Injustice 2 Atom DLC Character Revealed in Gameplay Trailer

Injustice 2 got a character gameplay reveal trailer for Atom. The video shows off Atoms powers of changing size, and it translates pretty well into a fighting game. There’s no information on when exactly the Atom DLC will launch, but he’s not a part of Fighter Pack 2.

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Injustice 2 Atom DLC Character Revealed in Gameplay Trailer
Injustice 2 Atom DLC Character Revealed in Gameplay Trailer

NetherRealm Studios has revealed a pretty unexpected addition to the Injustice 2 roster, through their standard gameplay trailer – Atom. I say unexpected, because there hasn’t been any mention of him until recently. He isn’t a part of the Fighter Pack 2; that DLC contains Raiden, Black Manta, and Hellboy. The announcement of Atom doesn’t include any release date, but ComicBook claims that he will be a part of Fighter Pack 3, which should come out some time in December.

What the gameplay trailer does show us aplenty is, well, the gameplay. While the video is much shorter than usual, it still does a fantastic job of showing Atom’s powers off. He enters the arena from the size of a cell, and quickly increases in size as he approaches the enemy. Now, Atom’s main ability is changing his size, not unlike Ant Man from the Marvel universe. His powers allow for some pretty cool fights. The thing is, Atom can keep his normal strength even when he shrinks, because science babble. Therefore, changing his size allows him to build up momentum, while delivering a blow with the same strength of a normal-sized man. Also, Atom can increase in size above normal, and squish enemies under his fist.

Now, who the hell is Atom, anyway? Well, the version we see in Injustice 2 is Ryan Choi, who is the successor of the original Atom, Ray Palmer. Palmer was Choi’s mentor, and he has gone missing. So, Ryan puts on the Atom suit in order to find his old friend and save the world through quantum shrinking technology, because of course. No comic book science babble is complete without a quantum something.

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