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Mortal Kombat X creator talks Kombat Pack 2, Injustice cameos, and possibility of story DLC

Prior to yesterday's Game Awards, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm studios revealed the next batch of characters set to hit Mortal Kombat X in 2016. Just before this reveal, series creator Ed Boon walked the red carpet, where Shacknews was on-hand to ask a couple of questions about the eventual character reveals. With Kombat Pack 2 offering some additional crossover characters, Boon expressed gratitude for publisher Warner Bros.' help on that end.

"That's one of the big advantages of being in a movie studio company that does movies, television, and all that stuff is the cross-polinization of efforts of creators and work," Boon told Shacknews. "It opens up a lot more doors."

Given that our own wishlist touched upon Scorpion once hitting sister series Injustice: Gods Among Us, we openly wondered whether players could expect to see a character from the Injustice world visit MKX.

"I doubt it," Boon answered, "because nobody wants to do really nasty things to Batman or Wonder Woman. Mortal Kombat is a lot more of a brutal thing, picking up and going across the way to one side, but not the other side. I doubt we'll see Batman or any of those characters in a Mortal Kombat game."

While DLC to this point has been mainly focused on characters, one of the major elements of the past two Mortal Kombat games has been their story content. While Boon cites that additional story would require intensive resources, the idea of a DLC story has not been entirely ruled out.

"We've talked about it," Boon added. "It's a lot of data, a lot of content, but that's absolutely part of a long-term plan. People really tend to love our story modes, so to be able to give them new content is always something we're hoping to work out."

Mortal Kombat X is available now, with the game's Kombat Pack 2 set to hit next year.

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