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Yes, the newest Mortal Kombat reveal is Ermac

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ERMAC

We’ve had a bit of an office bet going. Well, Darryn and I have. After yesterday’s Mortal Kombat teaser, I put money down that the next fighter to be revealed by NetherRealm in their annoying, trickle-down manner would be the TK with the PK, Ermac. Darryn was convinced that it was the oily-smoke machine, Noob Saibot. He was wrong, and I am right – and now I’m revelling in cash.

Yes, the latest character to be revealed is indeed the telekinetic, body-slamming soul-reaping ninja Ermac. Ermac’s repertoire includes telekinetic grabs, projectiles and teleportation. Like all of the other characters, he has three styles of play; Master of Souls, Mystic and Spectral.

Starting out as a rumoured character from the first game, ERMAC was in reality little more than an error code found in the arcade game’s audit menu. The rumour persisted, perpetuated even more by the same folks who caused the Street Fighter 2 Sheng Long craze, EGM. Eventually, Midway added him as an over-powered palette swop of the other ninjas in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. He got his own real character in Mortal Kombat: Deception – and has since become quite a fan-favourite, thanks to his juggle-friendly telekinetic powers and otherworldly, gross fatalities.

Mortal Kombat X is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in April.

The question now, is what exactly I’m going to do with the fifty bucks I just won off Darryn.

Last Updated: January 30, 2015

23 Comments

  1. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    January 30, 2015 at 09:32

    “He was wrong, and I am right – and now I’m revelling in cash.”

    Is Darryn still using monopoly money as real people money? I’d double check, if I were you. 😛

    Reply

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      January 30, 2015 at 09:35

      He might be printing the money as well… or he’ll do as I do… scan it in and e-mail it to the person, still gave it to you XD

      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 09:36

      I was wondering the same thing. Geoff might end up with a few Pokemons.

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    January 30, 2015 at 09:36

    Yet you have no heart – oooooh sick burn

    Reply

  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 30, 2015 at 09:38

    I love Drawn Together so much.

    Reply

  4. RinceThis

    January 30, 2015 at 09:59

    This game is really making me so exciting!

    Reply

    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 10:00

      Not sure if anything could make you exciting.

      *RUNS

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        January 30, 2015 at 10:03

        You shutting your trapping!

        Reply

        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          January 30, 2015 at 10:05

          Is that a mental exercise you do, Rince? You imagine traps shutting? Did you play that mouse trap game as a kid? Or is this because you never ever got one (despite numerous letters to Santa)? :p

          Reply

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 10:09

            I remember that mouse trap game. And the game show. Them childhood memories, holy shit.

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 11:06

            Fuck! Man you just brought back a whole lot of repressed memories!

          • RinceThis

            January 30, 2015 at 11:05

            I loved the hell out of that game. And then my brother lost one vital piece, the trap. #lostinnocence

  5. Tenacious_Dee

    January 30, 2015 at 10:05

    I wonder if this game will have a multiplayer element? I liked the tag team games in some MK’s.

    Reply

    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 10:09

      It’s a fighting game. Multiplayer is the only element worth talking about.

      Reply

      • Tenacious_Dee

        January 30, 2015 at 10:11

        I probably should’ve specified that I want co-op in some form or another

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        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 10:13

          Probably. Yeah that’s a lot more rare in fighting games. Not sure if it fits with the Mortal Kombat game play though. It’s traditionally a 1v1 fight to the death.

          Reply

  6. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    January 30, 2015 at 10:08

    It’s like they put a baby on the controller for the opposition, and Zuma on the controller of Ermac. Ah yes. Easy victory once again!

    Reply

  7. HairyEwok

    January 30, 2015 at 10:13

    It’s amazing what you can do with 50 bucks when your mentally retarded and in MURICA! I can learn so much from Drawn Together it seems. Going to get it and learn more things.

    Reply

    • RPG

      February 11, 2015 at 02:19

      LOL at not being able to differentiate between “your” and “you’re” while calling someone else mentally retarded.

      Reply

  8. Viking Of Science

    January 30, 2015 at 10:14

    @OddSockZA:disqus, Oh Great…. Now you’ve gone and reminded me of Drawn Together… Sandy’s block is right… you are a Bastard 😛

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 30, 2015 at 10:23

      For some reason I’m imagining Geoff as Spanky Ham.

      Reply

  9. Sageville

    January 30, 2015 at 10:18

    I watched the youtube of Conan and some footballers playing MK X, the game looks awesome.

    I lolled at their fatality reactions.

    Reply

  10. Ghost In The Rift

    January 30, 2015 at 11:25

    Why are they always picking on my buddy Sub-Zero, not easy seeing him die again and again and again and……….;(

    Reply

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