Looks like Goro’s coming to Mortal Kombat X

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Forewarned is forearmed. Goro is fourarmed. Ergo, Goro is forewarned.

Some people were disappointed that the latest, PAX-centric build of the upcoming, terribly brutal fighting game from NetherRealms featured no new characters. That hasn’t stopped studio head and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon from teasing who the next character would be.

He first started with this little teasing picture – which not only hints at a particular character, but makes me rather jealous. I’d kill people to have an arcade.


Soon after, he tweeted out this bit. And everyone loves a bit of head.

I think we can all safely assume that Goro will be in the next Mortal Kombat. I’m interested in how his variations will work; with his four arms, he’d be a natural grappler – but that leaves two play styles to go.

Goro made his debut in the very first Mortal Kombat as an unplayable boss character – right before players had to square off against Shang Tsung.  It’s quite likely that Goro won’t be the only Shokan warrior in MKX either; there have been a few hints that Sheeva will make an appearance too.

If there’s any of the old Mk characters I’d love to be announced for this new game, it’d have to be Kung Lao. I think, according to the canon, that he’s dead at this point…but I love his hat too much too care.

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    What’s his fatality going to be? A 200 km/h serve right to the FACE?

    • CaptainNemo42

      a 200Km/h serve is kinda average, with the fastest serve recorded at over 260km/h. The fastest woman’s serve is 210km/h. So I think Goro will have to serve up something a bit quicker to get anything lethal.

      I wait, pointless facts that nobody cares about? I’ll show myself out now.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Good thing I didn’t go with my original guess of 120km/h haha

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Well, that just implies that Trevor hits like a girl…


      • ZubSaber a.k.a Hans

        Poor Goro. Tennis elbow for days.


  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Grappler, juggler and Japanese porn star styles

  • Hammersteyn

    “Nice head” *Ahem* Phrasing!

  • Kervyn Cloete

    That header image is so much damn WIN!

    • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

      Would you say that you *love* it?

      • Kervyn Cloete

        Yeah, it’s ace.

        • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

          Damn, I’ve been served.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Like Goro’s so tough…

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      The cheese is strong in that one

  • JimboJones

    The boss in MK1 was Shang Tsung, not Shao Khan as you have written.

    • TOO TRUE
      my porridge brain bad

    • Grant [_G_] Hancock

      most broken boss … low kick low kick low kick low kick WIN !!

  • Hendrik

    Header win!!!

  • Grant [_G_] Hancock

    Would be great if was a shokan playable character … are Goro and Kintaro alive after MK 9 ?

    Agree with Kung Lao, such a cool character… almost certain to be some Buddhist Monk type dude a la Kung Lao / Liu Kang

    • TheSneakyLizard

      Yeah, Kintaro and Goro are alive. They were just knocked out by Cyber Sub-Zero.

      It would be great to have both Goro and Kintaro playable.

  • Sageville

    I hope there is a new end boss.

    • Dutch Matrix

      And I hope to fly on a dragon to work tomorrow.

  • michael bosket

    Still wondering about

    Quan chi
    Johnny cage


  • krowstone

    Still no news about kenshi, this article is useless

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