It seems inevitable that Batman will once again throw down with Dictator Superman in the upcoming Injustice sequel, but more interesting than that is a new threat that NetherRealm Studios is cooking up for Batman to tangle with: Brainiac.
NetherRealm cinematic director Dominic Ciancolo recently took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal certain details about the plot for Injustice 2, saying that it takes place right after Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman still finds himself facing threats (even after defeating his world's Superman) such as former members of Superman's regime and a new shadowy group called The Society.
Ciancolo also mentioned that the biggest challenge in developing the story was not repeating the narrative from the first game. While the conflict between Batman and Superman is a central plot point, the development team needed something to propel the story forward, which is why they chose Brainiac as the big bad. After all, few others are arguably more dangerous and powerful than the Man of Steel.
And speaking of dangerous foes, another Superman villain who will be popping up this time around as a playable character will be Darkseid. The villainous alien dictator appears at the end of the trailer as a pre-order incentive, but it's less clear if he's a part of the actual story or not as well.
Injustice 2 is slated for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16. You can check out the latest trailer for the game below.
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