A new trailer for Injustice 2 has been released. They just keep them coming steadily, don’t they? This time around, it’s a gameplay trailer for Scarecrow, and it’s just as nightmarish and surreal as you’d expect. Most of his special moves revolve around the effects of Scarecrow’s fear gas and how it plays with the mind of the opponent.
Scarecrow begins his fights by releasing his fear gas and transforming from a guy in a gas mask and lab coat into the nightmarish creature we know and love. He uses a huge sickle on a chain for a lot of his attacks, and it just looks so vicious, savage and overall very unsettling. Of course, thanks to the mind tricks of the fear gas, he’s capable of a lot of surreal stuff. It ranges from benign teleporting behind the enemy or summoning a swarm of bugs to duplicating himself and quartering the opponent. He can also breathe fear gas into the opponent’s face for good measure.
His ultimate move is where the real nightmare begins. Scarecrow tears open a portal and drags the opponent in. Inside, we see that Scarecrow is now gigantic, and he proceeds to smash the enemy into the ground several times. Finally, he slams the opponent into a grave marked with their name. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
If there’s anyone reading this who doesn’t know what Dr. Crane, aka Scarecrow, is all about, here’s a quick quote from the website to get you up to speed.
Scarecrow plays on the fears of the unknown to inflict terror on his victims. An anarchist obsessed with using chemistry and psychology to spread and study fear. He joins the Society in order to sow panic on a global scale.
Oh, and one interesting bit of trivia: the Injustice 2 Scarecrow is voiced by non other than Robert Englund, famous for his role of nightmare master Freddy Krueger. That’s some clever casting right there.
Injustice 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, starting with May 16th. There’ll also be a companion app for both Android and iOS.