quick clip of her parry and projectile invulnerable attack in action.


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To check out the full breakdown, be sure to hit the jump.

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Injustice 2 news: Another character headed to online beta soon, Watchtower live stream airing tomorrow

While we wait for another Injustice 2 character reveal -- which was slated for today, but still has yet to drop -- we've got other exciting news about the game to share.

As he likes to do, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, posted a couple of recent tweets with quick details pertaining to what's on the way. Last week, we saw an update to the online beta go live that added Blue Beetle as a playable character and implemented some balance changes to the four original fighters.

According to Boon, another character is headed to the beta soon.

Fortunately, we'll be getting more concrete news on Injustice 2 tomorrow (Wednesday, February 8th). The Watchtower live stream returns and will begin at 3 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST.

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Black Canary battles Deadshot, Supergirl, and more in these 13 minutes of Injustice 2 footage, Arkham Asylum stage showcased

Black Canary was revealed as playable in Injustice 2 late last week. NetherRealm Studios released the announcement trailer, giving us a quick look at what the screeching superheroine brings to the table.

Today, IGN has provided an extended look at how Canary plays in Injustice 2. We are treated to 13 minutes of quality HD footage, showing her face off against characters such as Supergirl, Deadshot, and Batman.

The new Arkham Asylum stage also makes an appearance for a large portion of the video, allowing us to see its stage transition.

Below is just a quick clip to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump for the full video.


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Wall bounces, off the ground extenders and plenty of damage; here's what Blue Beetle can do thus far in the Injustice 2 beta

Injustice 2 fans have been enjoying the game's beta for almost two weeks now, and the latest update has given us access to one of the game's new characters: Blue Beetle.

We've got some early footage showcasing what the cobalt combatant is capable of in the way of combos. ANBU Fight Club has put together a pair of videos exploring combo potential as well as revealing all of the character's fight dialogue and showing his Super combo.

Here's a sequence that sees Beetle smack his foe both off the wall and off the ground for a decent chunk of damage:


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Injustice 2 is REALLY addicting; minor changes from Gods Among Us make major impacts to the meta of the upcoming title

So by this point, I've had the opportunity to play the beta for Injustice 2: Gods Among Us fairly extensively. Now while I by no means consider myself anywhere near the level of the professional players, I'd like to think I have a pretty good understanding of where the meta could head in the future beyond the beta.

I've seen a lot of complaints from a variety of people, who I believe most likely have not had the opportunity to actually try the beta yet, that Injustice 2 is far too similar to the first Injustice game. While this isn't entirely untrue, I do not think it paints the entire picture.

While the changes to Injustice 2's main mechanics from the original Injustice game are quite minor, these minor changes will have large impacts on the direction of Injustice 2's meta game. Injustice 2 is a different game from Injustice, albeit with many similarities.

I do realize that many people are a bit bitter that they haven't been given the chance to try the beta out for themselves yet, but I do highly recommend looking at the game with an open mind. This game is extremely addicting, far more so than Injustice 1 to me personally.

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