Sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us to be unveiled before E3?
If Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn’t enough of a superhero beatdown for you, you may be in luck. The rumor mill is swirling around news that a sequel to the DC comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us could be announced very soon.
French gaming site Gameblog reports that a source is “confirming” that Injustice 2 will be unveiled any day now. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) begins June 14 in Los Angeles and is the spot where many eagerly anticipated games are announced or unveiled for the first time. Gameblog says the Injustice 2 reveal could come before then, though.
The original Injustice was released in 2013 by NetherRealm Studios, the makers of the Mortal Kombat series. The game took place in an alternate universe where Superman had become the ruler of Earth after a series of tragic losses at the hands of the Joker. Batman brings in the Justice League of the mainstream DC continuity to help him defeat Superman’s reign.
Injustice was a wildly successful fighting game in terms of both sales and critical response. A massive cast of DC characters was assembled for the game, and an impressive voice cast was featured behind the scenes. Of special interest to Arrowverse fans, Stephen Amell actually voiced an unlockable version of Arrow for the game (while actor Alan Tudyk, who stars in NBC’s upcoming DC sitcom Powerless, portrayed the regular Green Arrow). Neal McDonough, who played the evil Damien Darhk throughout Arrow‘s fourth season, lent his voice to the Flash.
Gameblog’s source claims that NetherRealm is behind the sequel as well, using the same game engine used for last year’s Mortal Kombat X. That makes sense, considering the original Injustice ran on a modified version of the game engine from the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot.
Last, but not least, the report states that Injustice 2 will be released on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One in March 2017. That’s not too far from now (in terms of game development), but considering the engine was already in place, it’s entirely feasible that NetherRealm could’ve been working on an Injustice sequel in secret for months now.
If this news is true, hopefully the developers will bring in more Arrowverse actors to voice their in-game counterparts. How great would it be to see Grant Gustin voicing the Flash, not to mention Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost or Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold? Supergirl would be a natural fit for an Injustice sequel, too, and having Melissa Benoist provide her voice would be a real treat for fans.