NetherRealm Studios‘ forthcoming fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us is a DC Comics fan’s dream — a chance to put the smack down on some of the DC universe’s most reviled super villians. Or conversely it’s an opportunity for a role reversal — a chance to play as the Joker and really beat the crap out of Batman.

As the game’s roster continues to grow — in the lead-up to the game’s April 16th release date — the reveals of new characters has become a three-fold process. First a leak suggests a new character is on his or her way to Injustice: Gods Among Us, then NetherReam confirms the news with either a verbal announcement or screenshots, and then a trailer is released.

In the case of the most recent addition, Lex Luthor, we have reached the third phase of the process — the trailer reveal — however, in this case, the footage of Luthor in action is relatively short. Check out the trailer above.

Earlier in the month it was discovered that both Lex Luthor and Bane were joining the fold, and while Bane is still waiting for his turn to shine, we can more clearly see how NetherRealm envisioned Luthor.

Since this is a fighting game, one that requires balance, Lex Luthor is rocking a very involved mechanical suit, presumably to better match him against the likes of Superman or Wonder Woman.

Lex Luthor Injustice Gods Among Us Trailer

Along with providing our first glimpse at Lex Luthor in action, the trailer also teases a grander story, something we’ve been wondering about since Injustice was announced. Mortal Kombat 9 was able to take a fighting game and outfit it with a pretty engaging story, and we expect that NetherRealm is looking to do the same thing with Injustice.

Ed Boon has even teased a grander narrative, one that presumably explains why all these heroes and villains are occupying the same space and fighting each other. But what we really want to know is why Superman isn’t just beating everyone.

What do you think of NetherRealm’s design for Lex Luthor? Who would win in a fight: Lex Luthor or The Joker?

Injustice: Gods Among Us releases April 16, 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

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