For over two decades, there aren’t many fighting games franchises, let alone game franchises in general, that have the brand consciousness and awareness than Mortal Kombat. While the franchise made its current console generation debut in 2015 with Mortal Kombat X (10), fans of the long running series have been clamoring to descend back into the realms of their favorite characters and more of those sweet, gruesome fatalities; and they may just get their wish sooner than later.
In a translated tweet produced by Lalo Garza, who is the Spanish voice actor for the characters Kung Lao and Reptile in the most recent iterations of the franchise, stated that he would not be reprising his previous roles in Mortal Kombat XI‘s Spanish dub. “Well finally I confirm that the “professionals: of @PINKNOISEIoc decided to remove my characters from #MortalKombatXI. How sad that a company that wanted a lot ends up making decisions that affect both you, (and) the consumers. Goodbye Kung Lao and Reptile” Garza released in a hostile manner.
While no confirmation was made by WB Games or the Mortal Kombat team, fans have been holding out hope on a sequel to one of the highest rated fighting games of the console generation, Mortal Kombat X. The game also received a multitude of awards during its release year, including Best Fighting Game of 2015 at the Game Awards, both IGN and GameSpot’s Best Fighting Game of the Year, and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences ‘s Fighting Game of the Year. Since 2016, the game had stopped receiving DLC updates, but has still remained active thanks to a hardcore user base online.
While most expect to see another entry of the long running series eventually, with the Game Awards being less than a month away, could we possibly see a confirmation happen on December 6th? Only time will tell.
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