After months of rumors and this last week's revelations, Kratos from God of War fame has finally been officially confirmed to appear in the first quarter 2011 game! As previously announced, a new playable character would be revealed on Spike TV's annual VGA show.

In a new trailer featuring a fight between icons Scorpion and Sub-Zero, Shao Kahn oversees the combat in a fiery new arena also debuting in this trailer. Kahn issues his trademark "Finish Him!" after Scorpion defeats his rival, but before he can Sub-Zero is yanked off screen. Scorpion stands puzzled as Kratos steps onto the field, flaming swords in hand. Scorpion regains his composure and fires a spear towards Kratos, which he blocks with his weapons. We will undoubtedly see more of Kratos's in game fighting style, special moves and fatalities at a later date, but this confirmation seals his appearance in the Mortal Kombat world.

Click here to check out the trailer on GameTrailers!

Update: We have added the Extended trailer for stream and download, click and enjoy!