The latest Mortal Kombat title is just over a week away from release and anticipation is at its highest. With everything that's been revealed so far, and with plenty of secrets still unknown, fans just can't wait to get their hands on 9th iteration of the classic fighting franchise.
PS3 owners may be a tad more excited, due to their version having the exclusive character Kratos from the God Of War series. Since the Kratos' initial announcement, Xbox 360 owners have been wondering what they'll get instead. Possibly a number of things, if this latest rumor is true.
While it was initially rumored that the DC superhero Green Lantern was going to be the exclusive to the Xbox 360, that strange story didn't go over that well for mans and made little sense for Warner Bros. Interactive. Instead, it now appears that 360 owners may be getting a number of other things instead of an exclusive character. The story talks about the following additions:
- Puzzle Kombat, a mode which was first seen in Mortal Kombat Deception. It played out much like Tetris Attack, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, or anything like that. Of course, it had a Mortal Kombat flair to it, killing off your opponent once you won.
- The Pit 360, which is supposed to be a remastered version of the Pit 3 stage from Mortal Kombat 3.
- Avatar support for King Of The Hill mode.
- The "Lady In Red" DLC character would be free for download for 360 users for a limited time.
- Exclusive avatar gear would be available, for a price, of course.
While it should be noted that these are rumors, a couple of points stand out. One, NetherRealm Studios recently added a notice to their forums, saying that they were aware people were discussing news items that had yet to be officially announced. This could really go either way in terms of a debate, as it could mean people had caught onto something that was going to happen, or were just talking about stories they had heard.
The other thing was an image that was recently released onto the internet. The image is from an event held by NetherRealm Studios, which had an extended version of the Kombat Kontinues trailer seen at the end of the demo. The trailer showed off the aforementioned King Of The Hill mode, and a number of avatar-looking figures were seen at the bottom.
Do you think this has any merit? If so, does this make up for the lack of an exclusive character for 360 owners?
Mortal Kombat is on its way for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 19, 2011 in North America, with everyone else getting it April 21, 2011.
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