By Tommy Robbins. With its May release still looming on the horizon, Tuesday gave us our first substantial look at what the hell will be going on exactly with Injustice 2.

Injustice: Gods Among Us contained a tangled web of alternate realities that ultimately lead to a war between Batman and a tyrannical Superman. With old alliances broken and new bonds forged in the name of war, the justification as to why all our favorite superheroes had to battle head-to-head was adequately established, however impenetrable that justification may have been. These are fighting game after all.

Continuing where its predecessor left off, Injustice 2 plans to thrive in that chaos. Earth hangs in the balance as Superman and Batman continue to butt heads. The trailer shows the all-star cast you’d expect: Superman and Batman are there (to glower, of course) while Supergirl, Robin, Bane, Poison Ivy, and Wonder Woman all make appropriately brawny cameos, highlighting just how malformed their alliances have become. (Also that the fifth Robin, Damain Wayne, has been taking some serious growth hormones.)

(This kid is juicing.) Image: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

A post-trailer stinger announces that Darkseid will be the game’s bonus character for those who preorder. New characters are to be revealed in the weeks between now and the May 16 release, while the currently confirmed roster is being updated as characters are uncovered.

From Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment: Injustice 2  is NetherRealm Studios’ super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Injustice 2  continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime.  In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk. 

‘Injustice 2: Just Try Me’ hits stores (in the face) May 16.