Cheetah Makes Her Brutal Introduction into Injustice 2
Cheetah was officially announced as one of the newest female additions to the Injustice franchise about a month ago, but this is the first time we really get to see what she can do in the game. And guys, she is out for some Amazon blood. Despite Wonder Woman’s declaration that hers won’t be so easily obtained, the trailer below says otherwise…
The most epic battle between good and evil rages on in Injustice 2. Batman may have emerged as the ultimate victor against Superman’s Regime in the previous game, but new threats to Earth begin to arise, redrawing the line that defines ally and foe.
Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
Cheetah, aka British archeologist Barbara Ann Minerva, is Wonder Woman’s most prominent foe. When Minerva was first introduced in the comics, her passion for archaeology was what led her to seek out a tribe in Africa who utilizes a female guardian with the powers of a cheetah. Through a series of harrowing events, the plant god Urzkartaga grants Minerva immortality and the power of the cheetah. Unfortunately for her, this becomes for a curse than a gift. Transforming back to her human form causes severe pain, and her cheetah form causes her to feel blood-thirsty euphoria.
According to the video game’s website, “Minerva betrayed Wonder Woman to claim the powers of a god, she was unaware that she would be cursed to live a life transformed as the Cheetah. She now uses her primal powers to take revenge against Wonder Woman, drawing her out of hiding in hopes of bringing about her doom.”
Minerva makes a brief appearance in the comic book spin-off of the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. However, Injustice 2 will be the first time she gets to sharpen her claws against the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, and so on.