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The Xenomorph from Aliens, Triborg, Bo' Rai Cho and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre have all been showcased in a new trailer that features just under two minutes of actual gameplay for each of the deadly new fighters.
ComicBook.com spotted the new trailer that NetherRealm Studios sent out this morning, and you can check it out for yourself to see what the new pugilists are like in action.
The trailer starts with a short introduction for each of the characters, and then proceeds to show their actual gameplay. We get to see Leatherface in action first, who promptly gets to work fast using his chainsaw to rip and saw through opponents. He's a lot faster and more methodical than I thought he would be as a fighter. I was expecting something slower and weightier like Jason, but it turns out that Leatherface is quite quick with his hands and nimble on his feet. We don't get to see much of his Fatality or his X-ray attacks (other than a brief shot of a skull-crushing mallet swap to the back of the head), but his smooth chainsaw combos and brutal mid-screen dominance makes him one to keep an eye on.
Bo' Rai Cho makes a return to the arena after a somewhat disappointing outing in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This time he'll be outfitted with three different variations. However, based on the trailer above it's really hard to see what those variations are. We see his drunken master fighting style in action and his typical burps and farts, but the rest of his moves are tough to make out.
Triborg is the opposite of Bo' Rai Cho; we can clearly see everything that he has to offer and he looks righteous. Picking up after the events of Mortal Kombat 9, we see how Smoke, Sektor and Cyrax have fared after becoming infused together as a triple-threat cyborg. His variations are also reminiscent of each of the fighters harbored within, including one for Smoke, one for Sektor and one for Cyrax. The three of them each had tragic and interesting stories, and it's fascinating to see NetherRealm bounce back to it every once in a while. I do kind of wish they had spent a little bit more time on them in Mortal Kombat 9's story mode.
Last but certainly not least is the Xenomorph... a bladed wrecking machine that's born from the mixture of an alien and Baraka. The combination is an extremely deadly one, as we get to see how the fast and quick combos from the alien can wreck a foe pretty quickly. We're also teased with its Fatalities as one appears to include the double-jaws biting into the face of an opponent, while the other appears to include a makeshift sequence involving the chestburster.
The Xenomorph being added to the roster will compliment Mortal Kombat X's addition of the Predator quite nicely. I also get the feeling that it will be the last of the four characters to release as part of the Kombat Pack 2.
For those who purchase the Kombat Pack 2 for Mortal Kombat X, they will also gain access to Goro, the Apocalypse skin pack, the Brazil skin pack, the Kold War skin pack and a special Kold War Scorpion.
There's no date on when the DLC will be fully available, but expect a scattered release throughout 2016 leading up to this year's EVO event.