Injustice 2 makes use of a loot box system to allow players to customize their characters, living up to the game’s tag line of ‘Each Battle Defines You’.

More information has been revealed about NetherRealm Studios’ upcoming fighting game, Injustice 2. According to Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon, the game will feature a gear system that allows players to customize their DC heroes and villains, allowing for stat changes. Injustice 2 will make use of loot box system, where players can collect new items after every fight.

“When you finish a fight, we’re going to have these drops where basically the victory screen awards you with this gear, and you’re going to have the choice of equipping your character with that gear or not.”

Those who choose choose to equip the gear will get boosts to specific stats, allowing for a more powerful offense or a stronger defense among other things. Boon also commented that the gear system really changes the characters visually as well as in their stats, making your hero feel unique from all the others.

“That’s really the foundation on what we’re building our main gameplay on,” Boon stated, and judging by the game’s tagline “Each Battle Defines You”, that statement was justified. Each fight will see new loot which will help to define your character and change how they feel when they next enter the ring.

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As the gear system would obviously make for unbalanced games in tournament, Injustice 2 will also apparently feature a more “level playing field” version of the title which can be used for competitive play. This is certainly good to hear as it saves a significantly buffed level 50 Superman from coming up against a level 1 Batman and therefore having a huge advantage in battle.

A new gameplay trailer for Injustice 2 was recently released, showing off the title’s fast-paced combat system as well as some of the more stylish special moves. The trailer also reveals several of the new characters coming to the fighting game’s roster, including Supergirl, Atrocitus, and Gorilla Grodd.

The game’s roster appears to be significantly larger than in the previous title, Injustice: Gods Among Us. More information will likely be revealed throughout E3, though right now we have little to go on other than the game’s announcement trailer.

Injustice 2 will continue where the first game left off, with Batman’s team of superheroes trying to restore order to society, following Superman’s take-over of the world, while others seek to restore the ex-dictator to power. As the two sides do battle, Warner Brothers teases that a new threat will emerge, adding to the excitement for the game’s story.

Injustice 2 will release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2017.