Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat, has said that his new comic book brawler, Injustice 2, will feature gear that can affect player’s stats. When asked, he revealed that matches will feature loot drops of gear that can make characters stronger.
For those that missed the original, Injustice is a 2.5D fighting game with a roster of DC characters including Batman, Superman, Aquaman and The Joker. Each character had a range of special moves and character traits to use across a series of interactive and semi-destructible environments.
At GameSpot’s live E3 stage show, Boon explained the way gear will work in the new fighter:
“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.” “There’s a moulding so to speak, as you keep getting gear you keep deciding if you want to use it and if you want to focus on offense or defense or enhance certain moves or unlock certain moves.”
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Boon believes that gear will make the experience of Injustice 2 a little more personalised and in depth compared to other fighting games. Gear that is not equipped can be saved so that you can use it in missions if you need to improve defense or offense to get through. The gear does make changes to the fighting gameplay, but Boon said there would be a “more level-playing-field version” for things like tournaments.
He went on to say:
“You’re going to have a significantly more powerful version of Superman after you’ve been gearing him up and levelling him up, so we will obviously have something to level things out for tournaments and whatnot because you don’t want someone coming in with a level 50 Superman against a level one Batman,” he explained.
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