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Brainiac Takes Over In Fifth Shattered Alliances Trailer


NetherRealm has released yet another ‘Shattered Alliances’ story trailer for Injustice 2, this time centering on Brainiac and his efforts to destroy Earth and Superman. While we have known about Brainiac’s inclusion in the story since January, this is the first time fans have gotten a look at his motivations and his role in the larger narrative. You can check out the full trailer down below.

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As with previous trailers, Shattered Alliances Part 5 is full of tidbits for fans to put together. The trailer starts with Brainiac’s invasion of Earth, as we see Supergirl hanging out with Wonder Woman and Black Adam, warning them about Brainiac, and saying that they need to find her cousin Kal-El. This is a pretty big moment, as it shows that Kara is in league with the Regime, at least at the beginning of the game, and that she knows about the danger Brainiac poses to Earth.

We later find out that this is because Brainiac was responsible for the destruction of Krypton, and he sees Superman’s escape as an oversight that must be corrected. Judging by the trailer, it appears he isn’t aware of Kara’s escape from the dying planet, which may come into play later in the story.

Later in the trailer, we get a glimpses of a battle between Brainiac and the combined efforts of Batman and Superman. It isn’t known how those two team-up, but planetary extinction tends to break down some barriers. There’s not a whole lot of Brainiac gameplay shown in the trailer, but it seems like he will have some long limbs thanks to his metal tentacles, and possible a long-range command grab. Knowing NetherRealm, we should see a gameplay trailer for the character relatively soon.

Injustice 2’s previous trailers have shown off Gorilla Grodd’s villainous society, which you can look at here, as well as a gameplay trailer for Catwoman, which you can see here. Injustice 2 is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 16.


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