More Midway Gamers Day from Game Informer

Jeff Greeson

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<a href="">Game Informer</a> updates their coverage of <a href="/games/mksm">Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks</a> with an <a href="">interview</a> with <b>Shaun Himmerick</b> and <b>Ed Boon</b>. Here are a few quotes with some choice details.
GI: How many playable characters have you settled on so far?
SH: More than two! There isn’t a final number yet. We could fit in a ton of playable characters if we were willing to sacrifice differentiation. If one character fights the exact same way as all the others, heck, we could have everyone be playable. But, we don’t want to do that. We really want to make each character feel and play differently. Right now Liu Kang and Kung Lao feel and play completely different from each other. So there may be as few as three and the most there would probably be is six.

GI: Would those remaining characters be unlockable?
EB: Yes, you’d start off with only Liu Kang and Kung Lao, but would eventually unlock more playable characters.
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MKSM takes place during the time of MKII, so those 3 were all fighting for Shao Kahn at the time. Jade was Kitana's protector and Kitana and Mileena were supposed to be twins, fighting together.

Hope that clears it up for you.