Guest Kombatants – Vidjagame Apocalypse 417

We’ve just passed two important Mortal Kombat milestones: the 10th anniversary of the franchise-revitalizing Mortal Kombat 9, and the release of a new MK movie that doesn’t suck. To celebrate, Anthony Abatte joins us for a look at five of the best guest characters to show up for recent Kombats, after which we’ll look at NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, Star Wars Pinball VR, and the most memorable demos you’ve ever played.

Question of the Week: Which character (from any franchise) would you most want to see make a guest appearance in Mortal Kombat?


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11 thoughts on “Guest Kombatants – Vidjagame Apocalypse 417

  1. QOTW: Since they already did Spawn, I want to see the other M rated Soul Caliber guest characters. By that I mean Ezio and Geralt, both of whom are extremely violent people and felt nerfed by the T rating of SC. Why not throw Star Killer in there aswell.

  2. Any of the Supes from The Boys would be a good fit seems like it would easier to do than most characters. They just need to re-skin some injustice heroes and gore that shit up. Also The Toxic Avenger and Machete would be fun additions

  3. QOTW: I have two suggestions for MK characters. First, the Karl Urban Judge Dredd. Dredd would be a pretty standard addition to the Mortal Kombat roster, as the hyper violent, shopt-first-and-ask-questions-later attitude would fit wonderfully into the style of the game- as a bonus, you could have a second Stallone Dredd skin, with fatality assists by Rob Schneider.
    The second character I’d love to see would be Darkman. He could start out each fight as any other existing character (due to his face disguise abilities), but as you enter the third round, his face would start to melt into his real, burned version. It would also be easy to work in his friendship, since he could just throw a plush toy at his opponent, and scream “TAKE THE FUCKING ELEPHANT!” before running away in tears. A second “Durant” skin would be a must for the character.

  4. QOTW: Inspired by the inclusion of Robocop, I would suggest Dr. Manhattan from the Watchmen. Purely so that Robocop could perform a Fatality against an ever-growing Dr. Manhattan who’s size has increased so much that his hanging blue dong is the size of Robocop or larger. Instead of cowering in fear, Robocop would spout out a one-liner like, “Bad move, Blue Balls” and summon all of his fire power right at the obvious blue, glowing target between Manhattan’s legs. This would be Robocop’s defining moment. He was born, killed, and re-constructed to shoot dicks off and now he can finally climb his Everest.

  5. Owned by WB, and due for a resurgence of some sort, id love to see Gremlins as a playable character. Taking liberally from the second movie, you could start with Stripe, and as part of your attacks, tag in some of the wackier mutated versions, like flying, electric or spider gremlins.

    They’d also lend themselves well to some of the more OTT moves and attacks as they pile on to your opponent, claw eyes, bite ears or generally just wail on them with improvised weapons and WB property paraphernalia. Shit, they could even do things like fuck with your opponents health bar or steal parts of their stamia bars.

    Fatality would naturally be the game ‘crashing’ to the console screen, only for Hulk Hogan to pop up and tell them to quit screwing around and get back tonthe game.

    Im sure he’d be up for a cameo, he must have like, no money right now.

  6. The highlander would be great to see in mk. Christopher Lambert is already in board for lending his likeness to to the franchise and nothing would be better than seeing Connor Macleod pre-fight talking to himself as Raiden in the stilted Lambert style and if the line “there can only be one” were to be dropped… all the better.

  7. QOTW: There are a lot of great answers for this, but because I just started rewatching the show, I would love to see Light Yagami from Death Note added to the MK roster. I think he’s a very unconventional choice because he’s not much of a hand-to-hand fighter (that’s kind of the point), but he has potential for some creative fatalities, his right-hand demon Ryuk can do a lot of the physical stuff, and there’s room for lots of fun references to the anime.

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