We already know that PlayStation 3 owners will get God of War’s Kratos as an exclusive playable character in next month’s new Mortal Kombat, but what about the 360 owners? Don’t they get an exclusive character, too?
Apparently, they might. According to MK creator Ed Boon, there are still many surprises in store for us when the game hits shelves April 19th:
“I don’t remember the last time we were this far along in a game and we had still major stuff to announce for it. So, not all the characters have been announced; on purpose we really wanted to have a lot of stuff that people won’t know about the game – to me, I’ve always wanted to have a question mark over the game; what’s hidden in the game; there’s a ton of hidden stuff in the game.”
Sounds like a plan, sir.
Boon confirmed that there are five or six characters still to be revealed, and there will also be DLC characters on top of the characters you unlock as you play the game. And he hints that 360 owners may indeed get a special playable character of their very own:
“Well, there’s nothing that we have ready to announce but we love our 360 players and we love our PS3 players and I think everybody’s gonna get something they’ll be happy with.”
That seems like a hint at an exclusive character to me. Wonder who it will be? Let us commence with the wild speculation!
Will it be…
…Master Chief? Though I’m not certain how well he’d fit into the Mortal Kombat universe, Master Chief (and Halo, in general) is probably the easy and obvious choice. If it’s him, it will be interesting to see how they handle the gore and violence inherent in Mortal Kombat, since Halo, while still a shooter, is pretty G rated when it comes to the gore factor.
…Marcus Fenix? Gears of War type violence is much more in line with aforementioned Mortal Kombat universe, so he’d fit in really well as an exclusive 360 character, methinks.
…or someone else?
Honestly, those two seem to be the most likely choices to me, since they’re both from the Microsoft family, as Kratos is from the Sony family. But if Boon & Company want to do it all for the lulz and be amazing(er?), then I hope they took a cue from G4TV’s Nikole Zivalich and used her Horstachio idea. Sure, it’s not likely, but it would be awesome. Horstachio could out-sunglasses Johnny Cage any day of the week, y’all. And he’s clearly got experience with violence, since he’s fond of quoting Conan (the Barbarian, not O’Brien) and exists solely to get beaten to death repeatedly so small children can feast on his innards. What more could you ask for from a Kombatant, really? Yay candy!