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Diablo III is a great game that, despite its mouse-and-keyboard roots, adapts to consoles surprisingly well.
Ubisoft Montpellier's take on the first World War is a surprisingly heartfelt adventure.
Many games try to use nostalgia to lure you in, but few of them are as well-made as Shovel Knight.
@jensonb: Nice job. You're on the front page of the site now.
@geraltitude: @cloudyimpulse: Thanks, duders!
This is the article I've been looking to find time to write myself, but I've been swamped. Good job all around. I have a feeling most of the old characters in that list won't be returning as playable, but good chance they'll show up in the story mode as I heard there will be many "kameos".
Thanks! High praise from "Mr. mk.hotweird.com." ;) I referenced rat.org in the article, but I've been going to your site for almost as long.
I agree, most of the characters probably won't be playable. I think they set the tone by having four out of the six at E3 being brand new.
@civid: This concept art has been floating around (pun...intended?). It was done by the senior character artist at NRS. So...maybe?
@demoskinos: Honestly, I considered putting No Face and Tasia on there but...c'mon.
@mrfluke: That's a possibility. Ed Boon was saying during E3 that there are "many" Sub-Zeros, which insinuates this is a new guy, but obviously he likes fucking with people. The other thing is that in their pre-match taunts, Sub-Zero tells Scorpion that he's tired of proving his innocence. If he was a "cleansed" Noob, I think he would at least admit that he did it and be trying to atone.
But...we shall see.
@honkalot: @noitwont: @lockes84: Thanks!
This is a great read. Weirdly my first (and only prior to MK9) Mortal Kombat game I owned was MK4 on PS1. So looking through this character list is sparking some memories of characters that have been lurking, forgotten, at the back of my brain for many years. Thanks for that, I'm looking forward to it!
Oh, man. I kinda feel sorry for ya. You need to find a way to at least go back and play UMK3. I'm glad I helped jog your memory though!
Note to self: Stay out of the Cathedral.
@chaser324: @gordondaniels: Oh, definitely. I think there's a general consensus that Liu Kang will be a boss or something. But, for the purposes of the list, the dead are dead.
I like Jarek.
Oh, c'mon. The only reason he exists is that they decided at the last minute that MK4 should have another new character, so they swapped out Kano's head and changed the color of his vest/pants. Jarek even had an eye laser fatality in MK4...when he doesn't have cybernetics. It's just dumb.
Just crossing my fingers here for Son of Bo Rai Cho, and Mokap.
You're a sick man.
@president_barackbar: I'm not a fan either. I don't think most people are. But, he is referenced multiple times in MK9. Bottom line is he's kinda important, for better or worse.
@sparky_buzzsaw: Yeah, Reiko's a weird one. Always a lot of rumors and speculation around him from the first time people saw him in MK4.
@slag: Li Mei definitely seems like a good choice to bring back.
You put a heck of a lot of effort into this!
The only post-MK4 character I'd explicitly ask for to return out of this entire list is Nitara.
I'm probably going to be disappointed.
Thanks. Yeah, Nitara seems unlikely simply because she was never really all that important to the core of the story. But, as I mentioned above, people remember her out of the sea of forgetful characters post-MK3, so...maybe?
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