The first licensed playable character for Mortal Kombat X has been revealed and it’s another horror film icon, not unlike previous addition Freddy Kruger. They’ve added Jason Voorhees from the Friday The 13th franchise which isn’t too surprising because like Kruger he’s apart of the Warner Bros. family via New Line Cinema. You’ll be able to play as Jason with the Kombat Pack.
It doesn’t hurt they just happened to announce the news today when it’s actually Friday the 13th.
Check the brief reveal trailer below.
We’re expecting a couple more additions to the license lineup which could include other Warner Bros. owned characters.
There’s been a huge fan demand to see the Predator join the lineup, while that might be hard since it’s a 20th Century Fox property. The studio did loan-out the character for the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC, so it’s happened before and Fox could use awareness.
Fox is currently developing a fourth Predator film and considering the poor reception of the last Alien Vs Predator game, they might want to consider keeping the character active within this demographic before it’s release.
Rumors have circulated that he and Carl Weather’s Dillion could be apart of the game’s DLC in June.
This Tweet from the game creator Ed Boon sort of helps support the rumor in a big way.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) July 3, 2014
Another character that has been making the rounds is Todd McFarlane’s Spawn and considering that his creator is already open to allowing his involvement it wouldn’t hurt for them to consider it. Todd revealed to GamerFitNation that they already have deal lined-up and a window to use Spawn in their Mortal Kombat games, but just haven’t let him know if they’re considering on using him in this game.
“It’s up to their discretion. I gave them a window of time, so I’ll just leave it to them to do what it is that they want.”
“Eventually, they’ll phone me and they’ll go, “Hey, we want to use him here. Is that OK?” Well, technically, it’s OK because we’ve already said yes. They just are letting us know.”
This apparently shocked Ed Boon, who responded on Twitter like he had no clue they had access to Spawn. The last time Spawn was used in a video game it was the Xbox version of SoulCalibur II.
There’s huge potential for Spawn since he can use his cape/chains, blades, spikes and guns as weapons, not to mention using other characters for fatalities like Clown. The one thing the live-action movie did get right was the look for Clown.
My own personal choices to see added to the game’s DLC would be Tetsuo Shima from Akira and Jubei Kibagami from Ninja Scroll. Warner Bros. just happens to be developing live-action films based on those properties, so they’re two characters the game developers might already have access to.
Tetsuo is a teenage biker gang member from the future who is experimented-on given telepathic abilities and eventually develops unstable bio-mechanical powers.
Jubei is a ninja, demon hunter and mercenary from feudal Japan who basically goes around killing brutally disgusting monsters, it could be kind of cool to see this monster hunter in the game.
I actually haven’t owned a Mortal Kombat game since I had a Game Gear, and I’m actually looking forward to this release. While most of the characters in the new game look super fun adding existing characters from other franchises is a good way to make this game a bit more refreshing and accessible to new/old fans.
Mortal Kombat X is expected to be released sometime around late June or early July.