The lights are on
We've seen crossovers in fighting games before (Link/Heihachi/Spawn in Soul Calibur II, Yoda and Vader in Soul Calibur IV, etc), but few are as perfect a fit as an appearance we've recently learned about. According to the latest issue of OPM, the God of War himself will be fully playable in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot.
He won't be selectable in the main story mode, but in VS mode he'll feature his own full moveset, complete with fatalities. David Jaffe, director of the original God of War, has already enthusiastically commented about the inclusion on his Twitter page:
LOVE that Kratos is in the new MK. So bummed he's not in the story portion. Heard about it from Ed at E3 this year and had to keep super mum on it but man, ****ing LOVE it. He totally fits in that world. I **** you not- on some level I feel like all the characters I work on are alive and that I have a relationship with them and I can tell you, if I know Kratos- and I do!- he's ****ing LOVING his time in the MK Universe. I bet he makes a **** ton of friends there. He should pull Zeus in and ****ing leave his ass there!
As a huge fan of both God of War and Mortal Kombat, this news definitely gets me even more excited for a game that already looks amazing. One has to wonder about whether the game will also feature an exclusive character for the 360 version.
In addition to the Kratos news, some leaked info from the official MK site may have revealed some previously unannounced fighters. Goro, Quan Chi, Stryker (ugh), Noob Saibot, Sindel, Kabal, Smoke, Shang Tsung, and Ermac can all be heard in the video below. Other videos with the audio have been quickly pulled from YouTube, so don't be surprised if it gets pulled any minute.
We'll be sure to update with any news regarding the new Mortal Kombat as soon as we hear it.
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360 version of MK is apparently getting Blinx The Time Sweeping cat, according to Dave's Twitter.
Wicked! I'm glad to see all these characters back, but I'm definitely excited to see Kabal!
What's the deal with the "ugh" after Stryker? He's always been my favorite MK character besides Johnny Cage and Sub Zero.
Anyways...Ya, I'm excited about Kratos, he would certainly fit right in to the MK universe. For 360, I think Marcus Fenix or another Gears character would make more sense than Master Chief or a Halo character for a few reasons:
1. There's already been a Spartan crossover in a fighting game: Nicole from Dead or Alive 4. While she may not have been the actual master chief, the only cosmetic difference between the two was that Nicole had a female voice.
2. Gears just seems to mesh better with the "theme" of MK, what with the over the top violence and visceral brutal combat. I don't really get that same vibe from Halo.
I love God of War and I'm really looking forward to this new MK but this news doesn't exactly thrill me. I think if you're going to reboot a franchise, especially one with as much history and popularity as MK then it should be a pure reboot and define itself with its own characters rather than guest appearances.
HELL YES!!! i wonder if kratos and quan chi are long lost twins....
Why did youtube have to take down the video now?
that's some sick ass news...
No! They took it down! Must. Find. Kratos. Intro. Vid!!
>.< wheres the vid???
Sweet! I'm excited for this new MK. ...and with Kratos?! even better!
If Master Chief gets on the 360, he better have a Spartan Laser fatality.
i agree with elfstrum logic about kratos, perfect storyline is having kratos finishing everybody, he is GOW
Of course, i missed it.
*** you youtube...