This week, two images have been leaked which shows new characters that will be appearing in the latest Mortal Kombat Game. The images show the first group of DLC characters, and the full roster of characters that are definitely in the video game.
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAIN SPOILERS! So if you don’t like to be spoiled, then don’t read.
Two days ago, an image was leaked showing the first batch of DLC characters. The DLC ‘pack’ will mostly include characters that are not from the trilogy, but are memorable and popular in the Mortal Kombat series. The First Character is Kintaro, a Tiger-Shokan (Four-armed beast), who was an unplayable sub- boss character, first appearing in Mortal Kombat II. The ‘Lady in Red’, also named ‘Skarlett‘ is the second character revealed who was created through a glitch in Mortal Kombat II, and the last character in the first batch of DLC characters is Kenshi, a blind swordsman who made his first appearance in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It’s pretty weird, because of the fact that the DLC characters are announced before the game is even released, but it shows how NetherRealm Studios have chosen to include old favourites from the previous Mortal Kombat games.
Yesterday. this photo of the Mortal Kombat 9 Character Select screen had been leaked, which includes all of the characters that will be in the video game, which comes out in April in all countries except Australia! :(
By the looks of the photo, most of the characters in the Mortal Kombat Trilogy have been confirmed except Rain and Motaro, so it is unknown whether the two will make an appearance, or be downloadable characters. It is also unknown whether players are able to use Shao Khan and Goro.
From the image, the characters are:
- Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sub Zero (Human)
- Sindel, Ermac, Reptile, Kitana
- Johnny Cage, Jade, Mileena, Nightwolf
- Cyrax, Noob Saibot, Human Smoke, Sektor
- Sonya, Jax, Kano, Stryker
- Shang Tsung, Baraka, Kabal, Raiden
- DLC slot, Sheeva, Quan Chi, DLC slot
From the image, you can see that at the bottom, the arrows show that there may be more characters and shows that the bottom line of characters can rotate while choosing characters, but mainly for DLC characters. You can also see that a number of characters have been confirmed such as Sinde (Mother of Kitana)l, Jade, Human Smoke (What is up with his hair?), Stryker, Shang Tsung, Baraka, Kabal, Sheeva, Quan Chi, and finally Cyber Sub Zero.
It has been said that during the main storyline, Smoke was turned into a cyborg, and Sub zero had escaped before his clan made him into a cyborg, which then kept him as a human throughout the series. But in this game however, due to the plot twist, Smoke escapes and stays human, whereas Sub zero is captures and turned into a cyborg. So it’s really interesting to see what NetherRealm Studios have come up with, and shows how tweaking the storyline also changes the characters.
I am extremely annoyed by the fact that Mortal Kombat will not be released in Australia, the Australian Classifications Board really have to understand that Australia has mature adult gamers who should be allowed to play whatever video games they want. But sadly they do not understand the fact that these adults ARE mature enough to play violent FANTASY video games.