NetherRealm has revealed, accidentally it seems, a few new characters in its upcoming Mortal Kombat X game, due out in April. Jax, Liu Kang and Predator have all been revealed this way, much to the chagrin of the developer.
Jax was essentially a shoe-in, especially since his daughter is currently in the game. However, Liu Kang, possibly the series’ most popular character, was accidentally revealed, thanks to the description in the Kombat Pack, as reported by IGN. Previously, other characters have had their own specific trailers for their reveals, so it is a little deflating to have one of the series’ classic combatants to be revealed this way.
Predator was revealed earlier thanks to a Xbox Store advertisement, as reported by the Inquisitr. Quickly after the leak, a Mortal Kombat trailer “officially” revealed the movie’s iconic character to be coming to the fighting game this April.
Nothing in NetherRealm’s marketing for Mortal Kombat has pointed to Liu Kang’s inclusion in the title. Additionally, the way he was revealed was thanks to a character skin, so it remains to be seen whether he is a character in the base game or part of the Kombat Pack DLC proper, so Mortal Kombat fans will have to wait on the official reveal by NetherRealm.
Ed Boon, one of the creators of the Mortal Kombat, tweeted an image out minutes after IGN broke the news, teasing a reveal.
While the reveal could be to officially announce the inclusion of Liu Kang and Jax to Mortal Kombat, there is no other hint as to what could happen on Friday, and how players can even see the reveal. Sometimes, Mortal Kombat X characters have been showcased via the MKX Twitch channel or the game’s YouTube.
Mortal Kombat X takes place 25 years after the events of the previous Mortal Kombat game (sometimes called MK9). The game features a bevy of new characters, as well as classic combatants such as Cassie Cage, Sonya Blade, Noob Saibot, Sub Zero, and more. Each character in the game has multiple unique styles that players can use to take down their opponents, specifically geared towards making each fighter handle uniquely from each other.
Mortal Kombat X will release on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 14, but the past-gen versions have been pushed back till June, as reported by the Inquisitr previously. There is also a Mortal Kombat mobile game that doesn’t look half bad, either.
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[Image via IGN]