A poster supposedly sent to Gamestop managers features Batman and The Flash brawling and seems to confirm the existence of NetherRealm Studio’s Injustice 2.
NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll the last few years. The company successfully rebooted the Mortal Kombat franchise with a return to form and also brought DC superheroes to the battle arena in Injustice: Gods Among Us. The DC fighter hooked previous-gen console owners and developed quite a following, which justified ports to the current systems. After months of rumors, it seems like the inevitable sequel is finally being confirmed.
Reports have suggested that NetherRealm was working on a followup to Injustice for a while and the game’s creator, Ed Boon, even changed his avatar to a cryptic II. Fans were divided whether it was a reference to a sequel to Injustice or a follow up to the Mortal Kombat reboot, but the latest leak seems to confirm that those in the comic book camp were correct.
An anonymous source leaked a the above poster to Polygon this morning, which seems to confirm the existence of Injustice 2. According to the source, the posters were sent to Gamestop managers and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis for customers who pre-order the sequel. As expected, the posters are apparently in limited supply and will only be available while supplies last.
The poster itself doesn’t offer many details about the game, nor does it indicate the available platforms. The image depicts Batman and The Flash in a showdown (we all know who would win that fight though, right? #TeamFlash).
In addition to the two Justice League members, the poster also sports a tagline…
“Every battle defines you.”
The tagline isn’t a reference to any major comic story lines as far as our memories serve, but it is likely a reference to whatever is going down in the game’s story mode. If Batman and The Flash are truly at the center of the action, then it’s possible that the campaign will draw inspiration from the Flashpoint mini-series. Considering Telltale just announced a summer release for its Batman game as well, it seems like a good week for the Caped Crusader.
The green glowing on Batman seems strange and may suggest the presence of Kryptonite or a nearby Green Lantern. That said, The Flash is also glowing a bit, so it may not have much significance, aside from looking cool. Either way, fans are sure to learn more about the game at E3 2016 next week. It seems like a safe bet that the game will be officially announced with a cinematic teaser trailer and pre-orders will open immediately.
What do you hope to see out of a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us? Let us know in the comments.
Injustice 2 has yet to be officially revealed.