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Could a masked gun-slinger be Mortal Kombat X's next new character? Erron Black introduced in MKX comic book

With the release of Mortal Kombat X just around the corner, speculation about potential playable characters and content is at an all time high. Just this week, we heard rumors of Predator being added to the roster as a guest character, and the day before that, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane gave fans hope that his character would be in MKX during an interview with GamerFitNation.

So what's the latest word on the streets? Well, in chapter 4 (digital) / issue #2 of the Mortal Kombat X comic book, a fresh face made appearance. Erron Black -- a masked figure that looks much like a gun-slinger from an old Western movie -- is seen standing among the ranks of other new characters: Kotal Kahn, D'Vorah, and even Cassie Cage.


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According to the comic book panel, both D'Vorah and Erron Black are working with Kotal Kahn to destroy Mileena and the league of the Red Dragon.

While Black's inclusion on the playable roster remains speculation, it is definitely interesting to see him alongside Kotal and D'Vorah. Plus, we haven't seen a brand new character revealed in Mortal Kombat X since shortly after the game was first officially announced (all other reveals being returning MK warriors). I'd say it's about time for a fresh face, albeit, a masked one.

Source: LazyGamer. Via IGN. Submitted by madsoul242.

Kitana can reflect projectiles, parry attacks, and use Jade's weapon - learn about all three of her Mortal Kombat X Variations here

By now, it's no secret that Kitana will be returning to the fight once again in Mortal Kombat X.

Much like all characters in NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighter, the princess has three Variations that give her access to different moves and abilities. Her Variations: Royal Storm, Assassin, and Mournful all her to reflect projectiles, parry attacks then follow up with a series of brutal stabs, and much more.

Below you will find a description of each one, along with the differences in her appearance that each comes with.

Check them out and leave us a comment saying which is your favorite!


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Source: The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

There will be no pre-release demo of Mortal Kombat X, 'big surprise' may be coming this month

Were you hoping to test out Mortal Kombat X before you settled on a purchase? Well, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon recently addressed a question over on Twitter regarding a pre-release demo on consoles. The verdict? There will be no pre-release demo of Mortal Kombat X. MKX producer Shaun Himmerick added a bit to Mr. Boon's statement, explaining that the team would rather focus on making the launch version of the game better than spend time on a demo.

Rumor: Predator and Carl Weathers to be in Mortal Kombat X

According to a recent report, Predator and Colonel Al Dillon (played by Carl Weathers in the Predator movie series) will appear in Mortal Kombat X.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com, an unnamed source says that the two will be joining MKX in a June DLC pack. While it does say that Predator will be playable, the report did not specify whether or not Colonel Al Dillon would be added to the roster as well.

According to the same report, Carl Weathers has given permission for his likeness to be used in the upcoming fighting game.

We've seen series creator Ed Boon hint at the potential inclusion of Predator in the next Mortal Kombat game over on Twitter, but rumblings of the Colonel being added in as well are brand new. Personally, I think the chances of Spawn being playable are far more likely, but hey, that's just me.

As with all rumors, please take this with a grain of salt.

But if Colonel Al Dillon is indeed in Mortal Kombat X, all I can say is... "baby, we got a stew goin'!"

Source: VideoGamer.com. Via IGN. Submitted by Blackoshinomi, Erawan, and Bahkah.

Spawn in Mortal Kombat X? Todd McFarlane has given NetherRealm permission to use his character

In an interview with GamerFitnation, the creator of Spawn -- Todd McFarlane -- discussed a topic that many fans have been clamoring about for some time.

According to the comic book/figure creator, NetherRealm Studios currently has permission to use his character in some of their upcoming games. They don't have forever, though, as McFarlane explains that the window is limited.

"They have access to be able to use the character [Spawn] in a couple of their games, if they want to," said McFarlane. "It's up to their discretion. I gave them a window of time, and so I'll just leave it to them to be able to do what it is that they want."

McFarlane continued, "eventually they will phone me and say 'Hey, we want to use him here. Is that OK?' Technically, it's OK, because we already said yes, they are just letting us know. I don't know if they're ever going to use it, they just might squat on it."

We will be seeing guest characters appear in Mortal Kombat X, and considering the fact that Spawn would fit in perfectly with the MK crew, there's a chance we'll be seeing him make an appearance come April.

Check out the interview below.

Accidental visual hint at Jax in the next Mortal Kombat? Pair this with an audial reference from Cassie Cage and we may see 'Uncle Jax' in MKX

A little while back, we discussed the possible inclusion of Rain and Cyrax on the basis of their special moves being a part of certain Living Towers matches.

As cool as it would be to say this points to their being playable characters in Mortal Kombat X, it's just as likely that developers are simply using familiar references from Mortal Kombat's vast universe to keep things interesting.

IGN was able to actually play a bit of MKX and discuss some of their experience. Below is an image from their posted video with a hint at Jax that's a bit more solid than a mere reference.

The image is from the Living Towers portion of the game, wherein players fight their way up ladders of opponents, sometimes with special fight conditions. Sitting right above Sub-Zero, is a character that looks it very well could be Jax.


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You may have noticed a few other interesting bits from the picture. There's a bow-wielding fighter in the tower as well as a smalller character at the top. Your guess is as good as ours as to who these guys are.

In any case, the evidence doesn't stop with the picture. Hit the jump for more!

There will be at least 3 kombatants from Mortal Kombat 4 in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X!

Yesterday evening, NetherRealm Studios producer, Shaun Himmerick, confirmed that there will be more than 2 characters from Mortal Kombat 4.

Hit the jump to see more!

Kitana and Reptile alternate costumes in Mortal Kombat X revealed, Jade will not be in MKX

During today's Kombat Kast stream (which is still live at the time this is being written), the folks over at NetherRealm Studios showed off a series of concept art for both Kitana and Reptile in Mortal Kombat X. While most of the pieces shown depicted early ideas for the characters, two slides revealed alternate costumes for both fighters.

Below you can check out one of the alternate skins for Reptile and Kitana.


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Additionally, it was announced on stream that Jade will not be in Mortal Kombat X. Fans expecting to play her will have to settle for Kitana's "Mournful" variation, that which utilizes some of Jade's moves.

Source: NetherRealm.

Kitana and Reptile being shown off in Mortal Kombat X; Kombat Kast stream now live, MK character set to be 'UN-revealed' today

The Kombat Kast live stream returns today with more Mortal Kombat X action. Today, returning fighters Reptile and Kitana will be shown off and we can expect a breakdown of both characters.

This will be the first time we really see the two in action, aside from their respective character trailers.

Additionally, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon stated on Twitter that we'll be seeing a character "UN-reveal." In other words, we'll find out what character won't be playable in Mortal Kombat X.

The stream is currently live. Check it out after the jump.

Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack includes 4 characters and a lot of alternate skins

This just in: Today we have received new details on Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack.

The first rumblings about this content pack were heard last week when we reported on the several options available for MKX's Kollector Editions. Information from Warner Bros. revealed that the pack would include "4 add-on characters," some of which would be guest fighters.

Those who purchase the Kombat Pack, however, will also receive a hefty amount of alternate in-game skins. NetherRealm Studios producer, Shaun Himmerick, stated on Twitter that the Kombat Pack will include five different skin packs, with a total of 15 costumes to choose from.

Not only that, but based on another tweet from the NRS representative, we may be seeing classic skins, among other things.

Check out the tweets below.

The best Mortal Kombat Kombatant ever is... Kano? Raiden? Noob Saibot? ScrewAttack's biggest MK fans make their cases

You know, the Mortal Kombat series has been around for a really long time now. The first Mortal Kombat game was released in arcades on August 9, 1992, making this year the 23rd anniversary for the beloved fighting game franchise.

It's nearly as old as the Street Fighter (SF) series. And here's the part that might shock you: the series predates even Sega's Virtua Fighter, wildly considered a grand-daddy of fighting games alongside SF.

That realization hasn't really struck a lot of MK fans, mostly because after Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 there was a prolonged period of time during which... let's just say the series experienced some troubling teenage years.

And then the Mortal Kombat reboot came in 2009, effectively wiping the slate clean -- so MK feels like a relatively younger franchise.

Nevertheless, it's a fact that the series has been around the block for a while now, and it has given us plenty of memorable characters. But which character is numero uno? Who's the best Mortal KOmbat kombatant ever?

The producers behind ScrewAttack.com's "The Best Ever!" video series took it upon themselves to investigate, and they've come down to three finalists: Raiden, Kano and Noob Saibot.

Listen to the ScrewAttack staffers make their respective cases on which character deserves to be named the best MK kombatant ever -- the case put forth for Kano, in particular, is quite clever.

Then make your own case; tell us who your pick for the best MK Kombatant is, in the comments below.

Kitana takes off her mask and uses Jade's weapons; References to Cyrax and Rain as possible upcoming characters in this IGN insider video

At recent preview event for Mortal Kombat X, IGN discovered some interesting news regarding Kitana and some hints at a few more possible characters.

Each character in MKX will have 3 variations that will include unique move sets and play styles. One of Kitana's is the 'Mournful' variation wherein she gets Jade's staff and glave.

Though traditionally, the inclusion of a character's specific weapons would likely hint at their being in the game, the situation here seems to point more toward Jade's demise in the story.

It sounds more like Kitana is mourning Jade's death and using her weapons to perhaps carry on her legacy.

You can see some footage of Kitana using Jade's purple staff as well as exposing her full face below.


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Additionally, in one of the tower modes, wherein players will fight under varying special circumstances, Cyrax's bombs and Rain's water bubble were referenced.

Our guess is that this means you'll be fighting while Cyrax bombs or water bubbles randomly appear on the stage to disrupts the flow of the fight. None of the three characters referenced were at all confirmed to be in the game.

You can see the video by hitting the jump below.

Brutalities and Team Battle confirmed in Mortal Kombat X, check out the first-ever 'Faction Kill' too!

This morning's Mortal Kombat X "Next" trailer gave us a closer look into the minds of the developers behind the game, but for some eagle-eyed viewers it did much more. We've already reported on the possibility of Sonya being in the game, and now we have confirmation of a few things we can expect to see once MKX drops in April.

Firstly, Brutalities will be in the next Mortal Kombat title. As seen in the screenshot below, there are stats for "Brutality," along with Team Battles.


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While no other information about these two facets has been revealed, it's still nice to know what we can look forward to in MKX.

Additionally, this trailer gave us a look at a brand new type of kill in the MK universe -- Faction Kills. Coinciding with the newly unveiled mode, it looks like these finishers will utilize objects in stages to creatively KO the opponent.


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Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat X? New trailer detailing online modes shows interesting character portrait

Earlier this morning, the folks over at NeatherRealm Studios and WB uploaded a trailer that shows behind the scenes footage of Mortal Kombat X, along with details about new online modes.

During the portion of the video that discusses Factions -- an new mode that allows players to join one of five different teams and go to war with others by scoring points in 1v1 ranked, arcade, etc. -- a character representing each faction. EventHubs user JJMain spotted what appears to be Sonya Blade under the "Special Forces" faction.

Sonya's portrait appears in the video that was uploaded on to the WBGamesUK, but what's even more peculiar is that if you watch the same trailer over on Mortal Kombat Community, the portrait is different. You will see that the latter video has a character portrait of Cassie Cage. Check out the images below to see both.


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At this point in time, Sonya Blade as a playable character is not confirmed. The character portrait in question could be an alternate costume for Cassie Cage, or simply a reference to Sonya's potential inclusion in the game's story mode.

In early interviews, Ed Boon did mention that the return of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade -- Cassie Cage's parents -- is definitely possible, so there is a chance that we'll see the Special Forces officer make a comeback.

Check out the trailer below for new information on Mortal Kombat X, and let us know what you think about the Sonya spotting in the comments below.

EVO 2015 '3on3 characters' ruleset for Mortal Kombat X a typo, left over from text meant for KOF13

Update: According to EVO organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, the "3on3 characters" part of the Mortal Kombat X (MKX) EVO 2015 rules had been a typo left over from the text for The King of Fighters 13. The official rules for MKX have just been updated to remove the error.

Earlier: Ever since NetherRealm Studios announced that Mortal Kombat X would feature three variations of each playable character, series co-creator Ed Boon has been talking about the strategic counter-pick opportunities made possible by the game system.

"I do think the character variations are going to be a big thing, I do feel the Scorpion A versus Sub-Zero B versus Raiden C will add a lot to the mix," Ed Boon said in an interview with TRMK.

And it would indeed be a big deal -- a way bigger deal -- if there were actually some sort of play mode in the game that let players pick three different characters, King of Fighters style, to go up against their opponent's team of three.

You'd be able to pick all three variations of the same character, if you didn't want to memorize too many character move sets; or you could pick three completely different characters that could cover each other's bad match-ups.

That would make for very interesting fights. In fact, as it turns out, a 3on3 format is exactly how the game is going to be played at EVO 2015, according to eagle-eyed EventHubs reader n0thingman.


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