13th May 2017
The premier skins for the fighting video game Injustice 2 have been revealed. John Stewart is included, along with Powergirl and Reverse Flash. These skins will be available as downloadable content to those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2. Have a look at them below:
John Stewart has a surprisingly excellent design and model, which is a large step up from his appearance in the original Injustice game, in my opinion. What’s more, he will have his own unique lines and interactions with characters instead of saying the same things Hal Jordan does. That said, aside from those features, John Stewart is just a different skin for Hal Jordan and controls the same. Likewise, Powergirl is a different skin for Supergirl. At this point, I am not sure whether these characters will have their own endings for the arcade mode.
While it is cool that John is present, looking awesome, and available to be played as from the get-go, it’s still a bummer that he is given secondary status. It isn’t surprising, however, as DC has made it very clear that’s the best we can hope for from this character. For the foreseeable future, scraps, slim pickings, second class status, and Hal Jordan’s leavings are all you’re going to get, John Stewart fan.
To ease that blow a bit, Phil LaMarr of Justice League fame return to voice John in this new game. Hearing him as John Stewart instantly took me back to better days for the character, giving me the urge to bust out my Justice League DVDs and remind myself why I ever bothered becoming a fan of Green Lantern. You can have a look at gameplay featuring John in the Youtube video below:
Injustice 2 will be released for Playstation 4 and Xbox one on May 16.
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