Injustice 2 Video Reveals New Overhaul For Female Faces
(Last Updated On: December 30, 2016)

A new video has been uploaded by YouTuber and FGC veteran Maximilian Dood. He spends six minutes talking about Injustice 2 and how NetherRealm hasn’t spent much time actually talking about the game in recent months, but he also talks about something just as important: the overhaul of the female faces.

In the video he compares Wonder Woman and Supergirl from the previous announcement builds of Injustice 2 to the most recent build that some outlets managed to get their hands on, and it definitely looks as if some of the characters did go under the digital knife. Check out the video below.

It is pretty obvious that a couple of things have changed with some of the characters. In the case of super girl they tweaked her normals and her mesh.

You can see that they shrunk the vertical height of her eyes, removed some of the underlid skin to give her a tighter look around the orbital bone. They shrunk the fat in her cheeks by the jaw bone so that her cheek bones are more defined. The shader on the face model was also overhauled, with specular highlights accenting those aforementioned check bones, which further gives her face a more chiseled and refined look.

They also modified the self-shadowing, brightening the contrast of the shadow casting so – as Maximillian said – the characters look a little less “creepy”.

Supergirl actually looks a little older now compared to how she appeared in the announcement build, but she does look better. There’s a more hewn and statuesque gait about her face.

Wonder woman also appears to have undergone some surgical refinement in the mesh lab for Injustice 2.

Injustice 2 - Wonder Woman

It doesn’t look like much has changed on Wonder Woman but they did appear to thin the bridge of her nose, and shrink the length of her eye height. The lower eyelid bulge has been removed, just like with Supergirl, and the self-shadowing under the eyes have been condensed, instead with a softer shadow shader lining the interior orbital structure. There’s less contrast between the self-shadows and the standard lighting across the face.

They also seemed to square off Wonder Woman’s temple area, where you can see that the eyebrow structure on the right image stops on a more acute surface compared to the eyebrows in the left image where they curve around her temple.

They also raised her brow slightly, which gives her more of a Linda Carter look compared to the mesh in the announcement trailer. They also modified her hair, giving it a lower level of detail compared to Wonder Woman in the announcement trailer. Interesting change there.

Overall, there’s still a lot more time before Injustice 2 hits store shelves, so we’ll see how they further refine the characters leading up to release on PS4 and Xbox One. For more info be sure to visit the official website.

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  • Reaper of Salt

    Yuck. Super Girl’s face on the right looks like a feminist at Amy Schumer level.

  • This is quite a surprise from Netherealm Studios, the same company who grabbed their ankles and took the strap-on without lube wihen Anita and her mob whined about Mileena’s, Kitana’s, etc. outfits in MK9.

    Make no mistake, the new Super Girl face on the left is much better indeed, even kind of sexy. But as always, the SJWs and feminists will of course be whining that it caters to straight male gamers and that it somehow enforces a message of “impossible beauty standards for women” (been a while since I used that one, kek).

    The new Wonder Woman face still sucks though, I think they may have tried to model it on the actress Gal Gadot.

    Maybe Ed Boon is slowly sneaking the female sexiness back into his games? Nah. Not until we see something similar to this again.

    • Nah, doubt we’ll see those designs again for a long time (if ever). Closest we’ll get is a one piece leotard or something similar to what the female wrestlers wear in WWE (notice how they’re also restricted to wearing boy shorts and can’t actually wear high-rise briefs or one-piece suits cut above the hip?)

    • FlamingLimousineLiberal

      I’m no prude but MK9 had more top and bottom cleavage in view than at the playboy mansion. Sonya’s outfit especially was awful given she’s in the military. I wasn’t sure if this was a fighting game or a play at soft core porn.

      Mileena gets a pass on her outfits because she’s a dichotomy and the outrageous outfits are more humorous because of that.

      In MK X the outfits are still feminine and sexy yet tastefully done in terms of the character’s history/personality.

      Mercifully Sonya Blade is wearing more appropriate attire given her status as a military general.

      • Sorry, I don’t do the “muh realism” garbage

        If you want realism then nothing supernatural should happen in MK

        Funny how selective SJWs/feminists are when applying realism in video games. They always apply it to female outfits and body images, but completely ignore everything else that’s unrealistic…

        • FlamingLimousineLiberal

          Sorry, if you’re looking for an argument, you’re not getting one. You don’t like it that women aren’t naked in video games and that’s okay.

          People will have different opinions than you. Life goes on.

          • Nope not looking for an argument, just pointing out that “muh realism” is retarded when it comes to video games considering they are fictional with fictional settings, fictional storylines and fictional characters, etc.

          • FlamingLimousineLiberal

            You’re absolutely correct.

  • Alistair

    The super girl on the right look ugly as hell, but that’s okay as regression left wanted it that way. Women with man jaws and plain ugly.

    The super girl on the left is well done, like it should regression left won’t approve that.

  • Grey

    Well, this feels novel. A developer altering their game to make the women look MORE attractive and uncover parts of their bodies.

    • The uncovered parts is just part of the customizable armor. Players can unlock different pieces and mix and match all the parts. They included all of the different iterations for most of the heroes, including their swimsuit/leotard outfits.