Mortal Kombat X Full roster anxiety on PS4, Xbox One

By Alan Ng - Oct 26, 2014

Since the reveal of Quan Chi as the latest Mortal Kombat X roster announcement, fans haven’t had much else to talk about for the upcoming game. We won’t see the game until 2015 and creator Ed Boon is keeping completely silent on the inevitable questions on which other characters are going to make the Mortal Kombat X final character list.

Not every Mortal Kombat character from the entire series is going to make it into the game after all, meaning that every selection is vital. We’ve told you in the past that there are 24 slots available at the moment, not including those that will enter the action as DLC characters.

NetherRealm Studios have already revealed that Goro is going to be one of the first Mortal Kombat X DLC characters – which players will be able to obtain simply by pre-ordering the game.


That means we are possibly looking that a roster that includes around 40 characters, if for example you count 24 base characters in the game and the likelihood of 16 DLC characters.

16 may sound adventurous, but let’s not forget that we are dealing with the first Mortal Kombat game to hit next-gen hardware so this is a massive upgrade from Mortal Kombat 9 – a game that introduced many DLC characters such as Freddy Krueger, Kenshi, Rain and Scarlet.

Put it this way, if there isn’t a large amount of characters in the game compared to Mortal Kombat 9, then fans may ask questions on what the next-gen hardware is for and if Mortal Kombat X is really pushing the tech to its limits.

We fully expect NetherRealm to produce the goods though, as nobody cannot argue against the fact that the Mortal Kombat reboot was an amazing game and a great return to the big time after the classic MK2 and MK3 heyday.

Are you starting to get a little anxious though as to who is going to be chosen as the next reveal? We want to see Cyrax in the game, as well as Human Smoke so hopefully NetherRealm deliver on this.

Who do you want to see next and what are your predictions on the final roster count – is 40 too ambitious or a good target number?

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  • Roy Wes

    I want 40 characters. But mainly want a nice story line with a free world. Almost like deception, but with better graphics and more to do in free roaming.

    • Kyle

      Thank you!! I agree. I want another free world Konquest Mode. My biggest hopes are for Tanya, Li Mei, Sheeva, or just an all new Shokan.

      • Roy Wes

        Roaming around kicking ass taking names would be cool. I wouldn’t mind getting specialized weopons for each warrior. I remember using subzero and leaving the sword in the opponent seeing them bleed out. PUT These next gen consoles to work. I thought mk9 story mode sucked. But the story was good. Dont skimp out

  • Mark Engels

    I want to see a character from the realm of shadows & smoke. A mixed character like Cassie Cage, between Noob & Smoke. I do think 40 characters with animated ending is good for this console. You want people buying next gen consoles, put some next gen stuff on it. So much you can’t even put it on an old console. Come on, blow my mind! Stages for each character as well. And let’s get that HORROR DLC package. Hellraiser (Pinhead) & the Cenobites. A Freddy & Jason match up. Cyrax & the Predator. Ash Williams & Leatherface, Michael Myers & Pumpkinhead. They would all have such unique styles, and fatalities.

  • Iwan Owen

    i wan Kenshi, Fujin and Shinnok in the game

  • Bob

    Just need to put all the characters in.

  • Iain

    Kenshi and Kabal have to be at the top of my list, Kenshi seems more realistic though since Kabal is “dead” but we’ll see for how long he stays down. It is Mortal Kombat after all.

  • Manta20

    They should announce Reptile as the next revealed character. He has to be playable in Mortal Kombat X. It wouldn’t be right if he doesn’t make an appearance.

  • shawn

    It would be cool to bring a character from scorpion clan in mortal kombat x.

    • Arafat Zahan Kuasha

      They’re all dead but hell yeah it’s MK so why not!

  • Mark Nolan

    I want to see Mileena.