Gorilla Grodd leads the charge of the supervillains in the upcoming 'Injustice 2' game.

Gorilla Grodd in Injustice 2

Gorilla Grodd in Injustice 2

The DC Comics baddie - who historically has been a major foe of The Flash - is a playable character in the upcoming beat em up title from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios.

A new official trailer released on YouTube, named 'It's Good To Be Bad', has shown how formidable Grodd's combination of super-strength and alien bestowed psychic abilities will be in the title.

After Grodd takes on Green Lantern fans are introduced to an updated Bane and an armored up Captain Cold who is seen destroying Superman and then Scarecrow is seen taking on all-comers with a scythe whip.

At the end of the trailer Darkseid is teased as a playable character if the game is pre-ordered.

'Injustice 2' - the sequel to 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' - will feature a massive roster of DC Comics characters such as Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Atrocitus, Aquaman, Cyborg and Deadshot.

And players will be able to do battle in iconic locations such as Batman's home Gotham City, Metropolis which is protected by Superman and Aquaman's Atlantis kingdom.

Players will be able to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters and take control of how their character looks, fights and develops throughout the game.

The story follows the cinematic tale introduced in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' as Batman works towards rebuilding society while struggling against those who want to restore Superman's regime.

Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, has teased that the title is going to re-define the limits of what a fighting game can be.

Boon said: "In 'Injustice 2', we are introducing new features that will change the way fans play fighting games. We're always interested in pushing the genre forward and allowing players to customise and level-up their favourite DC superheroes and super-villains is a significant leap."

'Injustice 2 arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 16, 2017.