Although NetherRealm Studios has intimated that Injustice 2‘s main baddie is going to be the Superman villain known as Brainiac, as evidenced by a recently released introductory move set trailer, fans shouldn’t be quick to discount the absolute destructive force in the game’s addition of Darkseid. As a matter of fact, just prior to the clip offering a run down of the Lord of Apokolips’ abilities, Darkseid and Brainiac share a few quips with one another, which results in the latter receiving a brutal beat down.

As seen below in the latest trailer for Injustice 2, not only does Brainiac get his comeuppance, but also Wonder Woman and Batman are taken down a peg as well, as Darkseid shows why he’s considered to be one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe. What Darkseid lacks in speed and agility, he more than makes up for with his sheer might and his supernatural prowess, as the majority of his deadliest combos rely on the unpredictability of and power of his Omega Beams.

Of course, while Darkseid is without a doubt one of the most commanding of the DC Universe’s villains, alongside him and the aforementioned Brainiac, Injustice 2 will not have its shortage of baddies. As a matter of fact, NetherRealm Studios recently unveiled who is arguably comic book publisher’s most iconic antagonist–that is, The Joker–as a playable character in the forthcoming fighting game, despite his death in the previous entry.

Taking all of this into consideration, it will be interesting to see if Darkseid goes on to have any bearing on Injustice 2‘s overall narrative in the game’s story mode. As previously mentioned, it appears as if Brainiac has been set up to be the main villain, as evidenced in the title’s final Shattered Alliance trailer, but bearing in mind the absolute awesome force of Darkseid, some might consider it to be wasteful if isn’t at least alluded to in the plot.

Injustice 2 is set to release on May 16, 2017 for PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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