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Fans of Mortal Kombat are pretty geeked about NetherRealm Studios' upcoming entry into the long-running franchise. Die-hard gamers in the fighting game community have been going over what the rest of the roster might look like for Mortal Kombat X, as well as what some of the mystery fighters might be. Well, before NetherRealm rolls out the entire roster, here are a few notable pugilists who really need to make the cut in the latest entry in the gory fighting game series.
For those of you who don't know, Mortal Kombat X is the upcoming cross-generational fighting game due for release next spring in 2015. If you have an old Xbox 360 or PS3 you'll be able to jump right into the action just the same as someone with an Xbox One or PS4. The game has already revealed a number of characters, including Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, Quan Chi and Raiden, to name but a few. But it's time to start thinking about who could be in the game based on all those other empty slots on the roster. So here's a list of five mystery fighters that would perfectly fit into the mythology and themes of Mortal Kombat X.
Jason Voorhees From Friday The 13thHe has the charm of a tree-trunk and the brute strength of a super-zombie. Heck, Jason Voorhees is a super-zombie. He would likely be a brutish, slow character that relies on unbridled power to overtake his opponents. It wouldn't be hard coming up with a finisher for him because he has such an extensive list of fatalities to his name, from face-squashing to impalements, to literally knocking someone's head off with a single punch; Jason's repertoire for killing is almost unrivaled. That's not to mention that the Crystal Lake carnage creator has also been on the pugilist wishlist ever since Freddy Kreuger made his debut in Mortal Kombat 9.
Michael Myers From HalloweenBecause why not? I mean, if we couldn't get Jason versus Freddy in Mortal Kombat 9, can we please get Jason versus Michael in Mortal Kombat X? Yes, their style of combat would be very similar and their weapon(s) of choice are sometimes identical, but a lot of it would boil down to the fact that these two icons are going head-to-head. Just to mix things up, given that there are three variations for each fighter, technically one could extend the list to include Leather Face from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so players could pick from Jason, Michael or Leather Face as the three variations of the backwoods murderers.
SpawnTodd McFarlane's Spawn hasn't been in a good game of his own since the Spawn game on the SNES, which was unbelievably hard but also equally awesome with a totally unforgettable soundtrack. The undead hell-spawn has appeared periodically in various games throughout the years, but none have really captured his violent streak or abilities in the proper way. Mortal Kombat X would be the perfect showcase for Al Simmons and his alter ego to unleash all those radical, unearthly powers. Coming up with a finisher for Spawn would be too easy, as he has such an extensive list of deadly moves that picking just one would seem unfair to the rest of his museum of pain.
LoboHere's another underrepresented badass who needs a grand stage to show off his brutality and unique arsenal of devastation. Lobo was recently featured in NetherRealm Studios' own Injustice: Gods Among Us. It's not a stretch that Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC would allow NetherRealm to plop the alien bounty hunter into Mortal Kombat X. In fact, adding Lobo would only make all the sense in the world; the guy exudes mortal badassery and I would love to see what sort of x-ray moves and finisher the developers could come up with for the character. That's not to mention that Lobo is one of the few DC characters that would fit perfectly in with the rest of the cast from Mortal Kombat X.
Ash Williams From Evil DeadOriginally this was going to Pinhead from Hellraiser or some other iconic martial arts movie star, but I started thinking about how awesome it would be to finally play Ash Williams from Evil Dead series in a really good game. I mean, he's been in several Evil Dead games from THQ but they were throwaways and most forgettable. Being in Mortal Kombat would be a huge step up for the legendary hero. I can already imagine Ash's three fighting variations, including a focus on the chainsaw for mid-ranged combat, a variation of his iron gauntlet for close-range combat and a variation that relies on his “Boomstick” for long-range combat. A finisher that includes both the shotgun and chainsaw with a quippy one-liner from Bruce Campbell himself would just be icing on the cake.
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