Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have released a new video for the upcoming Injustice 2 game. The trailer features four women from the DC Universe who will be playable characters in the fighting game out this May. Catwoman, Cheetah, Black Canary and Poison Ivy can all be seen in action engaging in fisticuffs with many of their mortal enemies from comic lore. Biologists will also be happy to see an ample representation of flora and fauna in the characters’ code names with two feline, one avian, and a plant-based fighter!
While Black Canary and Poison Ivy had previously been announced as characters in Injustice 2, this is the first mention of both Cheetah and Catwoman. The Catwoman character model shown in the trailer is directly inspired from the Arkham games instead of the myriad of other choices such as the Catwoman look from the 1960s Batman TV series, Michele Pfieffer in Batman 2 or Halle Berry’s disastrous Catwoman film.
The Cheetah character model, on the other hand, is a more literal interpretation of the character. She is imbued with catlike physical traits including articulated tail as opposed to simply wearing a cat-like costume as she was portrayed in the classic Superfriends television series from the 1970s.
The trailer also features the first gameplay footage of Poison Ivy in action, duking it out with the other muscle-bound superheroes within the game. Footage of Black Canary had previously been revealed and continues to form a large contrast with the depiction of the character in the Arrow television series where she wears an obvious wig and black eye mask to hide her identity.
Injustice 2 releases May 16, 2017, on Xbox One and PS4. It will be over four years between the sequel and the original which was a surprise hit when released in April 2013. Gamers who pre-order Injustice 2 will also have the opportunity to play as Darkseid.