Mortal Kombat for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 sported a variety of additional characters provided as paid post-release downloadable content, but despite the large roster of kombatants, Xbox 360 players felt a little cheated. Thanks to some licensing magic, God of War's brutal Kratos appears in the PS3 version of the game, but there was no Microsoft-exclusive character offered for the Xbox version. That may change, as Erik Norris at Crave Online reports that there's interest on both sides of the equation regarding a certain Gears of War star's late inclusion.
The idea of Marcus Fenix chainsawing the holy hell out of Scorpion started yesterday when NetherRealm’s Ed Boon responded to a fan question through twitter saying that he would have loved to see Marcus as a bonus character for the Xbox 360 version of Mortal Kombat, much like how the PS3 version got God of War’s Kratos.
“What would've been the Microsoft exclusive if you had a choice? Noobde: I wudda wanted Marcus Fenix from Gears,” responded Boon.
It didn’t take long for Epic Games’ design director, Cliff Bleszinski, to respond to the tweet, asking Boon to “Hit him up about that!”
Here's hoping that some sort of deal can be made and Marcus can appear alongside Sub-Zero and Freddy Kreuger. We're all used to console-specific features by now, but it still stings with one platform gets a feature that another does not. Kratos was a great addition to Mortal Kombat, and Xbox owners deserve their own unique bonus. Besides, there's a certain pleasant coincidental symmetry to featuring a character from a franchise with the acronym "GoW" in each version of the game.