Injustice 2 announced, launching on PS4 in 2017

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm have announced that Injustice 2 is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game’s reveal shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as it was only leaked just a few hours ago via a flashy teaser poster.

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Injustice: Gods Among Us, the upcoming superhero fighter will allow gamers to personalise its iconic roster of DC characters with various content earned during battles.

Injustice 2 picks up following the events of its predecessor, and sees Batman and chums attempting to patch up society while simultaneously dealing with factions who wish to see Superman’s regime restored.

In addition to battling as a variety of characters plucked from the DC Comics universe—boasting the largest DC lineup of any fighting game—players will also get to slug it out across massive stages including Atlantis, Gotham City and Metropolis. 

"In Injustice 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games," said NetherRealm Studios’ Creative Director, Ed Boon. "We’re always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customise and level-up their favourite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap."

Expect more details on Injustice 2 to drop at E3 next week. For now, check out the full reveal trailer below.