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'Injustice 2': Doctor Fate joins playable roster

By Wade Sheridan
'Injustice 2': Doctor Fate joins playable roster
DC Comics hero Doctor Fate is the latest character announced for developer NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting game sequel "Injustice 2". Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment/Twitter

March 2 (UPI) -- Sorcerer Doctor Fate joins the fight as a new playable character in developer NetherRealm Studios' upcoming DC Comics fighting game sequel, Injustice 2.

Featured Thursday as part of a new gameplay trailer, Fate is seen using his expertise in magic to fight off the likes of Superman, Cyborg and Atrocitus.

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"You once brought hope," Fate declares to Superman before their battle begins. "Justice is blind, not heartless."

Special moves for Fate include his ability to teleport, cast spells and throw his opponents into another dimension as part of his finishing move.

"Sorcerer Kent Nelson wears the Helm of Fate and sees the fate of all mankind, for better or worse," notes the official Twitter account of Injustice 2 alongside the footage.

Other playable characters confirmed for the title include Blue Beetle, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Supergirl, Gorilla Grodd, Aquaman, Darkseid, Swmap Thing, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Cheetah.

The story focuses on the planet-collecting Brainiac setting his sights on earth following the events of the first game that saw heroes and villains choosing sides between Batman and Superman as they waged war against each other.

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Injustice 2 is set to arrive for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on May 16.

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