First Image of Sub-Zero from ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm,

Mortal Kombat Legacy Sub Zero First Image of Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat: Legacy

It’s a good week to be a fan of Mortal Kombat, Twenty four hours after we got our first look at Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series in motion picture form, we’re getting a sneak peek at fan-favorite ninja assassin Sub-Zero.

Kevan Ohtsji portrays the iconic Lin Kuei warrior and  there’s no denying that the Sub-Zero design should please both fans of the original game mythology as well as Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Rebirth shortfilm.

Tancharoen has once again taken to his Twitter feed to offer fans a glimpse at what to expect from the web series – which debuts over at Machinima on April 12th. For the past several weeks the director has been offering up one intriguing still after another – showing off final designs for Scorpion as well as Baraka and other “Kombatants.”

However, this time Tancharoen may be providing his most enticing, not to mention revealing, sneak peek yet – as Sub-Zero prepares for Mortal Kombat.

Click on the Sub-Zero image to enlarge:

Sub Zero Mortal Kombat Legacy 570x294 First Image of Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat: Legacy

Out of everything we’ve seen from  Mortal Kombat: Legacy so far – the Sub-Zero design does a good job of balancing the gritty real world that Tancharoen established in the Rebirth trailer with the necessary fantasy elements required to properly service a multi-realm fantasy story that features mutants, damned souls, and elder Gods.

The costume itself is a great blend of Sub-Zero’s iconic blue outfit – mixed with some cool leather and fur accessories to keep him Toasty! (only die-hard MK fans will get that one) in the frigid climate portrayed in the image. Even if the cold-weather-warrior doesn’t actually need the extra warmth, the textures add a grounded real-world feel to the character that, despite the fact he’s probably about to blast his opponent with a ball of magical ice, make Sub-Zero look like an actual person that’s fighting his way through the world – not just a cartoonish video game character.

It may not be the fantasy-heavy design from Rebirth – but there’s no doubt Tancharoen’s Sub-Zero is much cooler looking than the character in Mortal Kombat 3.

Mortal Kombat Sub Zero First Image of Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat: Legacy

Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat Rebirth, and the Mortal Kombat movie.

For our coverage of the upcoming Mortal Kombat video game head over to our sister site Game Rant.

Follow us on Twitter @benkendrick and @screenrant and let us know what you think of the Sub-Zero design.

The Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series will premiere on April 12th.

Source: Kevin Tancharoen

Mortal Kombat Rebirth Sub-Zero Image Source: Furio Tedeschi

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  1. Cool

    • Zing!

  2. COLD , I mean cool lol

  3. If I wasn’t playing as Scorpion, I was Sub-Zero. LOVED MK!!

  4. He looks good. I love both representation of Mortal Kombat so far. This one that is based on it’s original fantasy roots. The Rebirth version which had a more reality based theme.

    I will not going to lie, I was looking forward to Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. Only because it was different and I wanted to see how the characters were going to be like.

    I do like the original approach. Given that a new game is coming as well, I understand the need to push for the classic way of things. Marketing, you got to love it. MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!

    • I mean I will not lie…in kind of hurry..I have a Maya class Materials and Lighting..

  5. Whoa, I might have spoken to soon, Sub Zero looks dope!

  6. If they’re smart, they’ll keep the main plot focused on the journey/rivalry of Sub-Zero and Scorpion.

    • the short series shows us how most of the main characters become who they are, for instance how jax and kano got cybernetic and how scorpion and sub became rivals etc. so they’ll probably spend 1 or 2 episodes on those 2 whilst still developing the other main chars.

  7. I don’t want to sound snobby but the game picture is from Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, not MK3.

    • I think they just wanted to show them how he looked in mk3 not necessarily saying the pic was from mk3.

  8. Boo. I was really pulling for the rebirth version.

    • Whos to say thats not what he looks like underneath.

  9. I just hope his “special ability” isn’t pulling out a water gun and a can of freon.