Sand Diego Comic-Con 2013 caught up with a Mr. Lance Sloan and Mr. Ed Boon during the events and pulled them away briefly for an interview concerning the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and film possibilities. Lance Sloan is, of course, the producer behind the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series and Ed Boon is the executive producer of the series as a whole. With the second season coming soon (when I ask you?) it’s hard not to talk about this. During the talks about the second season and the possibility of a film, Lance Sloan and Ed Boon let a little bit of information out that will possibly excite many of us: there might be a new game on the horizon.
Mortal Kombat (or Mortal Kombat 9 to others) was probably one of the better fighting games released in this current generation and is still enjoyable at this time. The fact that it has seen a recent release on PC also contributes to the game’s strength even if it took awhile to get there. For me personally, it exceeded many of my expectations after playing some of the 3D-based ones on my PS2 (hint: I wasn’t too fond of them) and I’m looking forward to another in the near future. I am a bit curious as to how they’ll handle a certain plot situation that they ended off with in Mortal Kombat 9.
The situation, of course, being the fact that many of the characters were killed off. I’m just making a guess at the moment, but I’d say maybe somewhere around 75-80% of the game cast kicked the bucket. Many of them were top characters of the series like Kitana, Jade, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Jax, and Kung Lao among others as well, so the potential problem I see is that some of the power behind the characters could potentially be gone. I’m all in favor of having some new characters come in and, with the slew of Mortal Kombat games released over the years, there’s always others waiting on the sidelines to take placement in the roster. However, that still wouldn’t solve the issue behind having those popular characters that really bring people in to the game–especially if you’re a veteran of the series.
The last time something like this was done was Mortal Kombat 3 and that was one of the biggest complaints of the game since mainstays like Scorpion, Kitana, Raiden, and Mileena were replaced. This, of course, made them go ahead an release Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 to satiate players wants for those characters and to qualm some of the complaints directed at that issue.
Now, the story could also end up bringing some of these characters killed off back. Some of them may be spirits of the Nether Realm or something along those lines. If they do bring some of the characters back, I hope that they just won’t be dropped into the story just for the sake of getting them in there.
This is all a bunch of wondering on my part seeing as the game isn’t officially announced, but what do you all think? Would you still head into the next Mortal Kombat tournament knowing that you may not be able to play as some of your favorite characters? What other characters from past games would you like to see on the roster if this happened?
I’m at least hoping that my man, Sub-Zero, will at least return…