When Injustice 2 was announced, it was clear that things would be even better than before. Yet a surprise that was revealed early-on was the fact that Darkseid, the evil god of the world known as Apokolips, would be coming to the game as a pre-order bonus character. Though curious (for reasons we’ll explain later) it got a lot of people excited for the DC Comics fighting game. And if this new trailer for Darkseid is any indication, fans are about to get even more excited.
What’s important for Injustice 2 isn’t just that it has the characters to make the roster feel real, the characters have to act like the character we know and love from the comics. A few exceptions are allowed of course, because of the games storyline, but a majority need to act a certain way. For Darkseid, he’s a god, and he always considers whoever he’s facing beneath him. The new gameplay trailer certainly reflects that mentality.
I mean, just look at him, he has a nonchalant stance, because he knows people can’t stand up to him. When he needs to create some distance? He backhands you! Plus, he’s annoying via his Omega Beams because they can bend and twist and hit you from every angle. This is the power of a god, and it’s a good thing that Injustice 2 is portraying him as such.
Now, you may be wondering why this is curious that he is in the game as a pre-order character. Well, Darkseid is considered one of the greatest villains in the DC Universe, so it’s inevitable in a way that he’ll be the main villain of a game. That means it’s a bit odd that he’s coming to the sequel and likely won’t have a part in the main story. Maybe he’ll be teased as coming next?
Regardless, Darkseid and a plethora of DC Comics characters will be in Injustice 2 when it arrives on May 16th.