Netherrealm Studios just put out the latest trailer for the upcoming second Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat X, giving punters their first look at new additions Bo Rai Cho, Triborg, Leatherface and Alien. Also featured for the first time was the return of a classic Mortal Kombat staple; The Pit. Check out the trailer below.
In further news, Warner Bros. let slip some of the extra content to be expected in KP2: in addition to an all-new Apocalypse pack containing Takeda, D’Vorah and Erron Black, the bundle will also include access to Goro, the Kold War skin pack, and the Brazil skin pack, all of which have already been released as standalone DLC. Frustratingly, WB hasn’t said whether punters that have already bought these particular items can expect any special treatment, but we can hope that they’ll be looked after.
Leatherface is probably the lowlight of the four; in action there isn’t a whole lot that distinguishes his mad chainsaw flailing from existing guest character Jason’s wild machete swings. Time will tell if more gameplay will present a more optimistic image of the character, but as someone that never really got Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it’s a thumbs down from me.
Triborg still has an incredibly stupid name, but many of the attacks shown off in the trailer are authentically recreated from their base models, the MK9 incarnations of Cyrax and Sektor. Triborg also delves into Cyborg Smoke from the 2D days to complete the trilogy, including the old school chest-launched three-pronged grappling gun which harks back to the days when Smoke was a grey-skinned Scorpion clone. Triborg will make a lot of fans happy.
Bo Rai Cho was a little disappointing, to be honest. I’d gotten my hopes up for a more serious reboot of the master that taught Liu Kang and Kung Lao everything they knew about Mortal Kombat, so seeing the projectile vomit and fartclouds was a letdown. That said, his normal attacks seem to take more directly from the drunken fist martial arts trope, as well as presumably a whole variation dedicated to the use of his walking stick weapon.
Alien recaptures the feel of the original trilogy of movies with a xenomorph character that hold a much greater physical presence than the typical drones seen today. With a handful of attacks borrowed from Baraka (the apparent baby-daddy of this particular chestburster), and a number of attacks involving the facehugger and other xenomorphs, Alien may be a much more technical character than its predecessor.
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