Predator joins Mortal Kombat X + Free DLC for all players

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Do you know what makes me happy in these one-on-one fighting games? When they introduce characters that are in no way part of the game itself. When Mortal Kombat X introduced Jason Voorhees, all I could imagine is Jason’s reaction to Scorpion pulling him forward and saying “Come over here”. No reaction to see, with the mask and all, but it’s that type of out of the box creativity that brings me joy.

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Predator is the main villain in the 1987 film of the same name, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Cool Fact: Van Damme was supposed to play the part of predator in the very first film, but hated the costume. The original costume looked something like a cross between a red larvae and a reptile. I don’t exactly blame him. But imagine, that could have been Van Damme vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Let’s think about what type of player you could be with a character like Predator. He has cool invisibility and infrared capabilities. Based on the new trailer, it’s unclear if this will only be part of his fatality, cut scenes, or if these are abilities that you could harness within the actual game. There is some pretty good damage to be had with Predator’s massive claw, and if you’re holding on by a thread, that laser shooter over his shoulder could give you the winning edge, in a pinch. He’s not the most attractive character, but he’s pretty damn useful.

Predator will be the new kid on the street starting July 7th. In this new DLC, you can play as Predator and have access to new character skins featuring Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax.

As an added bonus, all players, whether you download the DLC or not, will have get the Klassic Fatality pack. I actually prefer DLC’s that include new fatalities over new DLC’s that let you play as new characters. I need visually appealing diversity. These fatalities stem from the classic games for characters such as: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya and Johnny Cage.

In addition to these new set of fatalities, this free download will include a new Scorpion skin: Kold War Scorpion.

Any thoughts on this new character? Who would you like to see be added to the Mortal Kombat gameplay?

Source: Gamespress / Warner Bros./ Nether Realm 

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