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MK Creator: We'll Pay Faithful Tribute To The God Of War

When it was revealed that the God of War himself will be in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, fans of both franchises were ecstatic.

Well, most were ecstatic. Some had questions about how Kratos would look and feel in a straight-up fighting game. However, MK creator Ed Boon says the team will be faithful to Kratos' history: speaking to Games Master, Boon specified that they wanted a character "unique to the PS3" and of course, Kratos was at the top of the list. He also says the bulky, deep-voiced hero fits well into the MK universe, and the developers are actually working closely with Sony:

"With any great IP, there are guidelines that must be followed. We're working really closely with the God of War team to ensure that Kratos looks and feels the way gamers expect him to. We have nothing but respect for the God of War development team, and our goal is to stay true to their creation. Kratos is very much a power character, in that his attacks can do a lot of damage. After all, he is the God of War."

They want to keep Kratos "true to form," in that he'll remind everyone of his bad-ass ability in the GoW games. In other words, if you remember some of the moves he had with those deadly blades, you should be able to recognize a few of those very same moves in Mortal Kombat. ...yep, just another reason to be excited for the new MK.

Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat

Tags: mortal kombat, kratos, mk reboot, warner

1/4/2011 9:51:03 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (30 posts)

sunspider13
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:07:16 AM
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Other than the fact Kratos isn't in the main story mode for the game I'm excited that the MK team is going the extra mile to ensure that Kratos remains true to form in this new MK. Can't wait to play him.

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:07:54 AM
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oh yeah... i think this'll be a D1P for me

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:14:15 AM
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I can only imagine what some of his specials would be, maybe pulling out apollo's head to daze the enemy, or grabbing the enemy with this chains and flinging them to the other side.

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redman479
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:16:18 AM
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Was skeptical about it till they announced KRATOS!Now this is a day 1 purchase!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:27:04 AM
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They can't be to faithful to Kratos in the MK universe.

If they were, Kratos would fight them all..

.. at the same time.

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sunspider13
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 3:06:50 PM

ROFL

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slugga_status
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:49:44 AM
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I like what I hear so far about the new MK. I like that they are working to keep Kratos..well..Kratos..

Still want them to give him some story though. It would make his addition THAT much better to MK.

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main_event05
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:52:16 PM

I had said before that Kratos could take conflict with the Elder Gods of MK and that could be the story.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:59:09 AM
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We have a semi-idea of how GoW will be as a 2D fighter. We've all fought Zues in GoW3 right? It had a nice little brawl going on there =) That little diddy will probably look better then anything we'll see from MK =p

I'm mostly interested in MK because I have a long time friend who couldn't be a bigger fan of MK, Halo, or Transformers. I think this guy knows more about MK than Ed Boon himself. BUt anyway, he has a 360 and no PS3 so I feel inclined to get the 360 version. My LIVE membership is up in May so I'm really feeling the desire to cast LIVE aside. MK + LIVE = $120 (maybe a bit less on deals) It's a lofty cost. Plus, I don't get Kratos and his exclusive stage.... I think I need to put my Shepard conversation skills to the test again and try and persuade him to get a PS3... his x360 is RRoD, too. I'd be 2 - 0 in PS3 conversions over the past month =p
Right now is a great time to get PS3 converts guys! With so many dieing 360's, there's never been a better time to point out the PS3's strengths and reel them in =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:30:19 PM

Hey congrats on not getting banned ;)

Yeah you need to convince your friend to get a PS3 for sure.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 5:34:17 PM

Yeah, he'll be a tough one to convert, though. Those 3 interests of his are like the beginning and end of what he likes. But we'll see ;)

And I'm happy to be around here =)
There's not too many places a person can go to have intelligent game talk with people who care as much as we do. And even if I don't always agree with some people sometimes, I do like everyone here and enjoy being part of these boards =)

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mexgeo86
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 11:07:50 AM
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I'm wondering what his fatalities will be, there's so many to chose from based on how he finished off bosses in the GoW games.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 1:05:34 PM

Head ripping, nuff' said.

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main_event05
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 9:27:48 PM

You mean like the whole button sequences'? that'd be borderline epic.

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marcusfrommo
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:13:29 PM
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When is the release date? Anybody know.

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Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 1:03:39 PM

sometime in april i think

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:13:34 PM
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I can't wait to see him slicing people to death! Stomping on their head and ripping their eyes out!

Gory goodness! So good to see Mortal Kombat back!

They should make it as gory as possible imo (but not too gory/realistic). It's gotta have that comical side MK2 had. You know like Jhonny Cage with his arrow kick and stuff like that.

Can't wait, so getting this.

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Alienange
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:32:04 PM
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That's a smooth move for sure. He'll probably teach some of those MK clowns a thing or two about how to fight.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:32:30 PM
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THIS is a reboot that was direly needed. Though I understood Kratos in Soul Calibur because it's a weapons fighter, so I wonder how he will fit into the MK universe. Yeah the 3D ones had weapons but I didn't think they would be back for this. Will he have Scorpion like moves?

"Get over here! ... Woops my chaos blade cut him in half"

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 1:10:50 PM
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I think the 3d in this game will be pretty much awesome. This should be good.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 1:50:19 PM
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Looking forward to this now lets hope it's good :)

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ABUrabad
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 1:53:24 PM
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I would really like to see Kratos heading also to the new MK at the xbox360 so all xbox fanboys would know what they were missing for a long time,

beside that Mk has been always about hand to hand fighting , Id love to see how would Kratos would fit there along with his beloved long blades,that woul be a real challenge them

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 2:19:15 PM

That would be cool but they will probably put in Marcus Fenix from GoW fame for the X360 fanboys. Does anyone know if they have a X360 famed character being added to MK? Or is this another PS3 preferred game! :)

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Oxvial
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 2:58:14 PM

Yes for once let the xbros use a character that isn't from a shooter game.

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DemonNeno
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 2:13:49 PM
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Nice! If he's half the bad ass he's known to be in his own realm, I'd be worried to versus him in the normal game mode... Can't spend much time fighting if I'm all shock and awe at one of my favorite characters!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 3:42:42 PM
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It probably wont, given the new (old) format, but I hope it has the character creator. I love those.

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 5:03:11 PM
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Can't wait. I'll show Kratos how its done with my boyz Sub Zero and Raiden.

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falcon10474
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 8:58:08 PM
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Hopefully this will erase the horror that was MK Vs DC

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bloody_rootz
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 2:16:56 AM
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Kratos will absolute dominate!!! how cld he be beat one on one. i mean he destroyed cronos hahaha i couldnt imagine scorpion even standing a minute chance!

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___________
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 2:37:01 AM
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sooooooooooooooooo cant wait for this!
cant wait to perform those bloodtastic fatalities in 3D!

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