Developer NetherRealm Studios confirmed earlier this year that longtime Superman nemesis Brainiac is coming to Injustice 2. Today, we get a look at the alien in action, and he’s all tentacles in new gameplay footage of the DC Universe fighting game.
Officially, Brainiac is described as a “megalomaniacal genius who roams the universe, collecting knowledge to increase his intellectual and scientific prowess.” Brainiac is infamous for stealing the capital city of Superman’s home planet of Krypton and, as such, has been at odds with Superman for nearly 60 years now.
In addition to an array of metal tentacles, Brainiac has a handful of other gadgets at his disposal in Injustice 2. He can fire projectiles from offscreen and can even summon a cadre of robotic assistants to immobilize his foes — right before firing a deadly energy beam from his massive spaceship.
Brainiac is one of 28 fighters confirmed for Injustice 2. The fighting game is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16.