Future of MK

mattteo

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Here's another roster idea for MK12.

1. Scorpion
2. Kitana
3. Sub Zero
4. Ermac (Possessed by Shang Tsung in Story Mode with Shang Tsung's moves that can be unlocked.)
5. Sareena (Has Jataaka's and Kia's moves as well.)
6. Kenshi
7. Mileena
8. Kai
9. Hotaru (Gets possessed by Shinnok later on in Story mode with special moves of Shinnok that can be unlocked.)
10. Havik
11. Cassie (Has Sonya's and Johnny Cage's moves.)
12. Takeda
13. Baraka
14. Kira (Has Kano's moves.)
15. Tanya (Has her Naginata back.) (Gets possessed by Kronika in Story Mode with special moves of Kronika that can be unlocked.)
16. Noob Saibot
17. Liu Kang (Has some of Raiden's and Geras's moves.)
18. Kung Jin
19. Fujin
20. Darrius (Has similar moves to Jax's and Jacqui's moves using a gauntlet. Because Hotaru gets possessed by Shinnok, he will be the one to take care of Orderrealm.)
21. Li Mei (Gets possessed by Cetrion in Story Mode with special moves of Cetrion than can be unlocked. In this story mode, Cetrion turns against the Forces of Evil to help the Forces of Light.)
22. Quan Chi
23. Daegon
24. Taven
25. Onaga (Final boss. Possessed by a bigger threat and more powerful deity than Kronika such as the one in Sonya's MK11 ending. Or maybe the One Being.)

Pre-Order Bonus: Motaro (With 4 legs.) OR Kintaro (Has Goro's and Sheeva's moves.)

Kombat Pack:
1. Raiden
2. Kung Lao
3. Jade
4. Nitara
5. Guest
6. Guest

Love it. Just....no Reiko?!
 

Nasty_Freak

Well-known member
Love it. Just....no Reiko?!

We can have him be DLC instead of Nitara (since Mileena is already in the roster). In fact here's another MK12 Kombat Pack idea....

Kombat Pack 1 :
1. Raiden
2. Reptile
3. Jade
4. Cyborg Smoke, Cyborg Cyrax, OR Cyborg Sektor (With the moves of ALL cyborgs in previous games.)
5. Guest
6. Guest

Kombat Pack 2:
1. Kung Lao
2. Reiko
3. Nitara
4. Jax
5. Guest
6. Guest
 

Tarkatan Trash

Active member
We can have him be DLC instead of Nitara (since Mileena is already in the roster). In fact here's another MK12 Kombat Pack idea....

Kombat Pack 1 :
1. Raiden
2. Reptile
3. Jade
4. Cyborg Smoke, Cyborg Cyrax, OR Cyborg Sektor (With the moves of ALL cyborgs in previous games.)
5. Guest
6. Guest

Kombat Pack 2:
1. Kung Lao
2. Reiko
3. Nitara
4. Jax
5. Guest
6. Guest
Are you high?! What makes you think it's a good idea to have Raiden, Kung Lao, and Jax as DLC instead of being available out of the box?! You know fans will riot over that; especially Raiden, since he's essentially one of the main protagonists of the entire franchise!

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Commander

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Are you high?! What makes you think it's a good idea to have Raiden, Kung Lao, and Jax as DLC instead of being available out of the box?! You know fans will riot over that; especially Raiden, since he's essentially one of the main protagonists of the entire franchise!

As strange as it may seem, I agree with you 100% on this.
With MKX and MK11, it seems that NRS has deemed the must-have characters to sell an MK game as:
- The MK1 original 7
- Kitana
- Kung Lao
- Jax

Everyone else is replaceable on the main roster for MK, but those seem to be their bread and butter characters.
 

mattteo

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Are you high?! What makes you think it's a good idea to have Raiden, Kung Lao, and Jax as DLC instead of being available out of the box?! You know fans will riot over that; especially Raiden, since he's essentially one of the main protagonists of the entire franchise!

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Man..... Jax. Should have been retired from the games 10 years ago. Just some bad GI Joe and a never-seizing roster spot taking futility. SF has really damaged this game in the last 3 entries. I prefer the 3D era mythology-based characters over these new SF
 

Tarkatan Trash

Active member
Man..... Jax. Should have been retired from the games 10 years ago. Just some bad GI Joe and a never-seizing roster spot taking futility. SF has really damaged this game in the last 3 entries. I prefer the 3D era mythology-based characters over these new SF
He's enough of a fan favorite to justify a roster spot. That should be reason enough. And besides, Special Forces has been a staple of MK since Day 1.

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Kuwabara16

Member
Technically, Jax is an MK1 character since he was going to be "Kurtis Stryker" until they decided to go with Sonya if I recall correctly. I think Kitana even was in the works during MK1.

Hopefully, it'll just be a soft reboot that kind of skips through time

1. Scorpion
2. Sub Zero (Bi-Han or Kuai Liang as a Legacy Skin for the other)
3. Johnny Cage
4. Cassie (Sonya as a Legacy Skin)
5. Jax
6. Kung Lao
7. Baraka
8. Mileena (really wish we got clone bodies in Story Mode so we could get away with doing fatalities)
9. Kitana
10. Tremor/Geras (Love them both. Geras could always come back since he got eaten by a fish)
11. Kano
12. Ermac (maybe a Jerrod skin just for cosmetic or story)
13. Kenshi (Eric Meyers/Vergil actor as a scan would be cool since he played him in the MK Machinima series IIRC correctly)
14. Takeda (he's the most marketable new-gen character) (or use Fox as an alternative skin if he doesn't fit story-wise)
15. Erron Black
16. Reptile
17. Tri-Borg
18. Raiden (Ashrah could work as a Legacy skin if they really felt like altering certain animations and the lightning effects).
19. Liu Kang
20. Kotal
21. Rain
22. Noob Saibot (Again could be substituted by Reiko)
23. Skarlet (But please give me a reason why she wears long-fitting clothes instead of bathing in her enemies blood)
24. Jade
25. Goro

DLC
1. Motaro (Anyone would sacrifice all of the DLC slots for a return of Motaro. Even as a sub-boss character that could only be utilized in offline with no variations)
2. Daegon and Taven (One of them can be a legacy skin of the other)

New Additions: A New Nightwolf (never really cared for old Nightwolf or his playstyle. He was pretty good in MK9, but just wasn't fun for me personally), a Black Dragon/Red Dragon Member.
 

Guyver Spawn

Active member
It's impossible to know where the story will go next. I do feel like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, and Sonya will always return because I view them as the big 5 of MK. They appear in the most games out of everyone else.
 

Commander

Well-known member
Imo, again, it seems like the MK1 OG characters, Jax, Kitana and Kung Lao are the 10 characters that NRS deems "must have" for any MK game.
This is just my assumption going off of MK9, MKX and MK11 where those characters haven't skipped out on a single game. That said, at the Brasil Games Show Boon said that MK11 was the end of this story and MK11 ended with another Armageddon (a temporal one this time).
So, based off of that I'm led to believe that MK12 (whenever it comes) could very well just be another MK9 type of reboot.

The current Trilogy (MK9 thru MK11) lines up with the old timeline if you look at all of the right story mode clues between all of the games and the MKX comics.

- MK9 = MK1 & MKII thru alternate UMK3, Liu Kang is once again killed off (now a revenant and not a Zombie). Which brings us to......

- MKX = beginning is pretty much MK4, then goes off on another tangent with Quan Chi and Revenant Liu Kang (as opposed to Zombie Kang) joining forced to bring Shinnok back, and then we end up with a Deception / Dark Raiden once again promising to do whatever it takes to make sure that no one ever invades EarthRealm again (wonder where I heard that before?).

- MKX Comics = Reiko and Havik are the new Deadly Alliance, with the Blood Magik being the reason for joining forces, rather than Shang Tsung and Quan Chi in the old timeline trying to revive the Dragon King's Army.

- MK11 = now a super powerful being (Kronika instead of Blaze) sets events into motion to destroy Raiden's forces in order to balance things out, but instead ends up causing a temporal Armageddon.
Yet again, the time has been reset, but instead of Shao Kahn being victorious at the end of Armageddon / beginning intro of MK9 it's Liu Kang and Kitana at the end of MK11.
 

Nasty_Freak

Well-known member
1. Scorpion
2. Sub Zero
3. Kung Jin
4. Cassie (With moves of Sonya.)
5. Jax
6. Kung Lao
7. Baraka
8. Mileena
9. Kitana
10. Tremor (Definitely to get to know is story.)
11. Kira (Instead of Kano for the Black Dragon Clan.)
12. Ermac (With a Jerrod Skin.)
13. Kenshi OR Takeda (If Takeda, he can use Kenshi's sword. If Kenshi, he can use Takeda's Lashers.)
14. Tanya OR Li Mei
15. Erron Black
16. Fujin
17. Tri-Borg (Definitely to get to know is story.)
18. Raiden
19. Liu Kang
20. Kotal Kahn
21. Rain
22. Noob Saibot
23. Nitara, Skarlet, OR Sareena
24. Daegon (For the Red Dragon Clan.)
25. Onaga (Final Boss. Unlockable.)

DLC (Pre-Order Bonus):
26. Motaro

DLC (Kombat Pack 1):
27. Jade
28. Taven
29. Havik
30. Reptile
31. GUEST
32. GUEST

DLC (Kombat Pack 2):
33. Kronika
34. Johnny Cage
35. Cetrion
36. Geras
37. GUEST
38. GUEST
 

Jion_Wansu

Active member
A playable version of Kronika and Onaga should be a DLC. just like Gill and Seth in SF5.

Also, MK11 should have non-playable hidden characters in arcade mode like Reptile in MK1 and Jade, Smoke, and Noob Saibot in MK2.
 
OK, so if spoilers are true NRS will just reboot the events of MK11 with messing with time travel and Aftermatch 2 will be a reboot of reboot of reboot and true master of puppets will be revealed as... nah, look yourselves into spoilers. Plus, the new rumors about Jade's origin...

I like how they're diving deeper and deeper into 3D era, first that gorgeus Deadlly Alliance / Deception costumes, then this.

They are finally fixing things.
 

Nasty_Freak

Well-known member
It'd be a good idea utilize 3D era characters by having them be possessed by the likes of stronger boss characters from previous MK games or having the abilities of boss characters from previous MK games. Similar to how Zafina (Tekken 7) has the abilities of Azazel (boss character of Tekken 6).

* Li Mei being possessed by Cetrion.

* Ashrah being possessed by Kronika.

* Reiko being possessed by Shao Kahn.

* Any of the other male 3D era characters (such as Taven, Daegon, Kobra, Mavada, Kai, or etc.) being possessed by Shinnok and/or Shang Tsung.

Then we can have Kira replace Kano with similar moves but also be able to summon rockets from the sky.
 

Commander

Well-known member
Since Aftermath has been out, I'll re-visit this thread.


I'm thinking that it's more likely for MK12 that they will go with the Aftermath ending that.....
Spoiler:
has Liu Kang training The Great Kung Lao to go up against either Goro or a new threat with a different outcome.
That different outcome probably will result in new events taking the place of the MK1 Tournament.
Thus, a soft reboot. :roll:
As much as I fcking hate the thought of a reboot, imo it seems more likely.
So, if that ends up being the case then I don't think Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn or Sindel will be back for MK12.

I'd love to see NRS doing MK12 starting from Shang TSung's Aftermath ending, but they don't have the damn balls to do a 3D era type of story featuring Havik, Hotaru and some of the other characters from that era.
People constantly whine and complain about __________ Klassic character missing from the game, and NRS always bows to the vocal minority and doesn't usually put in 3D era characters.
I'm still in fvcking shock that MKX had 5 of them and that Frost and Fujin finally became playable in this era of games, even though Frost got the shit end of the stick for MK11.
 

Nasty_Freak

Well-known member
Since Aftermath has been out, I'll re-visit this thread.


I'm thinking that it's more likely for MK12 that they will go with the Aftermath ending that.....
Spoiler:
has Liu Kang training The Great Kung Lao to go up against either Goro or a new threat with a different outcome.
That different outcome probably will result in new events taking the place of the MK1 Tournament.
Thus, a soft reboot. :roll:
As much as I fcking hate the thought of a reboot, imo it seems more likely.
So, if that ends up being the case then I don't think Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn or Sindel will be back for MK12.

I'd love to see NRS doing MK12 starting from Shang TSung's Aftermath ending, but they don't have the damn balls to do a 3D era type of story featuring Havik, Hotaru and some of the other characters from that era.
People constantly whine and complain about __________ Klassic character missing from the game, and NRS always bows to the vocal minority and doesn't usually put in 3D era characters.
I'm still in fvcking shock that MKX had 5 of them and that Frost and Fujin finally became playable in this era of games, even though Frost got the shit end of the stick for MK11.

If we're going back in time for MK12, I'm hoping for some of the characters of Mortal Kombat Conquest series to be playable (such as Vorpax, Tasia, and Siro).

* D'Vorah can be Kreeya, replace Kreeya, or be related to Kreeya. Then she should be completely killed off.

* Kitana, Jade, Tanya, and Mileena can all return in one game again showing how they each grew up together.

* The return of Cetrion and Shinnok should still occur though but this time Cetrion completely being good as she fights Shinnok.

* Khameleon can either be Kiri, replace Kiri, or be related to Kiri. This should show the origin of the raptor race.

* This reboot should occur from the events of Mortal Kombat Conquest to the Mortal Kombat 1 tournament.

* This Mortal Kombat should not have Shao Kahn exist. Instead the major threat should be Onaga.
 

Commander

Well-known member
* This reboot should occur from the events of Mortal Kombat Conquest to the Mortal Kombat 1 tournament.

* This Mortal Kombat should not have Shao Kahn exist. Instead the major threat should be Onaga.

While I wouldn't mind it, people would be pissed if klassic human characters like Jax, Sonya, Johnny Cage, Kano didn't show up.
I mean, shit, people are having a titty attack over Mileena not being playable in MK11. :roll:
 

Nasty_Freak

Well-known member
While I wouldn't mind it, people would be pissed if klassic human characters like Jax, Sonya, Johnny Cage, Kano didn't show up.
I mean, shit, people are having a titty attack over Mileena not being playable in MK11. :roll:

Best option would be NPC and DLC (especially as pre-prder bonuses). It may seem greedy but it's SMART! ;)

It's be nice to have Kronika possess of manipulate Ashrah by having Kronika's spirit be Datusha (Ashrah's Kriss/Sword). That same sword is made Ashrah kill Nitara's vampire people, causing the Nitara vs Ashrah rivalry. Kronika can do that but a lot more as Ashrah's sword.

Cetrion should also possess Li Mei (to give her more abilities and make her more interesting).
 

Commander

Well-known member
Best option would be NPC and DLC (especially as pre-prder bonuses). It may seem greedy but it's SMART! ;)

Unfortunately, I think that a soft reboot will more than likely be the scenario.
Imo, it's very possible for them to do a timeline where GKL wins this time instead of Goro, and now instead of MK1 we have different events taking its place. They could easily have the first 3 or 4 chapters taking place in the GKL era, and then show the current time of what would have been MK1, but in this new altered time.
It would allow them to have human characters like Sonya, Johnny and Jax (maybe Kano stays dead, dunno) without having to explain too much.
 

Tarkatan Trash

Active member
Best option would be NPC and DLC (especially as pre-prder bonuses). It may seem greedy but it's SMART! ;)

No it's not smart, actually. If the Original 7, Kung Lao, Kitana, and Jax aren't playable out of the box at no additional charge, the game will automatically flop, and it would be justification for WB to shut down the Mortal Kombat IP for good.

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