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Kano

Poor old Kano. One of the original cast of Mortal Kombat, he’s been relegated to being little more than a cameo in too many Mortal Kombat games. Even though he was a playable character in 2011’s Mortal Kombat reboot, he was a bit dull to play. That looks to be rectified in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.

According to German mag Gamepro, it seems like everybody’s favourite half cybernetic terminator rip-off, Kano will be a playable character in the impending Mortal Kombat sequel.  If I’m honest, I’m rather glad as he’s always been one of my favourites since his rather literal heart-wrenching antics in the first game.

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He’s a bit of a divisive character, with many Mortal Kombat die-hards finding him wholly unnecessary, or otherwise boring, but there’s a little interesting tid bit: according to the scans from the magazine, he’s set to have a grappler variation, meaning he’s not just all Kano balls and daggers.

Kano’s set to be one of a at least two characters to be officially revealed at Gamescom this year, with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon teasing all manner of new things Mortal Kombat X. The game was officially unveiled in June this year, with its first public, playable appearance at E3 . It’s set to continue Mortal Kombat 9’s story mode, though it goes in to the future, with the classic characters having aged around 25 years – opening up spots in the roster for a bevy of brand new, fresh Kombatants.

It’s out next year.

Last Updated: August 4, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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