NetherRealm Studios has revealed a new Injustice 2 Brainiac teaser, bringing in the main antagonist of the Injustice 2 story and one of the DC universe’s most prominent villains into the spotlight. The trailer shows Brainiac using a variety of his moves to beat down some of the game’s heroes and villains.
Brainiac is one of those DC characters that has had a variety of origin stories. Originally from the planet of Coru, other origin stories have placed him on Superman’s homeworld of Krypton as a robotic assistant to Superman’s father Jor-El. In either incarnation, he’s one of Superman’s greatest enemies alongside other villains like Zod and Darksied.
Brainiac will be a part of the Injustice 2 story as a fourth side in its major conflict, alongside the villainous Society, Batman’s Insurgency, and the remnants of Superman’s Regime. Brainiac’s existence puts all of Earth at risk (as you’ve seen from the various story trailers), and we see why in the Injustice 2 Brainiac teaser.
In the teaser, Brainiac makes use of a lot of different abilities involving his tentacles, along with drones and lasers. With these he throws around Superman, Green Arrow, and one of the villainous characters, Gorilla Grod, even after Grod is able to smack him around like the Hulk with Loki in The Avengers.
Whatever Brainiac’s intentions for Earth are, it’s definitely going to bring yet another threat to the alternate universe that the Injustice games take place in. Whether the other members of the DC universe are going to be fighting Brainiac, or Alternate Superman’s henchmen, or the Society, the stakes are going to be high.
If you want to see the Injustice 2 Brainiac teaser for yourself, just look further up in the article, and maybe take a look at the game’s story trailers while you’re at it. The game releases May 16 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.