The Joker is Officially Returning in Injustice 2

NetherRealm Studios officially revealed the return of The Joker in Injustice 2.

The final character slot for Injustice 2 has been filled by the Clown Prince of Crime. The most famous comic book villain is returning as a playable fighter in Injustice 2, and NetherRealm has released a gameplay trailer showing off his moves.

The Joker is the reason the whole Injustice universe is as it is. Tricking Superman into killing his own wife, unborn child, and destroying all of Metropolis is what sent Man of Steel on his murderous rampage. The Joker would be the first to die under Superman’s new regime, and was killed at the very beginning of Injustice: Gods Among Us. It is currently unknown how¬†Joker returns to the world of living. He could have been resurrected, or maybe this Joker is from a different dimension similar to Green Arrow in Injustice 2. We’ll have to wait and see.

Joker, like all returning characters, plays similarly to his Injustice: Gods Among Us counterpart. He still uses his knife, crowbar, and party tricks to beat and trick his opponents. He does come with plenty of new toys, including an electrifying super move. His new look appears to be a mish-mash of Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad and Troy Baker’s Joker from Batman: Arkham Origins.

Injustice 2 is out May 16 on PS4 and Xbox One. A total of 28 characters will be playable at launch (29 if you get the pre-order character, Darkseid).