Kombat will live in Injustice 2 beginning next month when Lin Kuei veteran Sub-Zero joins the fray as part of the title’s Fighter Pack 1 DLC.
Sporting a radically new design, Sub-Zero retains many of his signature moves and combos as evidenced by his introductory trailer released yesterday during Ed Boon’s 25-year Mortal Kombat retrospective with Geoff Keighley at E3.
Sub-Zero is a lethal cryomancer and leader of the reformed Lin Kuei clan. When Sub-Zero was younger, the Lin Kuei were corrupted and destroyed from within, staining their honor. Now serving as Grandmaster, Sub-Zero vows to redeem that honor, pledging to defend the realm from threats near, far, and beyond. In the intergalactic menace Brainiac, Sub-Zero sees a threat to all worlds, and perhaps his greatest opportunity for redemption yet.
While Mortal Kombat’s extreme violence will never make its way into a franchise such as Injustice, it’s clever to note the way in which NetherRealm Studios have paid homage to Sub-Zero’s classic Head Rip Fatality. With that in mind, keep an eye on his winning pose — clever, huh?