Magic usually happens when a popular fighting game series adds a few unexpected guests to the tournament festivities.
Street Fighter’s Akuma unleashed his techniques on Marvel Comics mutants in X-Men: Children of the Atom. The oft-forgotten Squaresoft arena fighter Ehrgeiz featured a slew of fan favorites from Final Fantasy VII. Soulcalibur continually filled out its growing roster with the likes of Kratos from God of War, Link from The Legend of Zelda and even Star Wars icons such as Darth Vader and Yoda. The entire concept behind Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise revolves around throwing gaming’s most recognizable characters into a brawl for all.
NetherRealm Studios has also gone out of its way to feature comic book, gaming and movie icons in many of its recent games. Mortal Kombat X blew minds everywhere when it decided to enhance its roster with Xenomorph from Alien, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Predator from The Predator and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Recent demos of the studio’s upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 present the game as the next evolution in the long-running series that launched in 1992. Along with its fresh mechanics and new faces, hopes are high that Ed Boon and his talented team of developers will shock players with their latest batch of guest characters.
Here are five characters MK11 creators should consider.