According to a new report, Injustice: Gods Among Us 2 is currently in development at NetherRealm Studios, and is aiming for a March 2017 release window.
2015 was quite a big year for NetherRealm Studios, as the developer managed to defy expectations by releasing the mega-successful Mortal Kombat X. With the critical and commercial success of one Mortal Kombat title under its belt, it wouldn’t have been a big surprise for NetherRealm’s next game to be another Mortal Kombat entry. However, if a new report is to be believed, it looks like the developer will be revisiting the DC comic book world for its next title.
According to a new report from Gameblog.fr, NetherRealm is currently developing a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, which currently has the working title of Injustice: Gods Among Us 2. The report states a source familiar with the game and studio revealed that an announcement is coming very soon, possibly even before E3 2016.
Gods Among Us 2 is said to be currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is aiming for a March 2017 release window. Furthermore, given that the Injustice sequel is likely to follow its predecessor’s fighting game footsteps, the game will also utilize Mortal Kombat X‘s game engine. As for what the story will entail, nothing has been revealed, but given how dark the first Injustice title was, don’t be surprised if the story in Gods Among Us 2 is cut from the same cloth.
As part of the lead-up to the first Injustice game, a prequel comic series was released, and seeing as how the comics helped flesh out the game’s story, there’s no reason for NetherRealm not to do this again should the rumors of an Injustice sequel turn out to be true.
Having said all that, nothing has been confirmed by NetherRealm or Warner Bros at the time of writing, therefore this Injustice sequel news should be taken with a grain of salt. But given how strong Injustice reviews were, and the fact that NetherRealm has operated on a two-year cycle for every one of its new games since the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that an Injustice sequel may indeed be currently in development.
With E3 2016 just a few weeks away and an announcement expected very soon, we won’t have to wait long to find out whether Injustice: Gods Among Us 2 is real, or nothing more than a mere rumor.