Mortal Kombat X Rumors: Director Teases Kenshi Or Ermac By Tweeting Mo-Cap Session For Unannounced Character's Fatality

By Connor Sears , Updated Oct 21, 2014 10:46 AM EDT
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Ed Boon's Twitter continues to be the best place for unofficial, advance news about Mortal Kombat X. A tweet from the director yesterday teased a so far unannounced character that looks like it could be either blind swordsman Kenshi or telekinetic ninja Ermac.

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The tweet shows a motion capture session in which an unannounced character's Fatalities are being recorded. The attacker looks to be using long-range telekinesis to get the gory job done, which has many fans thinking that the mystery man is either Ermac or Kenshi, both of whom love to utilize telekinesis to rip apart their enemies.

The clues look to point more toward Kenshi (sorry, Ermac fans). Kenshi's battle animations more often utilize that cliche "fingers pressed against the temple" pose that Professor X always seems to be fond of, and you can see the mo-cap actor pulling that pose in Boon's picture. The actor is also facing toward the camera, away from all the action, which is more characteristic of the blind Kenshi. Boon then slyly responded to a fan's tweet about the picture showing Kenshi and hasn't yet mentioned the Ermac rumors, so he's probably trying to build up hype for Kenshi's imminent reveal.

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Kenshi first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, and he most recently appeared as a bonus character in the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. A blind swordsman, Kenshi uses a combination of swordplay and telekinetic projections to slice up his opponents. Ermac's history with the franchise is one of the game's best stories. First thought to be a hidden character in the original Mortal Kombat because of a string of code that used a portmanteau to refer to error macros, then-publisher Midway gave into the fanbase's wishes and made Ermac an official character in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. The character started as a simple red palette swap of Scorpion who soon became a psychokinetic power-wielding minion of Shao Kahn.

Mortal Kombat X is set to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on April 14.

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