While someone may have jumped the gun yesterday, today it’s official. The Joker is back for Injustice 2.
This Time, He’s Not Joking Around (I’m Lying, He’s Totally Joking Around)
A French footage reel of Injustice 2 leaked yesterday which featured “Le Joker”. So today, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. games made the player official. SPOILERS FOR INJUSTICE: In the initial Injustice, Superman actually kills The Joker. So it’s intriguing how he’ll be reincorporated into this game. Although, I suppose there’s a chance he isn’t involved in the story at all, and is simply a playable character on the roster.
Today’s Injustice 2 trailer simply shows The Joker battling against Robin. There’s no story tidbits to be had. So it’s entirely possible he isn’t in the story. Here’s the only info we really have on Clown Prince at this point:
“Though killed by Superman, the Joker continues to haunt the lives of all those touched by his madness. By destroying Metropolis, he set the events in motion which made enemies of Superman and Batman. If he were alive to see the chaos he’d created, he would surely be smiling.”
NetherRealm is certainly suggesting he isn’t actually around for the plot of Injustice 2. But I suppose we won’t know for sure until the game released on May 16th.