It’s a strange world we live in. Back in my day, you were lucky if you could play anyone but Ryu (this was actually long before anything that could be described as ‘my day’), but now and Mortal Kombat X is packed with characters, and not even just ones from its own franchise. Following on from last year’s Predator and co, the second Kombat Pack DLC from Netherealm includes the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface of chainsaw massacring fame, Triborg who is actually three older MK characters in one robot body and Bo’ Rai Cho, a a big drunk dude.
It’s going to be a great year for fighting games, as our list of the best upcoming games will show you.
They want to show off their skills (and kills) in the latest trailer:
I’m quite glad this pack exists. Not least because I want to watch Alien vs. Predator at Evo (but not the movie version, please no), but it also dispels NetherRealm’s habit of moving on rather quickly from one of their games to the next. MK9 didn’t get long in the sun before Injustice cruelly stripped it away, which in turn only got the one round of DLC before MKX popped up and took its head. Long tails are important for fighting games – there’s a reason Capcom have committed to Street Fighter 5 as a single platform for a long time.
There’s no release date yet, but chances are the characters will slowly pop up over the next six months or so. Who do you most want to see have a chestburster come out of them? It’s Johnny Cage, isn’t it?