Injustice 2 seeks to not only continue the intriguing story set in a world very different from the DC Universe we know but crank up the epic combat between some of the greatest comic characters ever made. Since Superman was the villain of the first Injustice game, it should not be surprising that the next main antagonist is one who poses just as big a threat: Brainiac.

A classic DC Comics villain in every way, Brainiac is a consumer of knowledge and of worlds. He seeks power and intelligence above all else and is never afraid to destroy any who gets in his way. In Injustice 2, he’s setting his sights on Earth, and all life is in danger because of it.

A new gameplay trailer has released that shows off some of the moves you can expect from Brainiac. not surprisingly, he uses a wide array of technology to do his bidding, some of which is in his very own body. He uses extensions of his body to strike foes, bring them close, or to do combo attacks for maximum damage. And when all else fails, he fires a giant laser at them. Why? Because when you have a giant ship that has a laser, why wouldn’t you fire it?

Story wise, aside from trying to conquer Earth, Brainiac feels that he has an incomplete mission he must finish. He took out Krypton, and Supergirl has seen his destruction first hand, and so when he realizes that both she and Kal-El (Superman) have survived his rampage, he desires nothing more than to permanently end the human and Kryptonian race. This forces alliances and allegiances to shift, and a power struggle to be reborn as both Batman and Superman must fight for not only survival but against extinction.

Injustice 2 comes to Xbox One and PS4 on May 16th.

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