We're getting closer and closer to the release of Injustice 2, and NetherRealm Studios is sharing more and more of what to expect from the upcoming fighting game sequel. While we've been limited to a few character teasers these past few weeks, new story details have emerged thanks to the "Shattered Alliances" trailer shown off this week. Of course, the trailer does more than give us a hint of what Superman's been up to in the years since his imprisonment, it also hints at new characters and stages we might see this May.

Obviously the trailer doesn't show everything that's happening in Injustice 2's narrative, as NetherRealm doesn't want to spoil the final game for anyone. There's also at least a second video in this series planned, so we're likely to learn more about why Superman is out of his prison, and how the Regime is still functioning after Kal was captured and detained at the end of the first game. We do get some nice introductory chatter though between a few of the characters, which hints at the alliances that have been forged in this alternate DCU.

While he hasn't gotten a full trailer yet, Cyborg does make an brief appearance in this story trailer. He's one of the returning characters from the Injustice, though he looks like he got a bit of a revamped look. He's still clearly a Power User, though it's hard to see what kind of abilities he'll have. One thing we can see however is a hint of Apokolips during Cyborg's short screen time. I can't quite tell if it's an actual stage or if it is part of Cyborg's Super, which somehow might open a portal to that world. With Darkseid appearing as a playable character it makes sense that Apokolips would be a fighting arena, but until we learn more it's impossible to say in what way it will actually appear.

In addition to the new trailer, the Injustice 2 pre-order page has updated to include more details about what's included with the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate editions of the game. Both will get you the core game, but the Digital Deluxe version also includes 3 DLC fighters and a "premier" skin for Supergirl that turns her into Power Girl, complete with new dialogue, look and more. The Ultimate edition comes with all the planned DLC fighters (which will be rolled out in the year following Injustice 2's release), and premier skins for Flash, Green Lantern (who we now know is in the game, and Supergirl. The Flash skin will turn him into Reverse Flash, Green Lantern's turns him into John Stewart (meaning Hal will be the primary version), and Supergirl is again Power Girl.

On top of all that (yes, there is somehow even more), new key art for Injustice 2 was revealed, showing Superman battling a number of characters like Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Blue Beetle and the Flash. If you look closely however, you can see that this is just one part of a larger piece. Gorilla Grodd's arm is visible on the right side of the picture, hinting that he'll be battling another bunch of characters on the next portion. Just how many pieces there are to this visual remains to be seen, but hopefully NetherRealm releases a fully complete version rather than forcing us to try and match individual pieces up as they are released.

Injustice 2 will be out on May 5 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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