Missing Mortal Kombat X characters mystery

Following on from our previous report on the Mortal Kombat X character select screen, we now wanted to talk a little bit about some of the missing Mortal Kombat X characters that didn’t make it into the game as a playable character.

While the roster will include 25 characters at launch, some of you are surprised to see that characters such as Noob Saibot, Smoke, Cyrax, Sektor, Kabal and Rain are missing from the main roster.

All is not lost however. We can tell you that Rain is playable in the story mode, while other characters such as Smoke and Nightwolf appear in certain cutscenes in the story mode too.

Cyrax, Kabal, Rain and Stryker have also been confirmed to appear in the game as assists, helping out the character briefly – although not being fully playable themselves.


Hopefully NetherRealm Studios have some surprises up their sleeves and have left some of these characters out as secret unlockables by completing the story mode on a hard difficulty level.

It would be somewhat surprising if we didn’t have the likes of Cyrax, Smoke and Nightwolf as fully playable characters, considering all three were featured in the main MK9 roster.

As we wait for more reveals for the game, let us know your thoughts on some of the missing popular characters in MKX. Do you agree that it is surprising that fighters such as Noob Saibot and Smoke appear to have been left out of the 25-fighter roster?

Who did you expect to see in the MK9 roster list, but haven’t made it in the end?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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