As previously announced, Kratos from God of War will make his first appearance in promotional Mortal Kombat media in the January 2011 issue of Playstation magazine (issue 041) along with the recently confirmed Ermac. Kratos graces the front of this issue along with Scorpion, a continuation of their confrontation in the recent trailer.

Not only did we get a sneak peek at Kratos’ in-game model, but we’ve got the first-ever screenshots of the God of War in action—along with this unbelievably gorgeous cover. On stands Dec. 21, the January issue of PTOM has our hands-on impressions of the game, along with razor-sharp insight from series creator Ed Boon and his team at developer NetherRealm. We even have the first images of a newly revealed kontestant, Ermac.

Playstation: The Official Magazine's Editor in Chief Gary Steinman posted this cover along with a summary of the magazine's contest on the site's blog section, noting that the issue focused on the biggest games of the upcoming year. We will keep you updated on the contents of this magazine, due out soon; be sure to go out and pick it up!

Thanks to forum member seanay for word on this story.