We're pretty sure that Injustice 2 has gone gold. We haven't heard any kind of official statement from creative director Ed Boon or NetherRealm Studios, but Ed Boon did give us a not-so-subtle hint, as he so loves to do. Just take a look at his Twitter profile:
I mean, we're not saying it's confirmed, but it's pretty much confirmed. So what does it even mean when a video game "goes gold?" That basically means that development on the game has wrapped up, and it's finally reached its "retail" state. The game is pretty much finished, and the build that NetherRealm has just compiled is basically the build that you'll be playing when you get your hands on the game on May 16.
So we have a little less than four weeks for NetherRealm to keep working on DLC, get the netcode just right, and get all of their fancy collector's editions manufactured and ready to hit shelves. What this also means is there's a chance that this game makes it to stores in the coming weeks, and there's the danger that someone, somewhere, will break the street date.
These past two years have been full of leaks in the gaming industry. Not even Nintendo was safe, as a Nintendo Switch made it into a regular dude's house weeks before the system released to the public. Hopefully we won't have to spend days on end with our hands over our eyes lest the cinematic campaign gets spoiled.
These four weeks are going to go very quickly, though. Don't worry. Tomorrow NetherRealm will debut the final episode of Shattered Alliances, which will finally shine a revealing spotlight on Brainiac, and hopefully give us some idea of what his role will be in the game. Will we actually get to see him fighting? We'd be surprised if there aren't at least three more Watchtower livestreams between now and launch as well, so we'll probably get to see a few of our favorite heroes and villains show off with some high-level gameplay.
If these images mean what we think they do, then congratulations to everyone at NetherRealm. You guys have done a hell of a job marketing a game that we're sure that you -- and more important the fans -- will be really proud of!