Boon wanted 360-exclusive Mortal Kombat character

By Steve Watts, Apr 20, 2011 8:45am PDT

By now you've had some time to punch, kick, and rip out spines in Mortal Kombat. If you're playing on Xbox 360, though, your roster is one man short compared to the PlayStation 3 version, which includes Kratos. After the God of War tie-in, fans kept waiting for a 360-exclusive reveal that never came.

Eurogamer reports that game director Ed Boon did want the system to have its own character as well, but it didn't work out. "Unfortunately, the circumstances didn't allow us to make a 360 exclusive," said Boon. "I'm not allowed to talk too much about it, but I can tell you we certainly wanted to do an exclusive for 360, but that's all I can say. It was not a decision we made where we said, oh, let's not do one for the 360."

Boon didn't disclose who may have been the final choice, but did drop a few names that were considered. "Anybody who's really knowledgeable about the Xbox video games, the big titles, names like Master Chief from Halo, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War, and any other Xbox exclusive title, is going to come up in a conversation in talking about it," he said. "So clearly we've discussed it."

Now Master Chief probably isn't the type for Mortal Kombat's particularly brutal violence, and Marcus Fenix using a Lancer from hip to sternum just seems too obvious. So by process of elimination, that leaves only one possibility. That's right: Banjo and Kazooie.

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