ComboBreaker 2017 continues to gift fighting game fans new content. Earlier today we saw the teaser for Eagle of Killer Instinct. Now NetherRealm Studios have their own trailer to debut for Red Hood. As one of several characters in the first wave of DLC heroes for Injustice 2, Red Hood will be accompanied by Starfire and Mortal Kombat’s Subzero.
For those unfamiliar with the name Red Hood, he’s a tragic character of the Batman side of the DC universe. Originally known as Jason Todd, the young hero was trained by Batman which would lead to Todd’s becoming of the second Robin. After being killed by the Joker Todd was resurrected using the Lazarus Pitt. He is now an anti hero seeking justice in a more violent manner.
Todd’s popularity has caused for the character to appear in multiple DC properties. In Injustice 2 the Joker’s Super move is an homage to the way Todd was killed. Todd also had a villain run in the video game Batman Arkham Knight as the Arkham Knight himself. For those whom have seen the film Batman V Superman, Todd’s Robin costume is visible in the Batcave. Another cameo appearance shows up in Suicide Squad during Harley Quinn’s intro as one of her crimes listed in her villain profile.
Jason Todd served as Batman’s second protégé "Robin" before being brutally murdered by The Joker. The Lazarus Pit turned him into Red Hood! pic.twitter.com/ypgsHXa4xR
— Injustice2 (@InjusticeGame) May 29, 2017