First Injustice 2 DLC Pack Includes Starfire And Sub-Zero

Just when you thought the Injustice 2 roster was complete, along comes yet another video showing off a handful of new characters for NetherRealm Studios and DC Comics' upcoming fighting game. Starfire, the Red Hood, and Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero will join Superman, Batman, and the rest of the Injustice 2 team in "Fighter Pack 1," a premium downloadable content pack coming at a later date.

The brief trailer doesn't contain much information about the three new combatants, and doesn't specify when "Fighter Pack 1" will come out or how much it'll cost. If you're disappointed that one of your favorite characters didn't make the cut, don't worry: according to NetherRealm Studios, six more characters will join Injustice 2 shortly. All nine extra characters will be free for players who purchase the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, which also includes a steelbook case, exclusive skins for Supergirl, the Flash, and Green Lantern, two shaders to change the colors on your characters' costumes, and the standard Darkseid pre-order bonus. Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition costs $99.99.

Starfire first debuted in DC Comics Presents #26 in 1980, and shortly after became a member of the New Teen Titans, which was written and illustrated by her creators, Marv Wolfman and George Perez. An exiled princess from the planet Tamaran, Starfire has been a DC Comics mainstay ever since. At one point, she almost married Nightwing, the adult version of the first Robin, and she's played a starring role in both the Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! animated series.

The Red Hood is actually Jason Todd, the second Robin, who died at the hands of the Joker in the late-'80s A Death in the Family storyline. Following the events of the Infinite Crisis crossover event, Todd returned to life and took on the mantle of the Red Hood, a hardline vigilante who rids the streets of crime using whatever means necessary.

Sub-Zero, meanwhile, is one of the stars of Mortal Kombat, the other big fighting game franchise currently developed by NetherRealm Studios, and serves as the series' de facto mascot (in fact, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every Mortal Kombat game since the series launched in 1992). Sub-Zero is basically a ninja who also has ice-related powers, and should fit in just fine in Injustice 2's superhero-filled world.

Injustice 2 comes out on May 16, 2017 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and as dedicated Looper readers know, chronicles the continued conflict between an evil Superman, a terrorist Batman, and an invading alien force led by the Man of Steel's nemesis, Brainiac. If the first game is any indication, Injustice 2 should be a lot of fun—despite its overly grim and gritty setting (or because of it, depending on your tastes), Injustice: Gods Among Us isn't just one of the best Batman games ever made, it's one of the best DC Comics games out there, period.