Injustice 2 launches with three different versions and it sounds a bit silly

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Every step, an earthquake from underneath a Kryptonian boot! Every punch, powered by rage and bat-gadgets! Man, I loved me some Injustice when it first launched. Batman V Superman but on a grander scale and with a story that wasn’t actually terrible or featuring a MacGuffin that rhymed with karma. A damn fine game, before the era of parent company Warner Bros. Interactive going absolutely mental with extra purchasable DLC and season passes.

And that trend isn’t exactly going away with Injustice 2. Now fair’s fair, I think that the Gear System used to customise fighters in Injustice 2 is brilliant and NetherRealm has promised that it won’t be a money-sink at all. Memos that Warner Bros. clearly didn’t get, as they’re offering three distinct editions of Injustice 2 on launch day.

Again, I don’t have a problem with there being a standard edition or a digital deluxe edition. That makes sense, and the pre-order bonuses are perfectly acceptable. A standard edition pre-order gets you Darkseid on day one, whereas a digital deluxe version gets you that, a premier skin for Supergirl, a gear shader pack and three DLC fighters in the near future. For an an extra sum of cash ($20) in the US.

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Then there’s the Ultimate Edition. For a US price of $100 (And Grodd knows how much more in other nations), you get nine DLC fighters, three premier skins and two exclusive gear shaders. It’s not a bad pack, but I do think that this is another example of Warner Bros. Interactive over-valuing the price of such DLC. Remember the brouhaha over Batman: Arkham Knight having a $40 season pass? It feels like shades of this are echoing throughout Injustice 2.

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But then again, that’s me. I’m not standing next to you with a loaded revolver and demanding that you pre-order now in some twisted update of The Deer Hunter. You want to spend that much cash? That’s your decision to make. I just feel that with an inevitable super-duper ultimate edition that’ll most likely be available next year presumably, that patience may be a virtue.

DLC in this case is a promise of quality, a pledge to fans that the content to come will be good. It’s not exactly always easy to uphold (Again, look at the uneven DLC episodes of Arkham Knight for an example of this), and it’s even trickier to judge with a fighting game.

But it doesn’t mean that I’m not excited for the base game itself, as I’ve got faith in NetherRealm delivering on this. Even if the DLC scalping feels unnecessary.

Last Updated: January 18, 2017

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  • Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    A whole 100 bucks… wow 🙁

    • Hammersteyn

      Will wait a year and grab it on sale. The MKX XL edition was like R300 last month.

      • Captain JJ

        Yea it was under R250 on Steam too. I’ll probably also do the same with this game.

    • PurplePariah

      Probably be around R1800 locally.

      • Hammersteyn

        That’s amusing seeing how the limit on purchases on the PS Store is R1500, last I heard

        • PurplePariah

          Lol. So, basically, no local availability. Because the direct exchange rate makes it about that price, without you know. Taxes and markup and stuff.

          • Hammersteyn

            Like I said, I’m not sure if the limit is still the same. COD:IW with the remaster was more than R1500. I’m not sure how people got around that. Or maybe no one bought that heap of flaming garbage for once

          • PurplePariah

            Retail I’ll bet. Suckers.

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

  • Hammersteyn

    It’s not silly. It’s RETARDED! The people that pay $99 for a game that will probably have microtransactions are the silly ones

    • PurplePariah

      My, what a bold statement to make.

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      Listen to this man, LISTEN TO HIM! He may be from George, but he’s infinitely wise, like a wise old bearded man on the mountain!

      • Hammersteyn

        hahahaha!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    You could say this DLC plan does the game a great… INJUSTICE!

  • Skittle

    “pre-order bonuses are perfectly acceptable”

    What?

    • Hammersteyn

      pre-order bonuses are perfectly accepted by silly people with too much money?

      • Admiral Chief

        *fixed

  • Grimsupanoob

    So much MEH…

  • Milesh Bhana

    Actually i have no issue with this strategy. Base game is more or less the same. Bigger editions are essentially pre-ordering the DLC.

    As a person who’d consider the vanilla edition, I’m not locked out of the DLC fighters. I can buy them if i decide they’re worth it AFTER they’ve come out.

  • Avithar

    *AGAIN… falls to the floor in a pool of tears*

  • Captain JJ

    Well I just went from interested to “buying on sale”

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