NetherRealm Studios took to the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to announce two new characters for Injustice 2: Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle. Wonder Woman makes her return to the Injustice franchise just in time for her 75th anniversary. Unlike the first Injustice game where Wonder Woman’s character power gave her the ability to switch between her Sword & Shield attacks and her Lasso of Truth, she will no longer be limited to when she can use her Amazonian weaponry in Injustice 2. That means now she brings the whole arsenal to combat, combining her long range Lasso attacks with quick-hitting sword combos.
Although she’s best at dealing damage up close, she can fend from afar with her Shield Toss and the ability to reflect fireballs with her Bracelets of Submission. NetherRealm also revealed that her new character power has her gain blessings from the Greek Gods, which enhance her combat capabilities in a variety of ways, like having Hermes enhancing her mobility and giving Wonder Woman the ability to dash.
The other new character announced is Blue Beetle, who makes his debut in Injustice 2. This Jack of all Trades-type character can be effective up close and from afar, taking advantage of his alien technology to form various gadgets and weapons for his power suit. Blue Beetle’s hands can turn into shields, blades and clubs for punishing close range combos, but he can also attack from a distance by turning his hand into an energy cannon, firing quick blasts from the ground or air.
His wings can also be used for air mobility, both to advance or escape from the opponent. Blue Beetle’s unique character power transforms his arms into long, razor sharp blades that enhance his range and effectiveness up close. It comes at a price however, because while his blades are active, Blue Beetle can no longer use his fireballs.
Injustice 2 will arrive sometime in 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.