San Diego, CA – Thursday, July 22, 2016 - DC Entertainment announced today during the Injustice 2 panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego that acclaimed writer Tom Taylor is returning to the earth shattering Injustice universe. Taylor will helm the new Digital First prequel comic book series based on the highly anticipated Injustice 2 videogame developed by NeatherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Taylor played a pivotal role in creating the best-selling Injustice: Gods Among Us comic and served as the series’ original writer. His run quickly became a fan-favorite and was widely considered a huge critical and sales success.
“Having had such a big role in tearing apart the Injustice universe and its characters, I'm very excited for the opportunity to return and do it again,” said Taylor. “To be given so much freedom to play with the world’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains every week is a dream, and I want to thank everyone at DC, WBIE and NetherRealm for their continued faith in me, editor Jim Chadwick, and our incredible team.”
Similar to the first Injustice comic, the new Injustice 2 series will serve as a prequel story to the Injustice 2 video game, releasing new digital chapters every week and making its momentous debut prior to the game’s launch in 2017.
“Our overarching goal is to tell one complete story between the comics and the games,” Taylor noted. “In writing Injustice 2, there are a lot less ‘Gods Among Us’ than when we started our story, but I hope to join Batman and the world's finest heroes in cleaning up the mess an evil Superman and his regime left behind. I hope to repair Earth and bring back hope... but this is Injustice. Prepare for tears, comedy, triumph, devastation, shocking tragic twists involving DC’s most beloved characters…and Harley Quinn stealing every scene she's in.”
Also revealed on the Injustice 2 panel in San Diego was a stellar new gameplay trailer for the upcoming video game that revealed two new characters: Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle. Both will join the game’s massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains.
The Injustice 2 videogame is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.