The leader of the revered Lin Kuei clan and powerful cryomancer Sub-Zero is now available to play in Injustice 2 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For DC fans perhaps unaware of his origins, Sub-Zero hails from NetherRealm Studios’ own Mortal Kombat series and is generally considered, along with Scorpion, to be the beat ’em up series’ poster child.
Revealed as one of three DLC characters included in Injustice 2‘s Fighter Pack 1 add-on, Sub-Zero joins Captain Cold in channeling the power of ice as a potent combat ability, although the former has no need of guns to conjure the element, it spews forth directly from his limbs. Indeed, besides being able to freeze and stop opponents in their tracks, Sub-Zero’s able to form crude swords made entirely of ice as well as use its slippery qualities to traverse the arena at a deceptively fast pace. Check out his intimidating moveset for yourselves in the video above.
In order to gain access to Injustice 2‘s latest roster addition right now, you’ll need to have purchased the aforementioned Fighter Pack 1, otherwise, you’ll need to wait roughly a week for the character to be released as a standalone download for $6. Fighter Pack 1, on the other hand, is $20 and includes previous arrival Red Hood, as well as the unreleased Starfire. NetherRealm has yet to announce a release date for the latter, but if it sticks to the same schedule, you can likely expect to see her arrive sometime in August.
Beyond that, we know that there are at least six more characters scheduled to be released for Injustice 2 as part of further Fighter packs, and while we’re still a ways out from NetherRealm revealing who (or what) they are, previous leaks have given us some strong hints. Mortal Kombat‘s Raiden, as well as DC’s Black Manta are two likely candidates, especially given recent comments made by Ed Boon.
Until they’re made official, though, we’re left to speculate and hope that our favorite superheroes and villains make their way in-game.