Hot on the heels of the Kenshi and Skarlet DLC releases, NetherRealm is now unleashing Rain, a purple-clad ninja who uses lightning, water and teleportation to confuse opponents. As you'll see in the trailer, his moves are highly unorthadox; the water ball lets you trap and then physically move the other fighter, and his high kick actually sends opponents flying off one side of the screen and back in through the other in a very "around the world" kind of way. Longtime fans probably remember him from Ultimate MK3 or MK Trilogy. As of July 19, he's officially part of the new Kombat krew.
I've always liked Rain - the purple outfit is a nice, rarely used color for male fighting game characters (or male characters in general) and again, his moves are so weird and confounding that they make every match a constant guessing game. Also, this character has forever infiltrated my mind when it comes to songs about precipitation. Seriously, every one of these is 100% better if you think about Rain the entire time.
July 11, 2011