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Discussing Mortal Kombat X and all things Kontemporary to it.
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Mick-LuciferPosted: 08/27/2015 12:46 AMStatus ::
Speculation: Is Alien Coming to Fight in Mortal Kombat X?

It's a pretty simple equation: There are going to be 2 guest characters in Mortal Kombat X and one of them is a Predator. The other one must be the Xenomorph of Alien franchise fame then - right?.. Wrong.

In what seems like a two-prong masterstroke of viral provocation and legendary pranking: NetherRealm stocked their Kombat Pack with two characters famously tied to absent big screen rivals -- Jason Voorhees leading the charge as the other DLC guest.

The Friday the 13th slasher was a hotly requested commodity during the previous game's download cycle, inspired partly by the presence of slasher nemesis: Freddy Kreuger. If you're a long-lived Nightmare on Elm Street fan, you probably have the dark sense of humor to appreciate the hilarity of dividing two horror icons -- and stars of Freddy versus Jason -- between separate games.

The question now - will the same fate befall sci-fi cinema's Predator and Alien?

In August, the Alien has certainly been on Creative Director Ed Boon's mind. On-going news regarding a soft reboot in a fifth Alien film inspired musings about the success of repeat visits to the franchise. On August 16th, he remarked; "All those remakes failed to rejuvenate their franchises, and while Aliens is my favorite action movie of all time... despite how the last 2 were disappointments... I wonder if they should just leave the Alien franchise alone."

It seems Uncle Ed has grown tired of reboots that don't quite hit the balance of honoring and reinvigorating their brands, "After remakes/reboots of Robocop, Total Recall and Terminator I'm finding it hard to get excited about Alien 5." A sentiment many shared after the Alien vs Predator concept made its way to film - twice - under maligned direction by Paul Anderson, and the brothers Strause. [Related Article: Paul Anderson on Mortal Kombat and Film Adaptation]

On the surface, Boon's critiques sound like arguments against including the Xenomorph as Mortal Kombat DLC, but the finer details present nuanced arguments in different directions.


Xenophobia: The Alien stalks players in Sega's Alien: Isolation.

It's worth noting the Alien experience was rejuvenated just last year -- through video games, no less -- when Sega delivered critically celebrated survival horror: Alien: Isolation.

The game put players in the unenviable role of Amanda Ripley - a character referenced in deleted scenes from [James] Cameron's Aliens, and daughter to Sigourney Weaver's iconic film heroine: Ellen Ripley.

By tapping in to the tone, presentation and lore of the first two films; Isolation found new ways to inspire fear and excitement from the menace of the alien. All of this goes to show the interactive experience of video games can add a rejuvenating twist that diminishing film sequels cannot.

Of course, the success of Isolation came very much from restoring distanced respect to Ridley Scott's original veiled, lurking threat -- a perspective the fixed screen of fighting games fundamentally denies. Putting players in control of the Xenomorph may pose serious challenges to the developer if respecting the prestige of the concept is at all the aim.

The Mortal Kombat co-creator notes his favourite instalment is Cameron's action-oriented sequel: Aliens. The leap from mauling gun-toting space marines to Mortal Kombat's Special Forces certainly isn't a stretch for the imagination. The alien doesn't necessarily scream three Variations of hand-to-hand combat, either, but viewed through the prism of Scott to Cameron, maybe Mortal Kombat X can be the action sequel to Isolation's atmospheric precursor.

Besides - who could say no to a face hugger projectile or chest burster fatality?

On the flipside: Having one icon and not the other has proven to be an undeniably successful carrot-on-a-stick for NetherRealm and Warner Bros.

Guest character speculation and wishlists have brought Mortal Kombat X major mainstream coverage, and intense fan interest on forums like Mortal Kombat Online. This could cynically be viewed as the ultimate pre-promotional tool, extending awareness and engagement with Mortal Kombat into the next game's cycle. After all, we were talking about Jason & Predator as early as E3 2014! It's a little Weyland-Yutani, but it speaks to the very nature of using crossover characters to attract attention.

Maintaining the metaphor would make Ed Boon the Paul Reiser of the scheme, fuelling speculation with three days of Alien memes straight outta: John Hurt on the 18th, Kombat Pack 2 on the 19th, and the Lion King on the 20th.

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Mixed metaphors would make these tweets face huggers - impregnating fandom with gestating alien mania waiting to explode sometime circa 2019. Are they confirmation of downloadable content on the horizon? Not really. That's not a NetherRealm character model, and these tweets aren't percentage significant proof that Alien is in development. That's not to say it isn't, either!

From the running Character Dead Pool, to our oft cited eight-month forecast for Brazil Skins & Klassic Fatalities -- Ed Boon is a font of early information, if you know where to look. There's enough proverbial 'Alien smoke' to warrant speculation. Until we get a trailer with an ominous heart beat, drifting close-ups toward kombatant's chests, and a bursting baby alien that announces DLC is coming -- we just can't guarantee it.

Is an alien egg waiting to hatch? Register to join the ravenous speculation on the Mortal Kombat X forum! Infect your friends by liking & sharing this story via @MK_Online and Facehuggerbook!

PaletteSwap40000Posted: 08/20/2015 06:31 AMStatus ::


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ALIEN......

So if you've looked on Boon's twitter, he posted a picture of what looks like an in game render of Alien with the caption "straight outta KP2." If this isn't a confirmation, Idk what is. So yeah, Alien butt fucking confirmed. I guess another actual MK character will have to sit this one out.

If anyone knows how to upload the pic please do.

tigerijaPosted: 08/20/2015 06:38 AMStatus ::


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Meh, I would not like alien in MKX...

oraclePosted: 08/20/2015 07:00 AMStatus ::


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Oh I'd play the fuck out of a xenomorph.

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zephyrwestwindPosted: 08/20/2015 07:45 AMStatus ::


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Can confirm. It's the last tweet he's sent out so far.

I haven't seen that model/render before. This might actually be legitimate.

Blade4693Posted: 08/20/2015 09:34 AMStatus ::


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Yeah he posted an Xenomorph one and a Sektor one. Lol enough with the teases, just give us a straight up confirmation or deconfirmation!!!

DG1OAPosted: 08/20/2015 10:02 AMStatus ::


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I certainly hope we get the Alien. Not just because of the Predator, but also because just like the Predator and Jason, it is long overdue for a playable appearance in a fighting game.

Oh yeah, if we get the Alien and like all DLC, it predictably lacks alts, then I want the smooth-headed design, not the overrated ridged-headed one from Aliens. How did the Alien's head look in that pic, BTW?

WindicePosted: 08/20/2015 10:09 AMStatus ::


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Wow another guest what a shocker.......

Tetra_VegaPosted: 08/20/2015 10:10 AMStatus ::


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Sure it was a Xenomorph, and not Smoke`s Enenra form?



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Blade4693Posted: 08/20/2015 10:13 AMStatus ::


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It looks like an action figure and the lighting makes it hard to tell, but to me it looks mainly smooth, but I cant tell because of the lighting lol

KungLaodoesntsuckPosted: 08/20/2015 10:15 AMStatus ::


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I have no problem with guests but why Alien? They suck. I mean yeah we'd finally get AVP but so what? That'll get old in like a week.

I swear if Fujin gets shafted for a fucking Alien and the other 3 characters are Baraka, Rain, and Sindel I'm done with this game.

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DG1OAPosted: 08/20/2015 10:17 AMStatus ::


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Blade4693 Wrote:
It looks like an action figure and the lighting makes it hard to tell, but im thinking its the kind with ridges instead of the all smooth head.


Wouldn't surprise me. Ugh, I so dislike the ridged head.

Then again, maybe we could get both head designs for different variations. And the Dog Alien from the third movie, that walked on all four.

Blade4693Posted: 08/20/2015 10:25 AMStatus ::


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After a closer "inspection" it really doesn't seem to be the same ridges I think you are reoffering too, but the lighting makes it hard to tell. I wouldn't worry about it though, it looks like an action figure, not an in game render or anything.

ScorpionIsTheBestPosted: 08/20/2015 10:45 AMStatus ::


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If you look at it, I'm 99% sure its a tweet someone sent Boon, to which he re-tweeted and commented on. I HIGHLY doubt it's legit. Even if it is, I'm down. I'm just happy to play as any character they give us regardless of who it is.

The game is incredible and I have not one complaint except for the lack of original "stage fatalities"

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b-rad007Posted: 08/20/2015 10:58 AMStatus ::


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well, this is fucked. If its for real then you can count me out of a kp2 buy. I'll get you know, Mortal kombat characters. I really hope he doesn't sell well so they can finally pump the breaks on this guest character nonsense. Predator was a great exception. But 4 guests in 2 games is fucking absurd. They just need to make a WB movies fighter to keep this fuckery out of MK. But yeah if they put faggy alien and fujin just stays on the sidelines I'd be so fucking done! Fallout and Star Wars battlefront will be out before long so fuck it, put in all the stupid guests you want eyebrows I won't have anything to do with

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JAX007Posted: 08/20/2015 11:11 AMStatus ::


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Guys, he didn't post or make those, he's retweeting and replying to those pictures made by fans.

Blade4everPosted: 08/20/2015 11:14 AMStatus ::


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JAX007 Wrote:
Guys, he didn't post or make those, he's retweeting and replying to those pictures made by fans.


Lol yep. It's Amazing how fast people will jump to conclusions. Just read what's attached to the tweets and you'll have your answer as to if its real. Clearly fan made.

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The_TooCool_MasterPosted: 08/20/2015 11:24 AMStatus ::


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It's a screencap from this video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXHWB4EQcuA

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Blade4ever Wrote:
JAX007 Wrote:
Guys, he didn't post or make those, he's retweeting and replying to those pictures made by fans.




Lol yep. It's Amazing how fast people will jump to conclusions. Just read what's attached to the tweets and you'll have your answer as to if its real. Clearly fan made.
yeah it's amazing how people use past experience as a part of their logic. Boon has confirmed or deconfirmed several things being much less subtle than this. Especially during this time where speculation about kp2 is at full torque. He knows that is what everyone is checking his Twitter feed for, he knew what he was doing when he posted it. The biggest indicator that he was serious was his smartass reply with the picture. I really hope there are no more guests period for MK. I know that's not gonna happen but 2 was 1 too many for this game so 3 would just be a cluster fuck

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WindicePosted: 08/20/2015 11:56 AMStatus ::


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b-rad007 Wrote:
Blade4ever Wrote:
JAX007 Wrote:
Guys, he didn't post or make those, he's retweeting and replying to those pictures made by fans.






Lol yep. It's Amazing how fast people will jump to conclusions. Just read what's attached to the tweets and you'll have your answer as to if its real. Clearly fan made.
yeah it's amazing how people use past experience as a part of their logic. Boon has confirmed or deconfirmed several things being much less subtle than this. Especially during this time where speculation about kp2 is at full torque. He knows that is what everyone is checking his Twitter feed for, he knew what he was doing when he posted it. The biggest indicator that he was serious was his smartass reply with the picture. I really hope there are no more guests period for MK. I know that's not gonna happen but 2 was 1 too many for this game so 3 would just be a cluster fuck


I totally agree. With guest characters there is a set amount of how creative u can get with them. With a mk character they can change whatever they want. There are some things people would expect but other than that I think they would be better characters overall.

ShaolinChuanPosted: 08/20/2015 12:24 PMStatus ::


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He retweeted another Alien picture to a reply, a picture of Alien holding up an Alien egg or whatever. Guess we're definitely getting a fucking Alien, SMH.

I guess the purpose of this is to have AvP, and Ed's favorite movie series.

b-rad007Posted: 08/20/2015 12:41 PMStatus ::


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ShaolinChuan Wrote:
He retweeted another Alien picture to a reply, a picture of Alien holding up an Alien egg or whatever. Guess we're definitely getting a fucking Alien, SMH.



I guess the purpose of this is to have AvP, and Ed's favorite movie series.
that's Really lame. At least they softened the blow by giving a big nod towards sektor. I hope there's a cyborg coming. cyrax or sektor, either one would be cool.but fuck alien. Awful.

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Blade4everPosted: 08/20/2015 12:56 PMStatus ::


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b-rad007 Wrote:
Blade4ever Wrote:
JAX007 Wrote:
Guys, he didn't post or make those, he's retweeting and replying to those pictures made by fans.






Lol yep. It's Amazing how fast people will jump to conclusions. Just read what's attached to the tweets and you'll have your answer as to if its real. Clearly fan made.
yeah it's amazing how people use past experience as a part of their logic. Boon has confirmed or deconfirmed several things being much less subtle than this. Especially during this time where speculation about kp2 is at full torque. He knows that is what everyone is checking his Twitter feed for, he knew what he was doing when he posted it. The biggest indicator that he was serious was his smartass reply with the picture. I really hope there are no more guests period for MK. I know that's not gonna happen but 2 was 1 too many for this game so 3 would just be a cluster fuck


Or maybe the fact people read too much into everything the guy tweets, trying to figure out if it's legit or not. You then trick yourself into thinking something that means nothing; means a huge announcement. Obviously he's caught onto this fact and does half of it out of pure self entertainment I'm sure. Just relax and wait for an official announcement!

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lanadelreyPosted: 08/20/2015 01:24 PMStatus ::


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And I thought Spawn would be a bad guest......

frabnPosted: 08/20/2015 02:11 PMStatus ::


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Yeah, everyone needs to relax...he's replying to people's tweets to him.

Though, he has been filling his twitter up with Alien references A LOT lately. Could be that he is hinting at it. And what's with all the Xenomorph hate? I can't quite see it in MK either, but the Xenomorph is one of the greatest sci-fi/horror beasts of all time.

If these things that Ed has been dropping are, in fact, alluding to the Xenomorph as part of KP2, then my prediction is this:

Alien
Spawn
Rain
Sindel or Baraka


not a very good KP

Well, you all got your Tremor now. Can we finally move on?
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