Mortal Kombat Easter Eggs Found in Injustice 2
After nearly an entire year of hype and character reveals, NetherRealm Studios‘ Injustice 2 finally released earlier this week. The fighting game that features a huge cast of some of DC Comics’ most popular characters also has a few hidden gems throughout the game. Naturally, the developers have hidden some Mortal Kombat Easter eggs within a few parts of the latest title from the studio.
NetherRealm is most known for their brutal fighting series Mortal Kombat, so it’s really no big surprise that the company would include a few nods to the infamous franchise. The first, and most obvious, of these nods is the inclusion of Sub Zero, the ice manipulating ninja. Sub Zero will be available in the Injustice 2’s first fighter pack, which has yet to be given a release date.
One of the stages within Injustice 2 has players fighting on the streets of Gotham City, just outside of a movie theater. The theater’s marquee displays to fictitious movie titles, “Final Wish 2″ and “Hidden Crime.” Players can use the stage’s environments to dish out damage to their opponents, and if characters are thrown into the marquee three times, most of the marquee letters will fall off. The remaining letters, if read together, spell out “FINISH HIM.” This, of course, is one of Mortal Kombat’s most infamous tropes, signalling the end of a fight and the impending, bloody fatalities that the franchise is known for. The Easter egg can be seen in the image below provided by Redditor, AlkalinePacino.
A match between the Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker, and the lightning wielding Black Adam will open up some dialog that many MK fans can get excited about. Before the match begins, as the two character make their intros, Joker will ask Black Adam if he is familiar with the “other thunder god.” Black Adam will respond, “The one with the straw hat?” This is a reference to Mortal Kombat’s electrifying character, Raiden. Could this mean we will see the Thunder God in future DLC?
The next Mortal Kombat Easter egg isn’t quite as obvious. This one takes places during Injustice 2’s epic story mode. During a scene featuring Catwoman, she has to shout out a security code to shut off some defense systems. The code she yells out is, “LK-4D4.” This is actually the code name used for the MK character Cyrax, the ninja robot.
Injustice 2 has only been out for less than a week, so it is very possible that more Mortal Kombat Easter eggs have yet to be discovered. You can count on an update from DFTG as more are found throughout the new fighter. What do you think of the Easter eggs? How are you enjoying Injustice 2 so far? Let us know in the comments section below. Never miss the hottest news in gaming and entertainment by following Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for our around the clock news feed.
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