I somehow managed to miss some potentially very exciting stories regarding Mortal Kombat X, and specifically the characters we know developer Netherrealm will add to the game’s already impressive roster of fighters following its release next month.
This isn’t breaking news, but what’s strange is that I would stumble upon this story today, mere hours after I finished writing a feature on some horror movie icons I’d like to see in the upcoming game. Look for that to go live tomorrow morning! Now about that news…
If you follow series co-creator Ed Boon on Twitter, you may have noticed some interesting activity on his page. Since as early as July of last year, he’s been sharing images sent to him by fans that tease the possible inclusion of Jason Voorhees and/or the Predator in Mortal Kombat X.
The Predator made an appearance less than a year ago in DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts, and that made no sense at all, whereas he’s the ideal candidate for a gory fighting game. Adding a modicum of credibility to Predator’s inclusion in the game is a report from VideoGamer that mentions a June 2015 release date for the Predator pack, which they say will also include Colonel Al Dillon.
As for Jason Voorhees, the obvious benefit of his inclusion is that it would go a long way in promoting that Friday the 13th video game we’re supposed to get in October.
None of this can be considered an official confirmation, but it’s all certainly intriguing.
Todd Mcfarlane recently confirmed the possibility that Spawn may also make an appearance. The deal is already in place, so it’s essentially up to Netherrealm to decide whether or not they’re interested in welcoming him to the roster.
“They have access to be able to use [Spawn] in a couple of their games if they want to,” says Mcfarlane. “Again, it’s up to their discretion. So, uh… I gave them a window of time. And, so, I’ll just leave it to them to be able to do what it is that they want. So, eventually they’ll phone me and say ‘Hey. We want to use him here. Is that okay?’ Well, technically it’s okay because we’ve already said yes.” Kind of an odd way to explain it, but there you go.
Mcfarlane’s full interview with GamerFitNation can be found below.
Mortal Kombat X releases on April 14 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.