Injustice 2 and Prey are coming out in a few months and new details about both games appear online each day. Beforehand, there wasn’t an intense focus on character building in fighting games and first-person shooters but that has drastically changed over the past decade. This renewed focus has given us phenomenal experiences but the best is yet to come. New trailers for both Injustice 2 and Prey highlight how this focus elevates genres we previously thought didn’t need compelling characters.
Today Warner Bros. and DC unveiled a new Injustice 2 trailer which showcases Supergirl and her place in the war between Batman’s resistance and Superman’s regime. In the latest entry of Shattered Alliances, players can catch a glimpse of her side of the story and the daunting foes she faces. It’s hard choosing between family and what one feels is the right course of action. It’s interesting how despite being a fighting game, Injustice 2 is going into so much detail about motivations and conflicts. An important part of any narrative is to make the characters relatable and complex. So far the developers are on the correct path.
Injustice 2 follows the events after what transpired in the first game. Batman and Superman are at war with each other again and this time the stakes are even higher. From early previews, it looks like the entire campaign takes place in the alternative universe so you can’t rely on assistance from paranormal sources. It’s up to Batman and his allies to address new and existing threats to Earth.
Injustice 2 is set to release worldwide on Tuesday, May 16 on Xbox One. The game comes from the acclaimed creators of the first title as well as the new Mortal Kombat games. The title involves mechanics and transforming characters so it should provide fighting game fans with a lot to look forward to.
In Prey, you’re mankind’s last–and only–hope. But who exactly are you? What powers, abilities and weapons can you wield? What other choices will you make? And who else is aboard the Talos I space station? To answer these questions, Bethesda released a new developer diary titled Only Yu Can Save the World.
Using incredible weapons and powers, step into the TranStar uniform of Morgan Yu and fight through an alien-infested facility to save humanity. While you’re safeguarding the world from the Typhon threat aboard Talos I, you’re also in search of your own identity. While Morgan begins as an enigma, you’ll define who she is through your choices and actions. Do you rescue the survivors aboard Talos I? Will you choose to install more alien-based powers–and thus alter your own humanity? And, at the most basic level, how will you survive with the deadly Typhon aliens actively hunting you? Every decision you make has the potential to reverberate throughout the entire game!
Prey is set to launch worldwide on Friday, May 5 on Xbox One and PC. For those who didn’t know, Prey is the highly anticipated first-person shooter from Arkane Studios who recently released Dishonored 2. Dishonored 2 garnered tremendous acclaim from critics and gamers alike so Prey has a lot to live up to. Bethesda also released new trailers for Prey which showcase the powers and weapons. While they’re not as personal as the one which explores Morgan’s character, they’re still a blast to watch!