The mobile iteration of Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] has been an absolute juggernaut on the App Store, and despite the console version being a top seller I wouldn't be surprised at all if the mobile version vastly outearned its older sibling. Part of the reason is that the mobile Injustice has received a constant stream of updates for the nearly 4 years it's been on the App Store, frequently adding new features and content to continuously keep its large audience of players engaged. While Injustice 2 is now officially in the works for consoles, when word of the sequel originally leaked last summer we thought that might mean a new Injustice for mobile too. However, with Warner Bros. and NetherRealm's update strategy for the original mobile game we weren't sure if a brand new app was in the cards or if it would simply be some more heavy updating to the existing game. Well, it looks like a full-blown new app sequel it is as today Injustice 2 has soft-launched in the Philippines App Store.

I'm still working my way through the early parts of Injustice 2, but right off the bat(man) you can see that the swipe-based fighting mechanics have been upgraded quite a bit over the original game. You still tap-tap-tap to perform basic combos, and swipe to perform lunging attacks, but now you can also do a swipe back+tap to throw a projectile, swipe up to do a jumping attack, or swipe down to do a crouching attack. This is still by no means a traditional fighter, but the mechanics were so tight and fluid in the original Injustice that it was still extremely satisfying to play and much deeper and strategic than it appeared. I'm still warming up to these new mechanics, but one of the things that finally drew me away from my two plus year addiction to Injustice was the improved fighting mechanics in its rival Marvel's game Contest of Champions [Free]. Injustice 2 looks like it's trying to up the combat ante once again, and I'm very excited to see what else lies ahead.

While this is a soft-launch and things will likely be tweaked and changed over the coming weeks, there's still a lot of content in this early version of Injustice 2. Yes, it's free to play out the wazoo, so if that sort of thing turns you off you might hold out for the console version this summer. If you were a fan of the original mobile Injustice though, this looks like an improvement in every way and given the level of support the first game received I'm very likely looking at another multi-year addiction on my hands. We'll keep an eye out for word on an official release, but for now you can read the impressions of other early players in our forums and make yourself a Philippines iTunes account using our guide in order to download Injustice 2 from the link below. Bye bye life!

Philippines iTunes App Store Link: Injustice 2, Free (Universal)

  • macatron

    Can't wait to see some videos of the new combat mechanics. I played WAY too much of the original, but eventually had to tap out because it was becoming an unhealthy obsession. I'm definitely interested in the sequel, but I'm a little worried I'll get sucked in all over again. 🙂

  • UltimateD123

    I'm desperate to download this game, but:

    1). I don't have a desktop

    2). I don't have a payment method that works in the Philippines

    Anyone out there who can help me out?

    • Firedog5698

      The games fun but I don't like the 15 parts for a character system makes people who pay waste tons of money

      • UltimateD123

        I'm not someone who sinks a lot of money into F2P. I'll play consistently and maybe drop some cash if I'm off the weekend and want to put some time into it. I won't take the bait on these ridiculous "sales" for gems or otherwise.

    • 김지 킫밸

      its free and you dont need a payment system because you can just grind until it comes out here.

      • UltimateD123

        After a series of Logins/Logouts from both the App Store and my Settings, I finally got the option to select NONE for payment type. I wasn't see that the first 10 times or so. Only options were MC, VISA, and AMEX. Anywho, it's downloading now so thanks for the input.

      • Nini MC Master

        Did u do something special for that to happend. The none option aint there for me either

    • boydstr

      Is it not possible to buy AppStore cards I am living in the Netherlands and I can buy them almost in every store it's a prepaid card beginning from €15,- to €500,-and the amount is put on your iPhone?

  • Reignmaker

    Right now I'm definitely in the Contest of Champions wheelhouse. However, I'll totally switch over if 1) the combat mechanics can be met or exceeded, and 2) there's less obtrusive F2P garbage than what Kabam shoves down my throat on a regular basis.

    • 8tackOnTit

      CoC seems more responsive/faster vs this version. Using iPhone 6S Plus btw

  • ShelvsHotPencil

    It require an internet connection - I am out

  • Ishaan Patel

    I have an android phone, is there anyway I can get the app at all?

  • Mekklesack

    Amazing!!!

    It looks like the better parts being lifted from the likes of all their fighting games and definitely a few cues from Contest of Champions, primarily in the action department! I'm a fan of everything so far except for the animations on Harley and the hit confirm effects, but like Contest of Champions these things are most likely subject to change.

    They officially have my money this summer. I'm so down for this!

    I'm so excited! I just can't hide it!

    I don't want to lose control, but I think I like it!

  • Sangeet Shukla

    Works offline?

    • TywinTheVile

      No it needs constant connection. Very unfortunate but hacking was huge in the first one so maybe that'll be better this time around.

      • Sangeet Shukla

        Definitely gonna miss playing this one 🙁 🙁

  • boydstr

    The swipe motions feels a little like "cheating"but maybe that has to do that I played the well known fighters on my console with the traditional inputs.

  • Yusuf Yağmur

    Can I play this iphone 5?