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If you're wondering when Injustice 2 will finally be ready for prime time, the developers have offered up a not-too-subtle hint via social media.
If you read ever-so-carefully between the lines, it appears that the message Boon is trying to convey is that Injustice 2 will arrive on May 16. It's kind of like one of those Magic Eye puzzles from back in the day. You have to get really, really close to the image, sort of let your eyes cross and, as you step further away, the hidden message finally reveals itself. We feel kind of like Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code for figuring that one out.
You might argue that this is the date NetherRealm simply plans on revealing more info about Injustice 2. Maybe that's the date they're doing a big event with a final character reveal, trailer blowout, and a date announcement, right? While possible, May 16 falls on a Tuesday- the typical launch day for games here in the U.S. Plus, that's still several months off, so with a launch date out in the open, we're expecting the studio to go full tilt into regular updates and character reveals leading up to the launch.
We haven't heard much from Injustice 2 since vE3 2016, which puts the game's launch at nearly a year out from the last time we went hands on with it. Since the game played great even back then, though, that means we've got high hopes for the final product.
If you missed out on the first Injustice and you like fighting games, you should really give it a try. Coming from the folks responsible for Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm knows how to show off powerful characters doing powerful things. The best part is that, rather than just bolt the DC Comics characters onto the Mortal Kombat frame, they actually built something of a unique fighting system that's fun to learn and full of interesting ideas. The game also popularized environmental elements, which have since made their way back into the Mortal Kombat games. Finally, much like those more recent MK games, the original Injustice actually had a really good campaign mode with a gritty, yet fun story that brought all of these characters together seamlessly and even explained why, in the fighting game, you might have one Batman fighting another Batman.
We're looking forward to seeing more of what Injustice 2 has to offer. And thanks to Boon's cleverly disguised Twitter puzzle, we now know that, in just a few months, we can all play it for ourselves.