As an active member of the Twitter community, NetherRealm Studios' Creative Director Ed Boon is not one to shy away from playful teases. He knows that Mortal Kombat fans are hinging on his every word, retweet, and photo, and oftentimes he likes to feed them a little something to whet their appetites. Granted, Boon knows when and where to make announcements, but that doesn't mean he can't get the fans excited every now and again.
Just this week, for example, Boon further teased the potential roster for Mortal Kombat X, revealing just how many unannounced characters there are. Obviously nothing is official, but from the looks of the screen it appears there are (at least) 15 more characters to be added to the MKX roster. That's including Quan Chi, who was just revealed today.
And so, with only about six months until the release of Mortal Kombat X on April 14, 2015, that means NetherRealm has to unveil at least two new characters per month. So far, they have been debuting new Kombatants, most of them familiar faces from the series, fairly regularly, taking advantage of gaming events or simply unveiling a new character because they feel like it.
Speaking of those new fighters, it's unclear at this time just how many of the remaining 15 spots will be taken up by MK staples and which will feature totally new NetherRealm creations. With Mortal Kombat 9, the mix almost exclusively favored the old crew, but this upcoming game has already introduced new blood. There's Cassie Cage (daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade), Ferra/Torr, and D'Vorah.
But we suspect those three won't be the only new fighters added to Mortal Kombat X's roster. Rather, it seems more likely that next year's game will feature a better mix of the new with the old.
However, that may leave some Mortal Kombat fans out in the cold when their favorite fighter doesn't make the cut. It was a point of contention with Mortal Kombat 9, and we don't doubt it will be here.
The good news, though, is that Ed Boon has already started talking about DLC for Mortal Kombat X, which means that even if a fan favorite doesn't make it into the retail game they can still be added later. Or maybe NetherRealm is going to come from left field again and add a character like Freddy Krueger.
What characters must be added to the roster before Mortal Kombat X releases? How many new characters would you like to see in the final roster?
Mortal Kombat X releases April 14, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Ed Boon