Mortal Kombat‘s been getting a steady helping of DLC as of late. First came the Klassic Skins pack, featuring redone costumes and fatalities for the “ninja” characters. Then the first Kompatibility Pack, which came with classic skins for Cyrax and Sektor, plus new character Skarlet, was made available recently. The next character set for release is returning Kombatant Kenshi, who has a nice new trailer that shows off just how deadly a psychic swordsman can be.
The trailer shows off Kenshi’s skills not only with his blade, but with his telekinetic powers, creating a sort of “psychic image” of himself to beat up on his opponent from far away. Add to that his ability to psychically move his sword, and we may have the closest thing to a Jedi the Mortal Kombat universe has. See for yourself how destructive he can be.
I think we can all safely say that that one Fatality we saw a part of was especially brutal. Not to mention Kenshi’s X-Ray move that was preceded by impaling someone in the stomach, and all his creative throws — including the one where his opponent is smashed face-first into the actual screen, repeatedly.
While Kenshi was initially introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, his story stretches back before the events of the first game. He was initially an arrogant martial artist, until the day he was tricked by Shang Tsung into removing his ancestors’ sword from its sacred resting place. The act left Kenshi blinded, and Shang Tsung absorbed the souls of his ancestors to boot. However, Kenshi’s ancestors were able to communicate with him through his sword, acting as his eyes. He then trained under the ninja Ermac to develop his psychic powers, and now seeks revenge on Shang Tsung for his crimes.
Kenshi will officially be available for download on July 5th, though Xbox 360 users can purchase a season pass in order to get all four characters as soon as they’re available. Players may purchase Kenshi alone for 4.99 on PSN, and 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.
Is the new trailer enough to get you download Kenshi on release date? Do you plan on getting the other characters when they become available?
Mortal Kombat is out right now for the Xbox 360 and PS3.