Ed Boon explains why gear system was added to Injustice 2; will be thousands of pieces available

If you're curious why the gear system was added to Injustice 2, you're not alone.

Fielding questions from the community, Ed Boon spoke about why this aspect was added to the mix.

"NetherRealm Studios, for a few games now, have been trying to give players ways to customize their character," he said.

"With Mortal Kombat X, we gave players three versions of every fighter," noted Boon, saying this is an evolution from what we saw in their previous title.

"This is kind of like the next natural progression, as far as giving competitors more variables and more knobs to control," said Boon.

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Ed Boon reveals that Super moves in Injustice 2 have interactive elements to them

Ed Boon sat for an interview with IGN during E3, and dropped some interesting details concerning Injustice 2.

Over the course of the interview, Boon goes over many things, including possible roster picks, character interactions and the gameplay system. He also reveals that the super moves in Injustice 2 have an interactive element to them.

"There are opportune moments in a Super that a player can press a certain button, or a combination that will actually bump the damage up." Boon states, before going on to note that the inputs will be hidden, leaving it up to the players to discover.

We wonder if this is as simple as mashing to gain more hits and damage, or if perhaps correctly inputting a specific sequence will cause a slightly different Super animation. Hit the jump to see the interview.

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Every super move, character intro, and stage transition of the current roster revealed - check out IGN's Injustice 2 footage

Injustice 2 had quite a bit to show off yesterday at E3. The build that Netherrealm Studios brought to the show floor gives us a great look at the 6 characters that have been revealed so far.

One of the things that gives Injustice a bit of charm is watching the characters of the DC universe interact with one another. Those familiar with the prequel will find the entertaining banter they'd come to expect from an NRS game.

Stage transitions and super moves also return to give spectators and players alike something to get hyped about during a match. Supergirl especially delivers when it comes to the over-the-top action.

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Characters max out at level 20, have four attribute categories to build up; footage of Injustice 2's Gear customization menu

Ed Boon has been making the rounds at E3 today to show off bits and pieces of Injustice 2.

The Gear system may be Injustice 2's most intriguing new feature at the moment, and so we were very happy to see some footage of the game's Gear customization menus while Boon made his IGN stream appearance.

In the GIF below we see some of the upgrades that Supergirl can use. It looks like each character can max out at level 20, and have four different attribute categories to boost. Please note you can pause the GIF via the controls below it:

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Not only can you upgrade characters' attributes, but also their special moves. For example, Batman can upgrade his batarang projectile to throw three instead of just one.

You can see the full Injustice 2 segment from IGN's E3 stream right here.

Injustice 2 will have tournament regulation to keep Gear modifications in check; will be using GGPO for online net code

The moment the competitive scene heard about Injustice 2's Gear system, the game's unique customization component, speculation about how this would work within tournament play instantly started flooding the general conversation.

We don't know a ton about the Gear system yet, but we do understand that these upgrades will affect offense, defense, enhance certain moves and even unlock certain moves.

In the never-ending quest for balance in fighting games, this seems to pose a very big potential threat to Injustice 2's tournament validity. Creative Director, Ed Boon, joined Gamespot at E3 today to discuss the freshly announced title.

Acknowledging that a player jumping into a tournament scene with an extremely leveled up Superman might be a bad look, Boon stated that there will be some kind of regulation for competitive play, stating,

"We have plans for a level playing field version of Injustice 2 [for tournaments.]"

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First glimpse at Injustice 2's Gear drops; full supers for Gorilla Grodd, Atrocitus and Aquaman shown

More Injustice 2 gameplay was just showcased for a bit at E3, and Ed Boon revealed some details on how the game's gear system is going to work.

According to Boon, every character will have thousands of potential upgrades through gear like boots, capes, and insignias. After each match you play items will drop for not only the character you're playing, but other characters as well.

Below you'll see the post match report where Gorilla Grodd gains a few pieces of Gear after winning:

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We also got to see Supers for Grodd, Atrocitus and Aquaman, all of which were pretty spectacular. Hit the jump to watch them yourself.

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Updated: Injustice 2 has six playable characters and three stages at E3, Clash System makes a return

Updated: We have added a replay of the YouTube Gaming Injustice 2 segment into this story.

On stream, Boon stated that we can expect to see six playable characters at E3, as well as three stages. Metropolis, Gotham City, and Atlantis will all be showcased this week, as well as characters such as Gorilla Grodd, Batman, Superman, Atrocitus, Aquaman, and Supergirl.

Additionally, we see that the Clash System from Injustice: Gods Among Us has returned.

You can check out the replay below.

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Injustice 2 models spotted in mobile game

It appears some of the character models for Injustice 2 have been spotted in the original mobile Injustice app.

The mobile game has been updated to include special Superman and Aquaman Injustice 2 packs. Given that they're on mobile, they're a little lower in quality than what we've seen for the upcoming Injustice 2 thus far.

In any case, you'll see the character models below:

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Sources: Test Your Might and Aero Quinno's Twitter. Sent in by MotherBrain.

Supergirl stealing a page out of Scorpion's book? IGN breaks down the Injustice 2 gameplay trailer to point out details you may have missed

If you haven't had a chance to check out Injustice 2's gameplay trailer, take a minute and half to do so, and come back.

Destin and Vince of IGN are now showing the trailer in their Rewind Theater, breaking it down and pointing out a handful of details that were easily overlooked amidst the hype of the reveal.

After taking a closer look, the attendees of Rewind Theater are fairly convinced Captain Cold will be in the game, and that Black Manta will not likely be a playable member of the roster.

They also deduce that Injustice 2's story will likely take place after the death of Lois Lane, the tragic event that served as a catalyst for much of the first game's story.

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Injustice 2 gameplay trailer sees Atrocitus, Gorilla Grodd, and more in action; Black Manta shown

It's been on our radar for some time now, but Injustice 2 was officially announced just three days ago on Thursday.

The DC character-based fighting game will feature a large roster of heroes and villains from the franchise, and players will have the freedom to customize each fighter using the game's Gear System.

We just saw the gameplay reveal trailer at the ESL Mortal Kombat X Finals, and it's only adding to the ever growing hype surrounding this game. In the trailer we caught glimpses of Black Manta, Gorilla Grodd, Atrocitus, Superman, Batman and Supergirl. Here are a few images:

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You'll see the full trailer below.

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Gruesome creatures, a somber king, and even a Penguin: Here are the top five characters we want in Injustice 2

Injustice 2 was officially unveiled to the masses earlier this week, and NetherRealm Studios' -- the company behind the Mortal Kombat series -- has once again taken a hold of the DC Comics reins in order to produce a sequel to their 2013 comic book brawler, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

As seen in the announcement trailer, characters such as Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, and even Supergirl are locked and loaded, ready to do battle. But as it stands right now, we only know a handful of characters set to make up the game's playable roster.

So, we here at EventHubs have decided to share the top 5 characters that we want to see in Injustice 2.

Hit the jump to get started.

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Captain Cold's gun, Harley Quinn's hammer, Doctor Fate's mask and more - check out these Injustice 2 teasers

Netherrealm Studios has a bit of a history when it comes to leaving fans little hints about upcoming content. For Injustice 2, the teasers appear to already be upon us.

Injustice 2's announcement trailer made it easy to get hyped about armor, returning heroes, and Supergirl, but a closer look at the trailer reveals a possible hint at something more.

For a brief moment just before any of the superheroes are featured, we get a glimpse of what appears to be Captain Cold's gun. Ed Boon ran a Twitter poll the same day as the trailer dropped, and curiously enough, Captain Cold's name appears on the list.

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Injustice 2's Gear System has fans worried about game balance; will it end up like Street Fighter X Tekken's gems? Let's discuss

With the official reveal of Injustice 2, we learned that the game will feature an "RPG-like" Gear System. Essentially, players will be able to score loot for playing matches, and equip their fighters with items to make them stronger.

It was noted that this customization will change the strategy and approach used in battle, leaving fans concerned about the game's balance. Many were quick to compare Injustice 2's Gear System to the gems found in Street Fighter X Tekken -- a system that wasn't very well received by the fans.

So, a handful of us here at EventHubs decided to share our thoughts on the matter, addressing some of the concerns we've seen brought up so far.

You can find what we had to say below, and as always, please feel free to take part in the discussion in our comment section!

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First-ever Injustice 2 gameplay to debut during ESL Mortal Kombat X finals this weekend

The ESL Mortal Kombat X season 3 finals are scheduled to take place this Saturday in Burbank, California. Those looking to watch some of the best MKX players duke it out for $200,000 in cash prizes have more than enough reason to tune in already.

However, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, has added even more incentive to watch the stream. According to a recent tweet, viewers can expect to see the debut of Injustice 2's gameplay at 5 p.m. PDT during the finals.

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Early yesterday morning, NetherRealm Studios released the Injustice 2 announcement trailer, confirming the game's existence after a string of rumors leading up to the reveal hit the internet.

The sequel to 2013's Injustice: Gods Among Us will feature new stages, an "RPG-like" Gear System, and characters such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. Injustice 2 is slated for a 2017 release.

Source: Ed Boon on Twitter. Sent in by ZHZ90, nightmaresteam, and teddy2142.

Ed Boon asks the community to vote on potential Injustice 2 character: Swamp Thing, Captain Cold or Blue Beetle?

The cats out of the bag as far as Injustice 2, as we learned that the game is officially in development earlier today.

Given the game's 2017 release, we'd be willing to bet the roster isn't quite filled out at this point. DC Comics has more than a few heros and villains to choose from, and it'll certainly be interesting to find who NetherRealm Studios ends up going with this time around.

NRS' Creative Director, Ed Boon, took to Twitter today to poll fans on who they'd like to see on the roster between three of DC's more obscure characters. Hit the jump to see his poll and toss in your own two cents.

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