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Injustice 2: Fighter Pack 1 revealed (Starfire, Red Hood, Subzero announced as DLC)

Rynocirator

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This is why you should all wait for Injustice 2XL.

Don't support this revolting practice please.

I still don't understand why EA and Activision are always the evil demons when WB is a thing.
No way I don't want to be left behind. New fighting games are at its hypest and most exciting around launch.
 

dawgparty

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This is why you should all wait for Injustice 2XL.

Don't support this revolting practice please.

I still don't understand why EA and Activision are always the evil demons when WB is a thing.

Except, you know, people want to play it?
 

Flowmoney

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Two electricity/lightning characters? I doubt it.

Does Static even fight like either Raiden or Black Adam? He could bend interactables around people and do some other magnetic like stuff without even going into what they do.
 

CryptiK

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Uggh

Is there a single person out there actually likes the original "sexy" design of Starfire. It always looked like absolute trash. Her animated Teen Titans design is so much better.
A Majority of people who read comics. I think you will find that you fall into the minority here.
 

HelloNewman

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Five bucks for a character is a steal go play Marvel Heroes where they charge 19.99 for a character and one shitty default costume or when they sell costumes for 10-17 dollars. Capcom can't even be bothered to put all their DLC into the season pass.
 

blitzwolf215

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Well, he was hinted to be the next villain in MK11...

I do want to see where they go with Raiden in MK 11, that looked interesting. But I think 2 MK reps in Injustice 2 when there are a lot of DC characters people want in, just seems wrong. One character made sense considering the first Injustice and it is NRS and they love guest characters.
 

vg260

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It's not that simple. You can say that about cosmetic DLC, but DLC characters are pure greed and anti-consumer, plain and simple. Unless you can at least grind ingame currency to buy them. That is what F2P games do, and this 60€ game can't? Seriously.

Counterpoint./question: Why do people expect to keep getting fighting game characters over time for free? Characters are the most significant content in a fighter, and require a lot of development effort. If a studio continues to produce DLC over time after launch, why shouldn't they be compensated for their work, be it costumes or characters? Should they keep spending development resources putting out characters for free and lose that investment?

F2P games have other monetary hooks like loot box gambling or other microtransactions to make money. Same concept, different content.
 

Skilletor

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Five bucks for a character is a steal go play Marvel Heroes where they charge 19.99 for a character and one shitty default costume or when they sell costumes for 10-17 dollars. Capcom can't even be bothered to put all their DLC into the season pass.

Somehow I doubt all of the DLC is in this bundle. I'm sure there will be more "premium" skins to be bought.

All of the cosmetic DLC wasn't in the MK character passes (or whatever it was called), either.
 

jon bones

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Five bucks for a character is a steal go play Marvel Heroes where they charge 19.99 for a character and one shitty default costume or when they sell costumes for 10-17 dollars. Capcom can't even be bothered to put all their DLC into the season pass.

MH is F2P
 

SpaceWolf

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No way I don't want to be left behind.

NetherRealm right now:

 

Nev

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Can a fighter please adopt the cosmetic lootcrate model so whales pay for cool, free updates for the rest of us?

Oh don't worry, Injustice 2 will probably have something akin to a cosmetic lootcrate model. You'll still have to pay for the characters lol. #WB

Anyways Raiden is a terrible choice. It's never going to happen but I wish they went for Robotman. He's the better DC Iron Man, not Cyborg.
 

FHIZ

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Bronze Tiger to the right of Black Manta? Going by the updated pic in OP, head looks cat like.
 
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Meh, I'm most excited about Sub-Zero out of these initial three. Starfire's never really managed to stick with me, and I don't think I've really ever liked Red Hood outside of his debut story.

Really hoping for Batgirl but with a completely retooled moveset down the line, appreciated that she made the DLC roster in the first game but always felt like her fighting style was kinda whack.
 

vg260

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Can a fighter please adopt the cosmetic lootcrate model so whales pay for cool, free updates for the rest of us?

No. You're screwing over one part of the userbase by exploiting a real money gambling scheme instead of just simply putting out content that people can purchase if they want.

Making others gamble their money in hopes to get a costume or some minor cosmetic item just because you want to keep getting content for free sucks.

As long as they keep the pricing reasonable, simply offering additional content for purchase where you can simply buy what you want is the most amicable solution for everyone.
 

SAB CA

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FTFY

And yeah, Raiden over Static would be hella disappointing.

Heh, as a person who actually was into the original Static Comics (back during the Milestone Days), you'd think I'd know better!

Bes way to troll the reveal would be for Static to be under all that Raiden Garb, which he has a costume customization options in the game.

... Now I wish there were Hardware and Icon skins / characters in the game too. :-/
 

blitzwolf215

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I'd totally be down for Beast Boy, but isn't he dead. Well this is a comic story, so I guess Lazarus pit it up.
 
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Jason and Kori looking good




So now for the hard hitting questions.

Release date around a month from now?
All of them released at the same time or staggered releases?
 
No. You're screwing over one part of the userbase by exploiting a real money gambling scheme instead of just simply putting out content that people can purchase if they want.

Making others gamble their money in hopes to get a costume or some minor cosmetic item just because you want to keep getting content for free sucks.

As long as they keep the pricing reasonable, simply offering additional content for purchase where you can simply buy what you want is the most amicable solution for everyone.

I would rather have new, free characters than cosmetic items. Personally I do think lootboxes are very predatory and is basically gambling... but I can't lie and say I'm not benefiting from it. I haven't bought a single lootcrate in Overwatch. I don't play Overwatch these days, but I do log on every time they have an event and play a few rounds. The constant support that game gets is largely because people willingly drop money on those lootboxes. I think people would be more willing to return to a game after hearing there is a new free content update as opposed hearing that they just added a bunch of stuff you have to buy.

I understand selling cosmetics and characters straight up is the bread and butter for many (all?) fighting game franchises. I have bought characters and costumes before for fighting games. But I would think in terms of longevity and player interest, perhaps someone could succeed with a model that focuses on primarily free updates with purchaseable cosmetics as a secondary source of income.
 

False Witness

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I like how people are acting like NetherRealm are attempting to sell a barebones game to people when the base game has arguably more content than every other fighter out there.