NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros released a new trailer for Injustice 2, this time instead of focusing on the different characters you play or who has been added to the roster, they decided to focus on one of the core mechanics of the game that hasn’t received a whole lot of attention: Gear.
The three minute promote piece discusses how the game’s Gear system works and how players can mix and match different Gear pieces in order to upgrade and customize their character so that they have the best of their abilities ripe and ready when they enter into combat against opponents.
You can check out the video below.
The video starts by explaining that heroes and villains will clash, and that players will have a variety of gears to choose from to help them beat the crap out of the competition.
In one shot we see that players can alter the loadout so that each character can quickly hop into battle with customized gear. You can change the head, the torso, the arms, the legs and three other accessories for some of the characters.
In the case of Swamp Thing, we see that he can use a club to bludgeon people with, and different ones offer strengths, bonuses and weaknesses depending on your play-style.
So it’s kind of cool how not only do you get to unlock new gear but you also get to unlock new skin colors for the gear as well. We see that each of the color schemes are also named after the costume designs from the various comic runs in which they appeared, which is a nice added bonus to fans of various characters.
As the mention, you can level up your gear and earn new outfits by winning matches and unlocking new equipment.
You can also get set bonuses for combining a series of Gear pieces together. Like a typical RPG.
One of the other things they mentioned in a separate video was that you can also swap the stats on gear with the look of another piece, so if you want a certain set bonus but you hate the way the set looks, it’s possible to swap the stats and get some pieces that best suit your fashion sense.