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Injustice 2 is finally set to launch later this year and, when it does, the battle between DC superheroes and villains will continue. Based on what we're seeing in the game's latest story trailer, former allies are still at each other's throats, enemies are uniting and the battle is as fierce as ever.
If there's one thing the team at NetherRealm absolutely nailed in the original Injustice game, it was the game's campaign. Sure, the roster was great, the fighting was fun and there were a bunch of extra bells and whistles to occupy your time with but, when a fighting game nails its narrative, we tend to take notice.
That story looks to continue in Injustice 2, where the heroes and villains of two DC timelines are still trying to cope with the outcome of their universes colliding. We start off with a stark image of Superman in chains, Batman keeping too close a watch over Gotham city and Supergirl and Wonder Woman in the midst of a heated battle in the midst of what looks like a destroyed city.
The original Injustice went to some pretty dark places, with a rather twisted tale of Superman seeking revenge and what happens to the balance of power when the world's mightiest hero is no longer concerned with anyone but himself. Obviously, quite a few feuds were forged, and those battle lines will remain in place once Injustice 2 launches.
The newest trailer shares a few reminders of key plot points from the original Injustice and, in case you haven't played it yet, we'll leave the trailer to do the spoiling. Consider yourself warned. As for what we can expect out of Injustice 2, it looks like Brainiac is stepping in to cause some serious trouble. His whole shtick seems to be that he's tired of seeing the lines blurred in this world of heroes and villains and wants to "redraw" them; which is a pretty rad reference to comics in general.
According to a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, Batman and his cohorts are busy trying to thwart a new enemy group known as The Society while still attempting to wrangle Superman's minions who need to be brought to justice. Throwing Brainiac into that mix seems like a good way to turn a bad day worse.
Everything we've seen on Injustice 2 up to this point seems fantastic. The new tweaks to the fighting system and those upgrades you can equip should offer a cool twist, while it's nice to see that a big focus is still being put on the narrative. To see how it all turns out, look for Injustice 2 to drop on May 16.