NetherRealm dropped the first tidbits of the story for Injustice 2 into our laps today. The trailer runs at over two and half minutes, but I still feel like I have no idea what the hell is going on. But we do have a villain!
“The Game’s Core Conflict – Batman versus Superman – Had to Remain Front and Center.”
The game picks up right where the original Injustice left off. Batman has defeated Superman and The Man of Steel is in chains. However, allies of Krypton’s son are everyone – and Batman had better be watching his back:
Dominic Ciancolo, Cinematic Director at NetherRealm Studios, had this to say about the plot:
“With many of his allies either victims of, or collaborators with, Superman’s failed regime, Batman faces this dangerous world short of help. That’s why he’s brought together a new squad of Super Heroes. When Earth is invaded and threatened with destruction, Batman and his new team are thrust into action!”
“This dangerous world” is made even more dangerous with the introduction of Brainiac:
“There are few in the DC universe that could top “Dictator Superman” as a foe for Batman. The challenges don’t come much bigger than a determined Man of Steel. But in Brainiac, Batman faces a challenge like none he’s faced before.
Brainiac possesses superior intelligence, impossibly advanced technology, and inexhaustible resources. The overwhelming threat he poses to Earth forces Batman to question everything he knows. It also makes him consider crossing lines he’d vowed to never cross…”
The trailer definitely has a very ominous tone to it. And you know things are going bad for our Caped Crusader when even Robin is at his throat. Checkout the new trailer below. Injustice 2 lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16th.