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NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon revealed that gamers can look forward to gameplay footage of the new set of DLC fighters scheduled to appear in Mortal Kombat X. The news came courtesy of a Tweet where the legendary designer set a window on when gamers can look forward to seeing the DLC characters in action.
IGN spotted the tweet where Boon simply states that video footage of gameplay for the second season of DLC characters will be unveiled next week. You can check out the tweet below.
The second Kombat Pack features a mix of iconic Hollywood villains and two characters from out of the Mortal Kombat universe.
As you can see, Bo Rai Cho – one of the legendary trainers in Mortal Kombat – will make an appearance with his drunken master style of kung-fu. Fans weren't particularly pleased to see Bo Rai Cho return, given that he wasn't one of the most popular or fun characters to play in the past.
The other Mortal Kombat character being included in the second Kombat Pack is the Tri-Borg, which is a mix of Cyrax, Sektor and Cyborg Smoke fused together. The three characters combined together make up the single cyborg entity known as Tri-Borg. The concept of the character has been received well but not everyone is fond of the simplistic name.
The other two characters come from other popular brands and franchises: the Xenomorph from the Aliens series, and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The Xenomorph and Leatherface have received a lot of mixed responses from the community. Some gamers like that they can finally do an Aliens vs Predator style showdown between the Xenomorph and the Predator. Others were a bit disappointed in the way it looks, but some avid fans of the series had to explain that the alien takes on the look of its host, and in this case it has taken on the look of Baraka. The moveset and combos should be very interesting to see. Although I get the feeling it's going to be a mix of Baraka and Reptile, given that many of the Xenomorph's moves will likely revolve around acid attacks, tail whips and bladed strikes.
Leatherface was a bit of a different case because some people liked that the horror icon was added to the game, while others felt as if another Mortal Kombat character should have been added instead. Personally, I was hoping for Todd McFarlane's Spawn to make an appearance, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
Another issue that some people have is the price. Not everyone is keen on paying another $30 for four extra characters so they're hoping that the characters will be available for a fairly cheap deal. If it's $10 per character then it's going to be $40 in total.
Some gamers wouldn't mind the price if the characters were right. A lot of people have been asking for Arnold's Terminator, and Ed Boon told IGN in so many words that they couldn't come to terms with including the character. It could have been that at the time the WWE had already licensed Arnold's look and likeness for WWE 2K16 to include him as a pre-order bonus.
Well, sans hopefuls like the Terminator and Michael Meyers, gamers will at least be able to see the new guest stars and Kombat Pack characters in action sometime next week.