The angry Spartan hero of the Playstation’s action series will be facing off against the ninjas and mystical warriors in next year’s Mortal Kombat reboot. According to the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine, Kratos will be exclusively playable in the Playstation 3 version of Mortal Kombat. David Jaffe–creator of the God of War series and Kratos–reacted on Twitter last night:
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LOVE that Kratos is in the new MK. So bummed he’s not in the story portion. Heard about it from Ed at E3 this year and had to keep super mum on it but man, ****ing LOVE it. He totally fits in that world. I **** you not- on some level I feel like all the characters I work on are alive and that I have a relationship with them and I can tell you, if I know Kratos- and I do!- he’s ****ing LOVING his time in the MK Universe. I bet he makes a **** ton of friends there. He should pull Zeus in and ****ing leave his ass there! Nightwolf or Kano seems like good conceptual fits for Kratos’ MK tag team partner
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This isn’t the first time that Kratos has guested in a fighting game series, either. The man-turned-deity also appeared in SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny on the PSP, which was developed and distributed by Namco Bandai. Mortal Kombat’s played host to visiting characters from other universes before, too. The last MK game released by Midway before the publisher became defunct and was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, where Sub-Zero, Kitara and the martial artists of Outworld brawled with Superman, the Joker and other metahumans from the comics publisher. Since he’s been feuding with Zeus (who’s also his dad) in the God or War games, I’m guessing Kratos will have a special mad-on for MK’s god of thunder Raiden. We’ll get the chance to see how this face-off goes down when Mortal Kombat comes out next March.
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