The character announcements just keep coming for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment’s Injustice 2; this time around its Doctor Fate’s turn to show us what he’s got – yes I know it’s Strange that the magician in DC is also a Doctor. The trailer showcases the armour clad hero hexing it out against the likes of Superman, Cyborg, and Atrocitus.
Personally, I’m usually a close range, melee kind of player when it comes to fighting games, and I usually detest those who can master a mid-to-long range opponent – which is why it can be said that Doctor Fate is going to one hard customer. This “gadget” fighter appears to do most of his damage when he’s a little further away from his adversary, and if you’re foolish enough to give him that space you’ll be punished harshly. Using telepathy, magic, and teleportation to inflict injury, Fate can use both immediate and time delays attacks, so players will need to be conscious of their surrounds at all times.
The battle speed of Doctor Fate isn’t excellent from the look of the trailer, but that doesn’t appear to be a hindrance as his long range moves are far reaching and will make up for this lack of agility. Fate may also battle up close if players wish to use him as such; sometimes a change in tactic can throw off players so it’s worth testing out his entire battle repertoire. From his introductory scene with Superman, Doctor Fate seems to be again “Supe’s” tyrannical reign, so I’m keen to see how his story plays out in the campaign. It’s important to note that Superman while, practically invulnerable has little resistance to sorcery, so Fate will likely play an important role.
Injustice 2 is set for release on the May 17, 2017 in Australia and will be playable on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It’s also available for pre-order currently with exclusive additional content.