Now that we’re aware the Joker will make his presence known in Injustice 2 and is bringing his officially licensed Suicide Squad coat from Hot Topic along with him, our attention turns toward one of the other prominent villains to inhabit the DC Universe – that, of course, being none other than Darkseid.
Seeing as how he’s one of my favorite baddies period, I’m quite happy to see the ruler of Apokolips being integrated into this series, barring background appearances or an inclusion in the mobile game. Really, for the most part, we regard the console games and the prequel comics as being canonical.
To be honest, the footage provided shows that the folks at NetherRealm Studios certainly got the character’s demeanor down pat, conveying an air about him that is regal, yet exudes his disgust for others. Furthermore, I get the impression that he has better things to do than engaging in the fight at hand.
Still, we wonder what the exact parameters of his involvement entail as he’s known to be more powerful than Brainiac, whom we assume to be the game’s big bad – but maybe his character description can provide some clues:
“A being of pure hate incarnate, the lord of Apokolips Darkseid demands the total subjugation of all existence. His merciless obsession has left a wake of suffering and obliteration as he seeks the Anti-Life Equation. With his invincible body, limitless strength, army of Parademons, and the annihilating power of his Omega Beams make him not only a threat to this world, but to every world within reach.”
Injustice 2 arrives in stores on May 16.