New Injustice 2 video shows how gear will influence gameplay

NetherRealm has uploaded yet another new video for Injustice 2, but unlike the previous character spotlights and story-focused trailers, this video takes a more technical approach, showing how the gear players collect through gameplay will affect their favorite DC fighters.

While gear in Injustice 2 will naturally alter a character’s appearance, it will also affect various stats such as strength and health. Certain pieces of gear can also grant other benefits such as reducing the amount of damage a character suffers from stage transitions or even granting access to special gear-specific attacks. Many higher-end gear pieces are also part of larger sets and wearing multiple gear items from the same set grants additional perks as well.

Players will be able to take the gear system for a spin themselves when Injustice 2 launches on May 16 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.