“If it bleeds, we can kill it.” One of the classic monsters of cinema is joining the Kombatant roster for Mortal Kombat X alongside Friday the 13th boogeyman Jason Voorhees. The Predator creature of the Predator franchise is confirmed as a playable DLC character for the game.
Predator’s inclusion was leaked by none other than Microsoft. A listing for the Kombat Pack on the Xbox Store reveals that Predator is included in the Kombat Pack. Per the description: “Stalk and slash your opponents as Horror Icon Jason Voorhees, or play as Predator, the Ultimate Hunter.” The Kombat Pack includes access to four new playable characters and skin packs. Each playable character will also feature a themed skin pack and three new skins for select characters along with the already confirmed Samurai Pack, which features samurai-themed skins for Kenshi, Shinnok and Kitana.
Fans have been wanting to see Predator in the new Mortal Kombat games. Producer and developer Ed Boon even went as far as teasing fans on Predator’s inclusion on Twitter. The confirmation is probably welcome news to some, except NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive. That is unless Xbox did not prematurely jump the gun here, and they were in fact authorized to make the Predator’s inclusion known for the Kombat Pack.
Mortal Kombat X hits the shelves on April 14. The game will be available first on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will then be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on June 30.
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