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Mick-LuciferPosted: 12/08/2015 07:46 AMStatus ::
MKX DLC: Unpacking Kombat Pack 2 Characters

In 2016, Mortal Kombat X gets even bigger than before with the arrival of Kombat Pack 2! Announced officially in September: the pack will include new character skins, a klassic arena, and as unveiled last week: four new playable characters!

Revealed during NetherRealm's Best Fighting Game acceptance at The Game Awards 2015: the Kombat Pack 2 character trailer launched as many questions as it answered. The full story won't crystallize until next year, but some preliminary questions can be answered. Here's what we know, so far:

Tri-Borg: How To Get A Head in Advertising
The most mysterious entry into Kombat Pack 2 is without a doubt the grey mechanoid known as Tri-Borg.

His name was revealed by NetherRealm Studios with the release of the official trailer, in which he can be seen collecting what remains of broken Lin Kuei cyborg Sektor. Mortal Kombat X story mode already showed us Sektor was reduced to broken parts and a severed head - so there's no mystery there. What Tri-Borg means for Sektor's future, and the futures of fellow Lin Kuei cyborgs Cyrax and Smoke - a little more ambiguous.

It seems Tri-Borg will assimilate Sektor's skills to create one of three Character Variations - likely the first seen in select screens, according to NetherRealm Voice Director and Writer Brian Chard. Don't expect Tri-Borg to be a mere vehicle for three unused characters, though. The new cyborg is "his own 'man'", according to Chard, and will speak with his own voice, regardless of variation!

Chard couldn't reveal if Tri-Borg will be assigned his own LK Unit code like his predecessors, but he is a new character, even if the grey representation seen prominently in the trailer is to reflect cyborg Smoke. How can Smoke be a cyborg in the new timeline, where he was never converted by the Lin Kuei, and was last seen causing trouble as an Enenra/Revenant in story mode? "Not sure it'll end up being canon but there's an explanation", says a candid Chard.

Fans can look forward to more character depth revealed through fight intro dialogues. Lin Kuei icon Sub-Zero will have 'a few interesting things' to say to Tri-Borg. Even more intriguing: "... in a mirror match intro one of them calls himself something else." Could this new cyborg be someone, or something, we already know? A fallen Lin Kuei warrior? A remnant of the original timeline? A new twist on Sektor's Tekunin clan? Chard unsurprisingly rules out comics fodder turned Legacy robot, Hydro. The plot will thicken in 2016.

Go Home Console, Bo' Rai Cho. You're drunk.
The drunken master is back! We last saw Bo' Rai Cho helping fight the forces of Shinnok during Mortal Kombat X's story mode, but we haven't played as the master martial artist since Armageddon! That'll be just shy of ten years, when downloadable content is released in 2016!

Another master drunk (on power) is series co-creator and creative lead Ed Boon, who's promising big things from Bo' in the gameplay department: "His drunken fighting style is so much fun to play & watch!" He isn't the only one! Brian Chard also elects Bo' Rai Cho as his tentative favourite character from Kombat Pack 2! Mortal Kombat Online fans responded positively, overwhelmingly voting him the best character! [Updated poll below].

Deadly Alliance introduced Bo' Rai Cho as a stumbling slob whose style incorporated various bodily functions as special attacks. It's tough to imagine the drunk fist won't arrive with at least one gross out Variation style, but if the hype is real, we'll look for an effective throwback to the martial arts mythology we know and love.

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- Bo' Rai Cho (48.4%)
- Leatherface (4.5%)
- Xenomorph (8.1%)
- Tri-Borg (38.9%)

Drunken fist kung-fu is a real group of styles, imitating the movements of a drunkard - something the alcohol swilling Outworld master knows plenty about! His very name is a play on the Spanish word for drunk: "borracho". Cho favors Earthrealm rice wine, but has never competed for his adopted home in the Mortal Kombat tournament. If he did, the victory would be Outworlds! Instead, he's responsible for training the likes of Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Shujinko, and fighting the good fight away from tournament rules.

Speaking of rules - there's been much consternation over the role Warner Brothers played in the selection of Kombat Pack 2 characters. Brian Chard fanned the flames, noting character selection "... gets decided over weeks, sometimes months, by lots of people/depts in NRS and WB." Adding that it's "not solely an NRS decision" Guest characters no doubt play a part, but it pays to remember WB are sitting on an unreleased, completed webseries with an unverified significant role for Bo' Rai Cho. Food for thought.

Alien versus Predator - Fight!
The favoured of two new guest characters, the Alien arrives to complete the classic inter-company rivalry with prior guest Predator! Mortal Kombat Online teased at the Alien's potential coming in August, but even we failed to fully explore the possibility of kombatants playing host for the Xenomorph!

In the trailer, a Tarkatan is the unlucky soul from which a chest burster is violently born! If you know your movie lore, you know the Xenomorph adopts minor traits from it hosts. The result has given us an Alien with the terrifying addition of retractable blades, but if you think this is a stand-in for Baraka - you might want to do your homework! The Xenomorph has evolved many strong traits that will assuredly set the Mortal Kombat X Alien apart from the klassic MKII fighter!

Brian Chard notes, "there's plenty of alien about him." And that's exactly what he'll be called in the game - Alien. Chard reveals creating the unique character posed challenges, of which he believes the tail is one.

The alien is certainly very physically different from most characters, possibly requiring unique skeletal work, internal organs, and hit detection. It has no eyes; is typically an imposing figure; often takes advantage of uncanny agility and wall crawling abilities, which have interesting fighting game potential; and is most famous for its corrosive, acid-like blood. It will be interesting to see how burning blood is dealt with in a game where bodily fluids flow frequently! Chip damage may be one option, but another simple solution: the Alien's sturdy hide, which may not breach as easily as other characters.

With three Character Variations to fulfil, we're curious if there may be more than one MK twist to the character. Could other variations reflect a different hybrid? What about a Shokan Xenomorph? A Kytinn? A Zaterran? A XenoGod? As far as guest characters go - this has been one of the more fun integrations of an intruder. It's just a shame similar ideas couldn't have been used to fuel a new, or existing character.

If Leatherface Sees You, He'll Saw You
By far the most controversial new addition: Leatherface rampages out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series and into Mortal Kombat X! He isn't nearly the iconic rival for Jason Voorhees that Freddy Kreuger might have been -- but the slasher comparisons are easy to make. Both are mute, masked, movie maniacs who've prowled the American psyche for a couple of generations!

The differences between machete and chainsaw are obvious, but Brian Chard assures fans Jason is the only truly silent character in the game:"[Leatherface] doesn't talk, but makes noise". Fans of the films will also know Leatherface is a more erratic character than the traditionally stalking, stoic, silent threat of Jason. A fact captured brilliantly in animation in the Kombat Pack 2 trailer! Whether you love or hate the choice, it's clear NetherRealm are working to capture the insane waltz of one of modern horror's earliest mascots.

For bonus points: trivia buffs will recognize that the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre was an informative inspiration behind Ridley Scott's original Alien. Which means coupling the pair in Kombat Pack 2 isn't such a crazy idea! Granted, it's difficult to ignore the overwhelming corporate logic of a character who'll headline Lionsgate's Leatherface Texas prequel in 2016. We noted the possibility in September, and can clearly see how DLC may have potential as a revenue source built on a captive audience [read more]. Product placement comes to Kombat.

You Can't Please Everyone...
There's no denying fandom has been divided in its reception of Kombat Pack 2. A vocal diehard contingent has made it abundantly clear these aren't the characters they were hoping to see, favouring instead home team characters. A logical perspective, but not the only one, and by no means united in alternative preference.

Mortal Kombat X has reportedly sold over five million copies, making it a contender for the highest selling instalment of the series! This builds on the 2011 reboot, which also attracted a dramatic increase in audience - old and new. There's a very different majority, and downloadable content sales continue to reinforce their enjoyment of the novelty of crossover characters.

The old adage comes to mind where pleasing everyone is concerned. Emphasizing this fact was Brian Chard, who received his own torrent of disappointment, despite having nothing to do with character selection. A fan himself since joining the series with Deception, he noted his hypothetical Kombat Pack 2 might've included: Fujin, Havik, Sareena & Khameleon, with Ashrah and Li Mei outlying contenders.

Informed by MKX's status as a retelling of MK4; Mortal Kombat Online named Fujin the character we most wanted to see return from post-Armageddon absence. Will he make it to DLC before Mortal Kombat X closes up shop? Brian Chard says it's "a vocal minority" requesting specific characters. That may be true, but given the character's treatment as Raiden's equal in Mortal Kombat X story mode sequences, and comics, we're willing to believe the majority would welcome him as much, if not more, than Bo' Rai Cho.

Will fans get a chance to show their affection with a DLC purchase? Prior to the game's release, Mortal Kombat Online speculated Fujin might become this game's Martian Manhunter. The speculation was base on NetherRealm's surprising decision to omit the Justice League stalwart from Injustice: Gods Among Us until very late in its life. With DLC ballooning and only four kombatants downloadable, that prospect still seems viable. Failing that - there's always next game!

Did new information change your mind? What are you still waiting to find out? Register to join the discussion and share your thoughts on the Mortal Kombat X forum! Follow Brian Chard on Twitter @bcharred and tag us in your conversations @MK_Online. Stay tuned for more!

Thracian_TsarPosted: 12/08/2015 08:38 AMStatus ::


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Great article, thanks.

Still, I'd choose Bo over Fujin any day.

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The_TooCool_MasterPosted: 12/08/2015 09:12 AMStatus ::


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It still blows my mind what happens to Fujin. He's not only left out of games where he could shine (Lead earthrealm against Onaga and Dark Raiden in MKD, join the fight against the people trying to ressurect a freaking Elder God in MKX) but they keep teasing him.

In MKD they had his name appear in the clouds in the menu.
In MK9 there's a sound file of the announcer saying : "Fujin".
In MKX a fake Ed Boon troll references him in Cassie's fatality.

Shawn Kittelsen did a fine job trying to explain Fujin's absence(You need to have someone protecting the Jinsei at all times) but I do feel he should fight more.

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Yeah only people that don't know what they are talking about thinks Leatherface is a silent slasher/stalker character like Jason or Michael. He squeals like a pig lol

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"Fujin, Havik, Sareena & Khameleon, with Ashrah and Li Mei "

Ugh, I would've died and gone to heaven.

Fujin making it? Havik & Sareena finally getting updated into even more badass versions of themselves? Khameleon finally becoming more than a gray Kitana or Chameleon with boobs? Ashrah and Li Mei?

Someone hold me. This hypothetical pack would've slayed.

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johnny1upPosted: 12/08/2015 12:19 PMStatus ::


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It's still meh to me. I don't really care about leather face at all, or Alien really (I don't really care for guest characters, although the tarkatan blades are an interesting twist). Bo Rai Cho is cool and I'm glad to have him. Except I wish he wasn't in the same boring clothes as his story mode counterpart (I would've preferred a variation oh his Deception outfit).

Tri-borg is the most interesting character, but also the most concerning one. I'm interested in who he is and what he does (not to mention this game just isn't complete without a cyber character), but honestly, I would have rather just had him be Cyrax who took the parts of other cyborgs, because I think Cyrax is the most developed of the cybers. I guess it could be argued that if their memories are stored in their technology and Tri-borg has Cyrax's technology then he is at least part Cyrax though. Otherwise I can just play his yellow variation and pretend it's him.

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Warbro666Posted: 12/08/2015 12:40 PMStatus ::


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This is well written and informative. I love the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Alien but had no idea Ridley Scott was inspired by the former.

I'm still super excited to play as Tri-Borg. Initially I was not sold on the idea of the 3-in-1 cyborg but the mystery behind the character and the fact that he looks freakin' awesome has me really wanting to play him.

What order do you think they'll be released in? If the first pack was anything to go by I'd guess;

1. Leatherface
2. Tri-Borg
3. Alien
4. Bo' Rai Cho

Or Bo' Rai Cho before Tri-Borg.

redmanPosted: 12/08/2015 12:56 PMStatus ::


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Great article, really well written. Just thinking about Bo' Rai Cho is making me excited again, but I'm still disappointed by the whole thing.

ProfesserAhnkaPosted: 12/08/2015 12:59 PMStatus ::


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Warbro666 Wrote:
This is well written and informative. I love the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Alien but had no idea Ridley Scott was inspired by the former.



I'm still super excited to play as Tri-Borg. Initially I was not sold on the idea of the 3-in-1 cyborg but the mystery behind the character and the fact that he looks freakin' awesome has me really wanting to play him.



What order do you think they'll be released in? If the first pack was anything to go by I'd guess;



1. Leatherface

2. Tri-Borg

3. Alien

4. Bo' Rai Cho



Or Bo' Rai Cho before Tri-Borg.


I think amongst some casuals that Bo may unfortunately be the dud in the pack. So I'm guessing release will go-

Leatherface
Bo
Alien
Triborg

Knock out a guest first to generate buzz and end with the new cyborg that's causing a stir.

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KungLaodoesntsuckPosted: 12/08/2015 01:18 PMStatus ::


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I really hope Bo is the first DLC character so I can be done with this game.

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DetoxPosted: 12/08/2015 01:26 PMStatus ::


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Great article. I too was unaware of the connection between "Alien" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Interesting stuff.

Bo Rai Cho and Leatherface have me most excited here, bit I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least intrigued by how Tri-borg came together, or his possible future.


Thanks to MINION for the awesome sig
friendshipagainPosted: 12/08/2015 01:40 PMStatus ::


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ProfesserAhnka Wrote:
"Fujin, Havik, Sareena & Khameleon, with Ashrah and Li Mei "



Ugh, I would've died and gone to heaven.



Fujin making it? Havik & Sareena finally getting updated into even more badass versions of themselves? Khameleon finally becoming more than a gray Kitana or Chameleon with boobs? Ashrah and Li Mei?



Someone hold me. This hypothetical pack would've slayed.


I'm having palpitations, hook me up to life support Professor!!

This is literally wet dream Kombat Pack material to me for the hard of the hard-core fanbase :(

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After this proposed kombat pack I have no doubts that Brian Chard should be calling all the shots in MK developments ( at least in roster department) not Ed.

xysionPosted: 12/08/2015 01:43 PMStatus ::


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Good article. The most pertinent point for me is:

"A logical perspective, but not the only one, and by no means united in alternative preference."

I have to agree and this is a big problem. Even within the fraternity of fans that did want only Mortal Kombat characters, they can not agree which ones they would definitely want back. For most I have seen it is a certain character(s) and the rest they do not care about. This can also be noticed by people who are very much against the guest characters but still refuse to buy Bo Rai Cho because they do not like him, even though he is a returning Mortal Kombat character. With division this deep, no wonder the guest characters outperform the returning Mortal Kombat characters.

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DetoxPosted: 12/08/2015 01:47 PMStatus ::


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friendshipagain Wrote:
ProfesserAhnka Wrote:
"Fujin, Havik, Sareena & Khameleon, with Ashrah and Li Mei "





Ugh, I would've died and gone to heaven.





Fujin making it? Havik & Sareena finally getting updated into even more badass versions of themselves? Khameleon finally becoming more than a gray Kitana or Chameleon with boobs? Ashrah and Li Mei?





Someone hold me. This hypothetical pack would've slayed.




I'm having palpitations, hook me up to life support Professor!!



This is literally wet dream Kombat Pack material to me for the hard of the hard-core fanbase :(


Indeed. I would've loved that pack.


Thanks to MINION for the awesome sig
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As someone very displeased with Kombat Pack 2, I'm just not going to support it.

For a few days, I was somewhere between not giving NRS any money at all for deliberately ignoring the most highly requested characters....or only purchasing Bo Rai Cho to "vote with my wallet" that we want established MK characters.

But then I came to the conclusion that if they didn't listen to the various online forums saturated with requests for Fujin and the NPC fighters, what good will showing them what we want once more do? They'll just ignore us again.

I'm also tired of the whole "There's always next game!" bait. Fujin not in MK9 as DLC? Totally understandable. Without a doubt he'll be in the next game, since it's going to be a remix of MK4. Oh, he's not in the roster? Without a doubt DLC.....Oh, he's not DLC? Well, since Raiden's corruputed now, he'll UNDOUBTEDLY be in the next game to lead the forces of light, right? ...And on and on it goes, the carrot still dangling from the string.

Whatever, NRS. You won't give us the wind character we've been clamoring for? Street Fighter V will.




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Warbro666 Wrote:
This is well written and informative. I love the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Alien but had no idea Ridley Scott was inspired by the former.



I'm still super excited to play as Tri-Borg. Initially I was not sold on the idea of the 3-in-1 cyborg but the mystery behind the character and the fact that he looks freakin' awesome has me really wanting to play him.



What order do you think they'll be released in? If the first pack was anything to go by I'd guess;



1. Leatherface

2. Tri-Borg

3. Alien

4. Bo' Rai Cho



Or Bo' Rai Cho before Tri-Borg.


1. Leatherface
2. Triborg
3. Bo Rai Cho
4. Xenomorph

KungLaodoesntsuckPosted: 12/08/2015 02:57 PMStatus ::


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JadedReign Wrote:
As someone very displeased with Kombat Pack 2, I'm just not going to support it.



For a few days, I was somewhere between not giving NRS any money at all for deliberately ignoring the most highly requested characters....or only purchasing Bo Rai Cho to "vote with my wallet" that we want established MK characters.



But then I came to the conclusion that if they didn't listen to the various online forums saturated with requests for Fujin and the NPC fighters, what good will showing them what we want once more do? They'll just ignore us again.



I'm also tired of the whole "There's always next game!" bait. Fujin not in MK9 as DLC? Totally understandable. Without a doubt he'll be in the next game, since it's going to be a remix of MK4. Oh, he's not in the roster? Without a doubt DLC.....Oh, he's not DLC? Well, since Raiden's corruputed now, he'll UNDOUBTEDLY be in the next game to lead the forces of light, right? ...And on and on it goes, the carrot still dangling from the string.



Whatever, NRS. You won't give us the wind character we've been clamoring for? Street Fighter V will.









I'm on the same page as you for the most part.

I don't believe there's a grand plan for Fujin or other highly requested characters in the next game, I don't believe WB will care whether or not we don't buy the guests, and I really can't wait for SFV.

However, I feel obligated to buy Bo. He's the only thing keeping me from trading in the game at this point. His inclusion tells me that they at least partially listened to their fans. So I will get Bo because he's worth something. But the others can fuck right off.

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I'm only purchasing Bo and Triborg. Bo'Rai'Cho because he's a 3D era character I've been wanting to see return since Armageddon.

I'll buy Triborg because...well I bought Tremor.

Alien and Leatherface will be left in the dirt. I'm a horror fanatic but it's the principal that matters.

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I hope Tri-Borg gets three fatalities. It makes a lot of sense to me.

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The garbage about Fujin wanted only by an exclusive fanbase is just showing how they are way out of touch with their own game. It makes so much sense to have Fujin as a character, but they just cannot see it.

No matter what they say, Leatherface makes zero sense and Alien with Baraka's swords is just silly. It's a big FU to Baraka and MK fans, just like the Tarkatan blade by the cowboy.

Bo Rai Cho is the only good character here. Tri-Borg is interesting, but the name is very off-putting and corny. We'll see about him, Alien & Leather can kiss my ass though.

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Nice loop hole with tri-borg. That way no one would bitch that the other two were left out.

I really do NOT care for 3D era characters, but yes, I will concede that Bo Rai Cho over Fujin, is just stupid. Their logic was probably that Kitana and Lao already posess wind-based moved whereas with BO you won't have cloning issues.

And of course two ''horror icons'' ,totally called this shit 6 months ago and yet it still pisses me off. NRS should've really had a horror spinoff fighting game instead. This invasion of 3rd party characters makes a mockery of the MK lore with each new entry. Just replace Scorpion and Sub-Zero with Alien and Predator on the cover already.

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I hope Tri-Borg gets three fatalities. It makes a lot of sense to me.


It does indeed make sense.....which probably means NRS won't go through with it. Because they aren't exactly known for thinking logically when it comes to their characters most of the time.

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The garbage about Fujin wanted only by an exclusive fanbase is just showing how they are way out of touch with their own game. It makes so much sense to have Fujin as a character, but they just cannot see it.


100% agreed. I'd be willing to bet 80% of the entire list of people who bought this game, die-hards or not, would've been a-okay with literally any of the characters, including Fujin, who cameo'd in this game.

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Despite my anger with the absence of more important MK characters taking the DLC spots instead of guests, I've made up my mind to still purchase all of KP2. I can't say I'm completely upset because Bo Rai Cho was my most requested along with Fujin. Really stoked for Bo to return after shy of just 10 years of not being playable. Should be very interesting to see the drunken master who trained the MK champion back in action. I love drunken fist and huge fan of Jackie Chan's drunken master film.

I'm equally as excited for Tri-borg, he should be very interesting utilizing all 3 cyborgs of the past. It probably is a safe bet to say he's going to be a one-shot character, never to be seen again in a future title again, so we'll make the best out of him once he's DLC.

I'd obviously give Alien and Leatherface a chance once I see their gameplay. Whether we like it or not, their data is going to be in the game once they are released. We'll all be forced to download the patch that will have their data available even if you don't plan on purchasing them. You will still be able to VS them in online matches and maybe against the A.I. Still pissed that Baraka was the most obvious silhouette in the teaser and they merged him with Alien. It's still insulting to me as a Baraka fan, but I find it cool at the same time that Alien has those Tarkatan features. Alien will be cool no doubt. It will be very interesting to see how its gameplay pans out in a fighting game, and of course the fatalities and brutalities.

The reason I'm supporting KP2 is only because I love MKX, it's arguably the best Mortal Kombat game ever made. I'd never thought MK9 could be surpassed but going back to it feels clunky and slow. MKX has taken over and made every other game obsolete for me.

Great article btw, and good catch on that theory that Leatherface would be a possibility when no one else would have even thought about it back when the silhouettes were teased.

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RE: MKX DLC: Unpacking Kombat Pack 2 Characters

I plan on getting the whole pack because I'm too damn curious to see how they all play.

As for Fujin, I'm assuming it was decided at the beginning that Kitana would get the fan lift, which looks more akin to Fujin's with the tornado like gust then her typical wave-the-fans-in-the-air. Thus, Fujin was destined for the next game a long time ago.

Does this mean Kitana won't be back?

I'm really stoked about possibly seeing Aliens' variations based on fighters (Baraka). But I'm assuming that won't happen. If animating a tail gives them problems, adding extra arms (Sheeva) is not likely to happen.

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