A series of leaked images from NetherRealm’s upcoming fighter Mortal Kombat X have revealed the existence of Erron Black as a playable fighter.
Erron isn’t a new character to the franchise, though this is the first time he’ll be playable. He previously popped up in the recent Mortal Kombat X comic book from Batman and Wonder Woman publisher DC Comics. Erron is a cowboy, complete with a pair of pistols, a wide-brimmed hat and a bandanna.
Erron’s existence as a playable character was revealed after XboxAchievements.com published a full set of achievements for Mortal Kombat X, along with their associated images. Other images show Baraka, who is looking increasingly likely as another playable character and clearly in need of a bit of dental surgery; and Shinnok, who is seen in one image leaping about one of the game’s stages.
NetherRealm has promised to once again deliver a substantial story mode with Mortal Kombat X, while a new faction system underpins everything you do. After allying yourself with one of seven different factions, almost everything you do in the game – whether in single-player or multiplayer modes – will earn points for your faction, with the winning factions gaining rewards at the end of each week.
NetherRealm has promised to deliver a large amount of content for Mortal Kombat X post-launch, though some fans have already complained that four-armed brute Goro is being offered as preorder exclusive with certain retailers. NetherRealm has said that the character will be made available to all as a premium download.
Erron, Shinnok and Baraka will bring the total roster of playable characters known about so far to 23. Now that their existence is out, you can expect them to be officially announced shortly. The other characters announced to be in the game are as follows:
- Cassie Cage
- Kotal Kahn
- Kung Lao
- Quan Chi
- Jacqueline Briggs
- Takashi Takeda
- Kung Jin
- Johnny Cage
- Sonya Blade
- Jason Voorhees (guest character from Friday the 13th)
That’s not all, however – NetherRealm has promised that plenty more characters are yet to be added to the roster, while a number of others are likely to be made available post-launch as DLC, as was the case with Mortal Kombat 9. Mortal Kombat X is due to be released for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One by publisher Warner Brothers Interactive next month – April 14th, to be precise. There will also be a mobile game tie-in sharing the same name with its parent game, but that will take the form of a strategic battler.