Injustice 2 Heats Up With Firestorm's Reveal Trailer

Ostensibly, Firestorm, one of the DC superheroes currently featured on the CW's Legends of Tomorrow, has the ability to transmute any element. But in Injustice 2, he's all about the flames.

In the latest trailer for the hero-on-hero brawler, Firestorm trades blows (and quips) with Green Arrow, Catwoman, and (briefly) the reformed Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. While a couple of Firestorm's other powers appear (mostly flight), this version of Firestorm (much like the one on Legends of Tomorrow) seems to primarily stick to a fire-based power set, flinging flames from his hands and hurtling Street Fighter-esque fireballs at opponents.

While Firestorm's blue-tinged Deathstorm look makes a brief cameo, the trailer (which is heavy on action and light on plot) doesn't make any mention of some of Firestorm's more unique characteristics, including the idea that he's actually two people who merge together to create a single super-powered being. According to the game's official website, the Firestorm in Injustice 2 is the Jason Rusch edition, while his invisible partner is none other than the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Stein. On Legends of Tomorrow, Stein and a different teenager–a former football prodigy named Jefferson Jax–comprise DC's Nuclear Man, while the character's 1978 debut featured Stein and a high school student named Ronnie Raymond.

In addition, Batman foe and Suicide Squad featured player Killer Croc makes a quick appearance after Firestorm hurls Catwoman through the walls of the Batcave. After Catwoman lands in a sewer, Croc knocks the antihero against the sides of the tunnel, giving some hints as to what fans can expect from the environmental attacks in Injustice 2.

The game marks the first appearance of Firestorm in the Injustice franchise, although Croc made a small cameo in the first game. Injustice 2, which is made by the same people who brought you Mortal Kombat X, comes out on May 16 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it drops players into an alternate universe where Superman is bad, Batman is (comparatively good), and everything is incredibly dark—although maybe not quite as disturbing as these shocking moments from mainstream DC comics.