Injustice: Gods Among Us promises big things from it's upcoming release in April. Set in a distopian version of the DC Universe, we've known since inception that a New Regime was coming, and that it was probably led by Superman.

Thanks to the latest trailer from DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, we now have a more vivid impression of exactly why the worlds greatest heroes have become its greatest threat!

The "Death of Metropolis" story mode trailer [above] is packed with details; elaborating on the heart wrenching backstory being told simultaneously by DC Comics, in the official Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book.

Superman and his allies are set to take control when The Joker succeeds in manipulating The Man of Steel into breaking his one golden rule. The elaborate plot sees Lois Lane suffer a grim demise, her fate directly tied to that of the destroyed city of tomorrow - Metropolis!

Batman and his team of rebels will be forced to clash with the greatest heroes turned tyrant! Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Arrow and Hawkgirl appear to be among the Regime figures he'll face; joined by a motley crew of bedfellows: Green Arrow, Cyborg, Lex Luthor and Harley Quinn.

The trailer features multiple unrevealed details, including; extensive story mode video sequences, background arenas (such as Themyscira), additional costumes for Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Wonder Woman and more, and some surprising character details, as well.

Green Lantern Hal Jordan looks set to succumb to the yellow element of fear, seen wearing the symbol and colour of the fear wielding Sinestro Corps. The villain from which the yellow corps take their name (Sinestro) is one of the many characters identified in previous reviews of the story mode. A yellow clad figure discarding Batman's cowl may suggest many things, possibly The Dark Knight's own acquistion of a yellow ring of fear.

Allegiances will be made to be broken when Injustice: Gods Among Us arrives for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & Nintendo WiiU in April [16th (US), 17th (AU), 19th (EU)].

You can take a closer look at the majority of the confirmed cast in recently released character render images [full story]. Discuss characters, plot, comics and more on the DC Universe Injustice forum.