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NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have new information planned to go live for Injustice 2 leading up to the game's release on May 16th for PS4 and Xbox One. The new info will introduce the game's story.
The first tweet comes from the official PlayStation Twitter account, revealing that new information will be released on the PlayStation Blog for Injustice 2 on January 17th. The info dump will appear to step on the toes of a few other PS Vita and PlayStation 4 releases, including Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, Atelier Shallie Plus and 2064: Read Only Memories. Hopefully, the news that NetherRealm drops won't completely overshadow games like Marvelous and XSeed Games' release of Fate/Extella, because that sometimes tends to happen when smaller niche titles launch in the shadow of a huge announcement from an AAA title.
Anyway, the first tweet appears to show Supergirl in a very dark outfit landing amongst a crater of rubble. Apparently, a huge, devastating, explosive battle has just taken place and the city is left in ruins. This clip seems to come from a cinematic and not actual in-game play given that there are no stages in _Injustice 2 _(that have been revealed so far) that look like what's featured in the clip and Supergirl appears to be in a dark, gritty looking outfit.
Many in the Twitter feed for the post suspect that this may hint at Supergirl being evil this time around, which would be a real switch from the first Injustice where Superman was the main villain. It's tough to tell what's really going on in that Supergirl clip, but she very well could be the villain this time around in Injustice 2.
A second tweet from the official Injustice Twitter account revealed an equally dark and very depressing depiction of Superman and a loved one.
The gif appears to show Superman holding someone near and dear to him. She appears to be deceased and under a veil. Again, it looks to be from a cinematic sequence in the game. In the first Injustice, it was Lois Lane who was killed in a scheme set up by the Joker in one of the alternate Earth universes, causing Superman to snap and kill the Joker, leading to dark days under the leadership of a very bitter and violent Superman who ends up taking over the world.
The sequel could go in any number of directions, but it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that they pick up where the last game left off. It was one of the few fighting games with a really noteworthy and compelling story that was actually character based, and in my opinion was a lot more high-stakes than Mortal Kombat X's story. However, NetherRealm did have the comic books to draw from, so maybe the comparison is a bit unfair.
We'll see what they have in store when the Injustice 2 info goes live on January 17th.