Two new Mortal Kombat 10 characters, that Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon calls his “favorites,” will be available for show at E3 2014.
While the first Mortal Kombat 10 trailer gave us an updated new look for the flagship fighting game, it also gave us our first glimpse of a darker and grittier Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Could these long-time ninja rivals be the characters Boon was talking about, or will it be a couple of others, like Liu Kang and Sonya Blade? Nobody knows yet, and, like always, Boon and the people of NetherRealm are keeping a tight lid on the details, mostly releasing riddles in classic style.
The Mortal Kombat 10 characters we saw in the trailer were obvious enough, but some other characters could have been hinted at if you know your Mortal Kombat history. In the first movie, Scorpion fought Johnny Cage in the forest as well, with the martial arts movie star dashing around trees to keep Scorpion’s hand creature from reaching him during the fight. This deviated from the classic spear that Scorpion was known for in the games, but it was close enough for some.
Other characters had background cameos in the original games, such as Smoke and Jade. Smoke was originally a hidden fighter in MKII, and later turned into a playable robot unlocked in MKIII. Jade was introduced as fully playable in Ultimate MK 3, and this was where both of them made their forest cameos.
Johnny Cage is one of the original fighters in the series, while Smoke and Jade were eventually added in. It seems more likely that the plucky movie star may be one of the new Mortal Kombat 10 characters revealed at E3 2014, though the other two can’t be ruled out.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 3, 2014
Among the originals from the very first Mortal Kombat were the above mentioned Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion, but we can’t rule out Kano, Reptile, Raiden, Shang Tsung, or Goro either. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Shang Tsung was among the playables wanted for the new game’s roster, along with later series villains like Motaro, Kintaro, and the Dragon King. The tweet below includes the possibility of Ermac.
What we do know about the game can be summed up in a recent statement by NetherRealm Studios about how Mortal Kombat X “combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.”
We might not know which Mortal Kombat 10 characters will be revealed at E3 2014, but we can be sure it will be the most globally connected game in the series.
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