Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have released a new story trailer for Injustice 2 titled ‘The Lines are Redrawn’.
The trailer confirms a few new characters for the game, including the plot’s main villain, Brainiac, as well as Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Robin, and the pre-order exclusive, Darkseid!
With a focus on the duality of these characters, a mystery narrator evaluates several DC Comics favorites, like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
The second game in this series starts after the aftermath of the first game, during which Batman led a resistance against Superman’s tyrannical regime. Injustice: Gods Among Us told us the story of a world where Superman snapped, and used his powers to become not just judge, jury, and executioner over the villains of the DCU, but eventually a dictator, ruling over the world with his fist of steel. In the sequel, Batman is trying to put society back together, but is having to contest with heroes and villains that want to see Superman return to power. The video teases new allegiances, with former allies such as Batman and Robin facing off in battle as enemies.
We got brief shots of Superman killing the Joker after the death of Lois Lane, who is pregnant. In the 2013 Injustice comics, we saw Joker trick Superman into thinking that his pregnant wife is ultra-powerful villain Doomsday.
In the end, Brainiac is revealed to be the narrator of the story. From the trailer, it looks like Brainiac wants to thin the herd of super-powered individuals on Earth before he comes to take over, and that will be the primary impetus for them to go at each other once again.
Injustice 2 release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017. Read our first look discussion here – Injustice 2.
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