Earlier this week at Gamescom, we learned that Black Manta, Raiden and Hellboy would be joining the cast of Injustice 2, as the next three DLC characters contained in Fighter Pack 2. The GameStop Hometown Heroes finals are currently raging in Las Vegas, Nevada, where NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon revealed the first look at gameplay for Black Manta, who will be the first character released in September.
David Hyde brings his signature arsenal of powerful technologically-augmented black wetsuit, which is equipped with a harpoon gun, a jetpack that provides him with the ability to float in the air, and a pair of shoulder-mounted rocket launchers to strengthen his zoning abilities. Manta also boasts a Teleport Punch and his pair of twin blades, allowing him the ability to rush down his foes with ease. His Trait appears to be his signature optic blasts emitted from his helmet’s lenses, that may function similarly to Hish-Qu-Ten Predator’s lasers in Mortal Kombat XL.
Finally, his super move sees Manta pull out his trident, which he uses to stab his opponents, sending them forward at high speed, before blasting them with his shoulder rockets and restanding them with his harpoon gun, before finally frying them with his eye-lasers. His dialogue with arch-enemy Aquaman indicates he still holds a grudge against the King of Atlantis for killing his father, something his Injustice incarnation likely shares with his New 52 counterpart. You can see the full trailer below:
Black Manta will be available as part of Fighter Pack 2 — which is included in the Ultimate Edition. No date was given for when Manta will be getting a full Watchtower character breakdown, but the details of that will likely be revealed soon.
Injustice 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.