The Predator and Carl Weathers Join ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Today

By July 7, 2015

Mortal Kombat X is about to get even bloodier.

Starting today, the legendary Predator from the film series of the same name has joined the roster of the fighting game as a new downloadable character. Predator features a lot of very familiar weapons and moves from his film series, including his deadly wrist blades, his razor-sharp Smart Disc, his ranged Combi-Stick, and his devastating Shoulder Cannon. The original Mortal Kombat games were actually partially inspired by the first two Predator films, for their level of gore and somewhat tongue-in-cheek sense of humor in places.

That’s not all, as actor Carl Weathers — who played Agent George Dillon in the original film — reprises his role, somewhat, as you’ll be able to play as existing character Jax with Weathers’ likeness and voice, and lines from Dillon in the film. For Predator fans, this should prove to be an excellent way of reliving the original film in a new way, in the engine of a beloved fighting game series. For Mortal Kombat fans, it adds perhaps one of the most interesting guest characters in the series, and should add a bit of a shot in the arm to the game overall.

In our review of Mortal Kombat X, we felt that the game was an excellent entry, featuring the most refined fighting mechanics of the entire series. It stumbles a bit in other areas, though, particularly concerning its single player story mode, the lack of certain characters that shipped with the base game, and an annoying presence of microtransactions.

Check out the new gameplay trailer for Predator below. He can be downloaded now for free by “Kombat Pack” holders, and will be made available to the general public on July 14th for $4.99. For more Mortal Kombat news as it develops, GET OVER HERE to GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
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