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Mortal Kombat: God of War's Kratos playable in PS3 version. Xbox 360 exclusives so far unconfirmed

Yup, next year's Mortal Kombat reboot is already playing favourites. It's just been announced by the US Official PlayStation Magazine that Kratos, everyone's favourite raging ball of slaphead death, will be making an appearance in the PS3 version of the game. He'll be sitting out of the game's story mode (presumably to avoid the idiotic "And then Ivy fell down a hole and banged her head, and when she woke up she was in Star Wars" plotting that plagued Soul Calibur IV), but he will be playable, and will have his own move-set, fatalities and arena.

Details? Nothing as of yet, though God of War designer David Jaffe has been offering his thoughts on Twitter. On Kratos' fatalities, he says "[He] would have a F*CKALITY and f*ck the SHIT out of Sonya AND Katana at the same motherf*cking TIME!!!!" He did not use asterisks, but he did add a smiley to emphasise the jovial nature of his idea.


Above: Kinectimality. Flailess Victory, etc.

He also suggested (and this is a pretty cool idea actually) that "Kratos should reach out and pull the f*cking MK classic Narrator into the game and gut the f*cker! Oh, or rip the head off 'toasty!' guy!" That one, I'm down with. It's perfectly fitting with Kratos' "WRRRRRRRAAAAAAAUUUGHHEVERYBODYDIIIIIIES!" persona. Let's face it, this guy just isn't stopping until there's not a single person or thing left alive in his field of vision.

The question remains though, of whether the 360 will be getting a similar exclusive character. Nothing has been mentioned yet, but who would you want? Marcus Fenix as a bulky brawler with chainsaw melee? A Crackdown agent to back up Sonya Blade and Jax? Avery Johnson gone postal? Let us know.

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42 comments

  • willpeterson13 - February 16, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    Who thinks if Xbox has a special character it will be Master Chief?
  • Joker117 - January 28, 2011 1:20 p.m.

    how about Saren from the 1st mass effect.. still only 360 and he is serving "sovereign" ..which is god/godly. Darth Revan - he's a lord ..2 problems of course ..star wars and the problems that brings lol I cannot think of many xbox/360 title exclusives that = god of war and I am not a fan of that game but he fits the mortal kombat essence.. they could of done SPAWN he'd fit perfectly as well but the problem is he is in other games 1 and 2 they may want to avoid comic books after dc did them such an "honor" lol
  • Joker117 - January 28, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    some1 said importing their fable character.. good idea in theory but the problem would be the data and actually bringing a character from another game , designed by another company and never fixed to be in the mortal kombat or midways game ever ... I think that is too much trouble. How about an AC character .. or just leave it alone? remember kratos is only for sony ( god of war isnt on 360) but the point is HE IS A "GOD" so he fits where as who is a god on the 360 in their realm ? master cheif in theory would be killed in any kombat lol I know I am taking it way to serious but I am also shocked there isn't 1 actual "god" like figure we can all think of?
  • SpartanJJM7 - December 18, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    If any Spartan were to be in this Mortal Kombat game it should be Emile. Though Master Chief is always a favorite, but really another Spartan should have their moment and I believe Emile would best fit as a Xbox 360 exclusive. His persona is great for Mortal Kombat 9. He's a badass who does fight up close and with raw power.
  • Adamr6 - December 13, 2010 7:54 a.m.

    My friends and i had some ideas about the character, like war from darksiders, big daddy from bio 2, dante from devil may cry, or someone from dead or alive. But no more halo characters, i mean spartan was in DOA4...just sayin but war would be the most bad ass lol
  • thedonut - December 11, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    One of the Agents from Crackdown could probably do as well.
  • CitizenWolfie - December 9, 2010 7:19 p.m.

    Shank would fit in with the characters perfectly! OK I know he's not Xbox exclusie but still. I don't know - Alan Wake is pretty good at dealing with the forces of darkness.
  • Genericpenisjoketista - December 8, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    Didn't they say that this MK game was going to be "super serious?" I'm surprised that they would stoop to the level of Soul Calibur for this. They're going to need to find an established XBox character that's on the level of Kratos (somewhat), so I'm going to assume... Sam Fisher? He has his own long-running series, much like Kratos, and is a primarily XBox oriented character. I'd assume that he would handle a lot like Stryker.
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - December 8, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    I'd like to see Shepard of Wrex from Mass Effect even though it's not a 360 Exclusive anymore.
  • Slayer11496 - December 8, 2010 8:34 p.m.

    Oh Master Chief easy guns,stickys and lasers for his special moves he's perfect.
  • bron1417 - December 8, 2010 6:53 p.m.

    Kratos for PS3 sounds pretty beast i cant lie. that guy is a freaking tank! as for my lovely 360 and an exclusive character i would proly say the Master Chief, Marcus or Cole Train w/Lancers or something for their Fatalities.
  • CoryRX8 - December 8, 2010 6:46 p.m.

    @Crabhand Fair enough, that's definitely a possibility. I'm just sick of having to make concessions to marketing. Capcom locks down content in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to boost special edition sales. Gamestop gets a billion pre-order exclusives, but I personally won't shop there. Gamers pretty much always get the short end of the stick on these marketing deals, and it's wearing on me. In a case like this, I'll have to choose between getting an extra character or playing with my friends on Xbox Live, since none of them have PS3s. Either way I lose.
  • HumorTumor - December 8, 2010 6:32 p.m.

    Too bad I hate God of War and think Kratos is a pretty boring character.
  • Dreadnought - December 8, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    That sounds awesome! Kratos would make just about any fighter a bad ass game! Kratos FTW!
  • Crabhand - December 8, 2010 6:23 p.m.

    @CoryRX8 I think of it differently. Chances are pretty good that if those exclusive characters weren't included, the gaps they currently fill could have just as easily remained empty. If Namco had not included any of those three characters and left the gaps empty, everybody would lose. And I agree that they are a marketing tie-in, but if it increases sales and gets more people playing the game, exclusive characters aren't all bad. In the case of Kratos, they have a chance of grabbing some God of War fans who may not give a shit about Mortal Kombat otherwise. Of course we all want more characters in fighting games, but by creating an artificial scarcity the developers can increase the value of their product. It's the pleasant fiction we live with to make sure the world works properly.
  • CoryRX8 - December 8, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    @Crabhand You're making all sorts of bad assumptions here. I'm not a tournament player, I'm just pointing out the hypocricy in Ed Boon's statements. I play way too many different games to ever get good enough to play any one game in any real competitive level. I think that even in SC2, creating exclusive characters was a major waste of development resources. Think about it: Namco spent the time to develop three characters, and unless you bought all three versions, you only got one of them. If they had instead spent that time developing three original characters, you would have been able to play as all three. Looking at it in a non-tournament, non-competitive, "just for fun" way, wouldn't having the three original characters have been preferable? Definitely. A bigger roster is always better. Moves like this aren't about benefiting the players, they're nothing more than a cross-advertising opportunity. This isn't about fun, it's about marketing. These kinds of shenanigans are a disservice to competitive players and casual players alike.
  • Kingofthewoodlandrealm - December 8, 2010 5:21 p.m.

    What about the Arbiter or a brute.... or a gears of war Berserker?
  • RAYZOR12 - December 8, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    I would personally love to see Bayonetta. ;D
  • Phazon117 - December 8, 2010 4:52 p.m.

    Clay Carmine for 360 exclusive character. He choked a Locust barehanded, and Lancer fatalities would be the shit! Plus, Cliffy B agrees with me :)
  • thedonut - December 8, 2010 4:47 p.m.

    Those Locust things from Gears of War... Why not? MK with Kratos is a must buy for me, regardless. I'm more familiar with Playstation, and Kratos fits in just well.

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