INJUSTICE 2 - the 'super-powered' sequel to the DC Super Heroes hit from Warner Bros - will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios.
It will feature "a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters".
"In Injustice™ 2, we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games," said Ed Boon, the studio's creative director.
"We're always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customise and level-up their favourite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains is a significant leap."
"Expanding the DC Universe in games continues to be one of our top priorities, and Injustice 2 showcases amazing gameplay and an original story to bring the characters to life for players," said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title's larger-than-life showdowns.
Every battle defines you in a game where players personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game.
For the first time gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman's regime.
In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth's existence at risk.
Players can play from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favourites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Aquaman, to astonishing new villains like Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd.
Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.
To celebrate the announcement of Injustice 2, fans who have downloaded the hugely successful Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game can unlock the Injustice 2 versions of Superman and Aquaman through the in-game Challenge Modes.
Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game is available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.