Darkseid's Injustice 2 official character trailer released - omega beams look insanely cool

So Darkseid was revealed as Injustice 2's pre-order bonus a while back. Despite this, we had no gameplay that showcased what Darkseid could do.

At long last, Darkseid's gameplay trailer has been released. A lot of emphasis was certainly placed on his omega beams.

While we've already seen Darkseid's super at this point, I think it's worth checking out just how insane the tracking on this move is (or is it player controlled?).

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Injustice 2 event to reveal new modes, ft. special guests, and more - catch the live stream now

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is holding a special event today in Los Angeles, California.

On Facebook and Twitch, you can catch all of the latest Injustice 2 action. We can expect to see new modes revealed, giveaways, and some special guest appearances.

NetherRealm's own Ed Boon, Tyler Lansdown, and Ray McCaffrey, as well as Injustice 2 comic book writer Shawn Kittelsen will be joining the festivities. Additionally, YouTubers Maximilian, JeremyJahns, and Grace Randolph will be attending.

The stream is set to go live around 4 p.m. PDT / 7 p.m. EDT.

You can catch the live video feed after the jump.

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Injustice 2 achievement list leaked, and yes, you get one for teabagging...

This was a tad more exciting yesterday because of the fact that it inadvertently leaked the Joker as a playable character in Injustice 2, but we're fairly certain the Clown Prince of Crime's inclusion surprised very few.

True Achievements has released the achievement list for upcoming Injustice game, and so we get to see what kind of hoops developers will be having us jump through to max out gamerscores and fill virtual trophy cases.

Many of these involve classic DC Comic match ups, usually involving specific characters defeating each other with specific moves, but one in particular caught our attention for its more... unique demands.

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The Joker confirmed playable in Injustice 2 - here's some quick gameplay featuring the psychotic Batman villain

Updated: The footage has been removed from YouTube.

Earlier: It's your turn, Injustice 2 fans.

Looks like the bat's outta the bag on a character that many highly suspected would be on the roster. The Joker has been confirmed as a playable character in Injustice 2.

Gameplay footage showing the Batman baddy in action has emerged, and from what we can see he looks pretty close to his Gods Among Us counterpart.

The video also shows off what appears to be some sort of special combat mode.

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You can check out the footage after the jump.

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First in-game look at Injustice 2's Darkseid, character intro and super revealed

We have known about the inclusion of Darkseid in Injustice 2 for some time now. The all-powerful Superman villain will be available as a pre-order bonus for those who purchase any version of the game.

If you're tired of seeing that same clip of Darkseid's face emerging from the darkness at the end of official Injustice 2 trailers, today you're in luck. Footage of the character's super and one of his pre-fight intros has surfaced online.

The intro shows Darkseid going up against Harley Quinn. We see that he is accompanied by two minions who make way for him as he walks up.

You can see a quick GIF of the intro below.

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Brainiac battles with electric tentacles, drones, and calls in the Skull Ship in Injustice 2 - here's his character introduction trailer

The NetherRealm Studios team is back with another Injustice 2 character introduction trailer. This time, we get to see Brainiac in full-fledged action.

Brainiac's moveset seems to revolve around the use of his tentacles. From creating an electrical barrier to ward off attacks to long-range strikes, Brainiac is well equipped to be one of the game's main villains.

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You can check out his official trailer below.

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NetherRealm Studios releases Braniac's teaser for Injustice 2

The Injustice community excitedly awaits for who looks to be the game's main antagonist this time around: Brainiac.

We've seen a few glimpses of Brainiac in the fifth Shattered Alliances trailer, but NetherRealm Studios has released another teaser in the form of his fight intro against Green Arrow:

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Are you excited to see Brainiac in Injustice 2? Be sure to check back here on EventHubs tomorrow to see his full trailer once it drops. Also, in before "Brainteaser" puns.

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Next Injustice character to be revealed on 4/28 and all signs point to the Joker - here's why the date hints at the clown's inclusion

According to the Injustice 2 website, we have another character reveal on 4/28. Those who are aware of the leaked list probably have a couple of guesses on who this character might be.

If we can assume that Mr. Freeze is just premiere skin for Captain Cold then this only leaves the Joker as the last character to be revealed.

With that said, let's forget about the leak for a moment and consider a hint that points to the likelihood of the Joker being the last character of the starting roster.

What is interesting about this reveal date is that it is on a Friday. All other character reveals so far has been either on a Tuesday or a Thursday for Injustice 2.

Is there anything unique about the date that would make its reveal particularly special? When talking about the Clown prince of crime himself, I think there is.

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Deadshot earns his title as the world's greatest sharpshooter in Injustice 2 - here's the character breakdown of this zoning monster

Deadshot was noted on the Watchtower stream as being a superb zoning character. The trade off for these zoning tools is that his up close mix ups are said to be "high risk, low reward."

The character, overall, looks like the successor to Deathstroke from Injustice 1. All but one of his special attacks utilize projectiles.

We've seen Deadshot's super before but just in case you forgot, here it is again:

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Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) is the voice of Scarecrow in Injustice 2; please excuse me while I completely nerd out...

Folks, I am a huge Horror fan. From the Creature of the Black Lagoon movie poster on my wall to my Horror trifecta (Cthulhu, Frankenstein's monster, Freddy Krueger) tattoo half sleeve on my left arm, it is no understatement when I say I love the genre.

So, it should come as no surprise that one of the recent tweets from Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, has excited me immensely.

Apparently, the man behind Nightmare on Elm Street slasher icon Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, is the voice actor for Scarecrow in Injustice 2.

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Injustice 2 is the first modern NRS game to feature different base health values for playable characters - here are the numbers we've seen so far

We've had the opportunity to watch quite a number of NRS's Watchtower streams now. At some point, it was clear that a certain change was made so that the value of character health was clearly visible at all times.

This is very unique for NetherRealm Studious as it is their first modern fighting game where characters sport different health values, outside of boss characters. All the playable characters in Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice, and Mortal Kombat X always had "100%" health.

Injustice 2, on the other hand, has unique numerical values as a trait for each character. These traits can be further altered with gear, but the base vitality is predetermined for each character in competitive mode.

I've taken the time to compile all the health values of each character that we've seen so far on the streams. Please keep in mind that these could be subject to change as there is no telling which build of the game is being shown off.

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Poison Ivy keeps her opponents away with powerful tools and traps, but has some handy tricks for up-close combat - here's the breakdown recap

Today we saw the NetherRealm Studios crew breakdown three more Injustice 2 characters during the Watchtower stream. If you missed the stream, allow us to give you the recap starting with Poison Ivy.

NRS explained that Ivy is a character that wants to keep her opponent at a distance. She has several tools that knock her foe back and keep them locked down once they're in an ideal spot.

Before we get into her moves, here's a look at Poison Ivy's super.

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Poison Ivy, Deadshot, and Catwoman character breakdowns during today's Injustice 2 Watchtower stream - catch it live now

Updated: The stream is now live.

The Injustice 2 team is back with another Watchtower live stream.

During today's broadcast, we will be seeing three more character breakdowns: Poison Ivy, Deadshot, and Catwoman. If you're curious to see what each of these fighters is capable of in Injustice 2, you won't want to miss the stream.

Much like previous Watchtowers, this one is set to go live at around 3 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT.

You can catch the video feed after the jump.

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Our first look at Brainiac: Injustice 2 Shattered Alliances pt. 5 trailer shows how much of a threat the villain truly is

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. are back with another Injustice 2 story mode trailer. Today, we are treated to Shattered Alliances part 5.

Brainiac is a character that has been revealed as a playable character in Injustice 2, but has not yet been shown. This trailer gives us our first look at the powerful villain, tells of his evil plans, and more.

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You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Has Injustice 2 gone gold on Mortal Kombat 9's six year anniversary? Ed Boon's new Twitter icon and banner leads us to believe as much

Let's recall back to a time before Mortal Kombat X was released. Specifically, a month before its official release date.

Remember when Ed Boon changed his Twitter icon to be the icon of Mortal Kombat X, but gold? This was likely to signify that the game went gold during this time.

Well, looks like Ed Boon has done this again. His Twitter icon and banner seems to indicate that Injustice 2 has now gone gold, coincidentally on the six year anniversary of Mortal Kombat 9's release.

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Injustice 2 will be released on May 16, 2017. That's less than a month away at this point so the timing makes perfect sense.

With nine DLC characters on the way, NeatherRealm Studios is likely now working on DLC.

Ed Boon's Twitter. Sent in by: SqueakyBloom and Salarian.

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