‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ getting GOTY edition, will come to Xbox One, PS4

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Sometimes it pays to be late to the party.

Confirmed today via Twitter by tipster lifelower is the fact that an Injustice: Gods Among Us game of the year edition is in the works for a total of seven platforms. The game will release on the three consoles it first released on (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U) as well as PC and PlayStation Vita…and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, in a bit of a surprise move.

That means anyone who sat out the game in its first round – perhaps waiting for a re-release just such as this one – will not only be able to pick it up with, most likely, each new fighter released via DLC included on the disc, but on your shiny new next-gen consoles as well. Whether those versions include anything besides a graphical tweaking – and, for that matter, whether Injustice will actually garner any GOTY awards in a year that’s seen games like BioShock: Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us hit store shelves – remains to be seen.

Injustice: Gods Among Us, released in April, is the latest fighting game from Mortal Kombat creators NetherRealm Studios. Injustice puts players in the midst of a version of the DC Universe in which Superman rules the world with an iron fist alongside heroes like Wonder Woman and the Flash, opposed by a team led by other heroes like Batman and Green Arrow (with a few villains thrown into the mix for good measure). The game earned healthy sales and generally positive reviews.

There’s no indication of a release date just yet, but given the fact that it’s coming to next-gen consoles, sometime this holiday season seems like a pretty safe bet.

Any of you latecomers thinking of picking up Injustice on next-gen consoles? Let us know in the comments.

Matt Liparota is a news reporter and editor for Stick Skills and professional newspaper designer working in Madison, Wis. Playing games his entire life has engendered an unabashed love of the industry, flaws and all. He'll try almost any kind of game at least once and also enjoys long walks on the beach, puppies and fine cheeses. Follow him on Twitter @mrliparota.