Mortal Kombat fans were given a double dose of nostalgia today as NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon did a 25-year anniversary retrospective on the bloody series. To coincide with this discussion, a new trailer was released showing the first guest character for Injustice 2, aptly being MK’s other poster boy, Sub Zero. He joins Red Hood as the second post launch character to be released for the comic book fighting game.
This version of Sub Zero is very similar to his MKX counterpart, but with a few new additions. He’s got his fan-favorite ground freeze from the third instalment of Mortal Kombat, except without the goofy tripping animation.
But the coolest (get it) addition to his Injustice 2 moveset are ice clone attacks that are reminiscent of Noob’s shadow clone attacks. For those that are unfamiliar with the lore, the original Sub Zero was killed and then was resurrected as a wraith. And of course, that undead warrior was the hidden character with the strange name, Noob Saibot (it’s the names of his creator backwards).
Injustice 2 is no stranger to ice based characters with Captain Cold, but Sub Zero’s ability to change frost into melee weapons makes him feel very different. Along with a really awesome supermove and win pose, this MK alumni is looking to be like a good choice for a main. Here’s hoping that Subbie’s gear will pay homage to the different looks and incarnations that he’s had in the last 25 years.
While no specific date has been given for the ice ninja’s release, it will be some time in July. To purchase Sub Zero for the PS4 or Xbox One, you either have to buy the season pass ($39.99 USD) or fighter pack 1 ($19.99 USD) as the DLC characters are not yet available to purchase one at a time. Either way, here’s a trailer showing off the Jim Lee designed cryomancer in all his scaly glory: