CARY – A new “hunter” is joining Fortnite – and he’s a globally famous but mysterious ninja: G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes.
Epic Games and Hasbro disclosed the commando’s addition to the Fortnite world of battle on Saturday night. Yes, Saturday nights are still for fighting, as Elton John sang.
“Move with the wind, and you will never be heard. Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe is the newest Hunter to come through the Zero Point! Real name? Classified. Ninja master? Verified,” the Fortnite team wrote in a blog post.
Snake Eyes joins a long list of Fortnite characters that has included Star Wars heroes and plenty of superheroes (and a villain or two) from the Marvel empire.
Who is Snake Eyes?
For those not in the know about G.I. Joe culture, here’s the Hasbro brief about one of the most iconic figures in toys:
“Snake Eyes is a total mystery, but when it comes to G.I. Joe operations, he’s the best there is. Now the mysterious ninja-commando drops off the Battle Bus and joins the Battle Royale in a Fortnite x G.I. Joe mash-up! This special release Snake Eyes: Zero Point Edition figure is highly poseable with multiple points of articulation and comes with iconic weapon accessories inspired by those used by the classic character and seen in the Fortnite Universe. Perfect for G.I. Joe and Fortnite collectors alike, this figure features premium deco and detail inspired by the worlds of G.I. Joe and Fortnite.”
Players can purchase various Snake Eyes gear for the game.
Also available is a new action figure from Hasbro.
From Hasbro, hereis the action figure info: