A new poster for Injustice 2 showcases playable character Brainiac. With just about every major villain from DC Comics already on display, Injustice 2 will also allow players to control the Superman villain. In just one month, the sequel to the smash game Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released for consoles and mobile devices and allow players to command their favorite heroes and villains in fierce combat. Over the past few months, details on the game have been steadily released, with new looks and trailers coming weekly. And while superheroes like The Flash and Firestorm will of course be playable, DC and Warner Bros. Interactive Games are putting their supervillains front and center.
Within the game, alliances and cabals will be formed in an effort to take down our heroes. Powerhouses like Black Adam and Gorilla Grodd will lead the charge, but plenty of other factions have been teased. Mirroring the upcoming DCEU film, the Gotham City Sirens look to be making an appearance in the game thanks to a new trailer. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman villain Cheetah and Batman rogues Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have made their presence known in some recent gameplay trailers. Now, one of Superman's greatest foes will be joining the game.
WB Interactive Games released a poster earlier signaling that Brainiac 5, the Kryptonian supercomputer turned tech-based villain, will be joining the game. While a trailer is said to be arriving Friday, the poster gives us a good idea of the character's new design.
It stays fairly faithful to the comics, with the armored Injustice look actually fitting Brainiac quite well. We can also clearly see him battling Wonder Woman, possibly teasing they'll be facing off in the upcoming trailer. With the addition of Brainiac, most every major rogue from the comics has entered the game.
One big exception is Darkseid, who was teased at the end of a recent trailer. Likely, the minds behind the marketing of the game are saving his big reveal for their last bit of promotion before the game releases. In the meantime, fans have more than enough looks at the rogues of the game to hold them over.
So far, the marketing has been helping build excitement for the game. Each new release is met with tons of buzz on social media, with WB giving various popular players and sites access to early versions of the game to drum up anticipation. Hopefully, it will all pay off and Injustice 2 will outpace its predecessor. With just a month to go until release, we should know soon enough.
Injustice 2 comes to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 16, 2017.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment