No ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Demo; New Character Reveal Soon

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There are only two more months until the release of Mortal Kombat X, but depending on someone’s level of enthusiasm for the upcoming fighter, that two-month wait is either nothing to worry about, or a huge chunk of time. Some games use that time to release a demo, if only to give people a small taste of what the full game will be like, or simply something to hold people over for a while.

Should you be one of those people that can’t wait for MKX to arrive in April and are hoping for some kind of demo to play, we have bad news. This week NetherRealm Studios confirmed that there is no demo planned for the next entry in the brutal fighting game series.

As reported by GameSpot, NetherRealm’s Ed Boon, in response to a question on Twitter, confirmed that people would have to go demo-less for Mortal Kombat X. The answer was given on February 14, aka Valentine’s Day, so, ironically, fans’ love for the series wasn’t returned in the way they may have hoped.

To elaborate on why NetherRealm decided to pass on any kind of demo, studio producer Shaun Himmerick, also on Twitter, stated that the time used to make a demo will instead be used to make the final version of MKX even better. Also, there wasn’t much time to even consider making one. Fans keeping themselves content for a couple more months without a demo should be a small price to pay for a better game. Especially one that already looks really good.

In more positive news, though, Himmerick teased another character reveal for this month, and it’ll most likely come in the form of another gameplay trailer. No use in speculating what the developer has in mind, as Himmerick merely said, in response to a question, “more this month.” That said, both Sonya Blade and Jax were teased a few days ago, and Ed Boon himself hinted at Twisted Metal’s Sweet Tooth, so it’s possible that any of those three characters could be revealed for the roster.

Sweet Tooth Guest Mortal Kombat X Character

Aside from the series’ mainstay characters like Liu Kang, who else would you like to see included in MKX? This series has been going for quite some time, so there’s bound to be a few fighters that have earned a chance to return.

We here at GameRant aren’t opposed to wishing and hoping, either, so here are five guest characters that could probably get along with the rest of the Mortal Kombat cast. Probably.

Mortal Kombat X launches on April 14, 2015 for the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Don;t forget to pre-order to play as Goro, who only made an appearance as an enemy in Mortal Kombat 9.

Sources: GameSpot, Ed Boon on Twitter, Shaun Himmerick on Twitter (1), (2)