If you were a fan of NetherRealm Studios’ DC-fighter “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” then you should be happy to hear that the highly-anticipated sequel now has an official release-date. NetherRealm Studios officially announced May 16, 2017 as the release-date for “Injustice 2,” the announcement was made on social-media earlier today.

Tweets were sent out early Saturday afternoon, both by the official account of the game and from the game’s director Ed Boon. The Tweet from the studio read, “It’s happening! The release date for Injustice 2 in the Americas!”, while Ed Book just shared a photo of the text “i2-05-16-17”. The game will be a pretty straight-forward sequel to the hit game “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” which allowed players to fight with (and against) a few of their favourite DC characters. The new title promises a giant selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains for players to personalize with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game.

This means that, for the first time, players will be able to customize how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes. The new installment will expand on the previous title’s battles, allowing players to earn gear to equip, customize and level-up their favourite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. The gear promises to meaningfully impact not only how these characters look, but also how they fight. Players will also be able to choose from the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game, from classic fan favourites such as Batman, Superman, Supergirl, The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle, to new villains like Atrocitus, Gorilla Grodd and Deadshot.

Injustice 2 will also continue the story that began with the first game “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. Players will watch as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together, but struggle against those who would restore Superman’s Regime. The studio teases, “In the midst of this chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s very existence at risk”.

The game was built by the same studio that created the best-selling and critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat reboot, “Injustice 2” will release in May 2017 for the PS4 and the Xbox One. You can grab the original game in an ULTIMATE EDITION for about $19 on Amazon.com if you never played it, “Injustice 2” is available for pre-order.