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Kratos Joins Mortal Kombat

KratosI like the classic Mortal Kombat arcade games.  I'm not very good at them, but I like them.  What draws me to them are the charismatic characters and their detailed backstories (back when those backstories made some sort of sense).  I also like a good gaming crossover, so I may have to rent the upcoming new Mortal Kombat, as it's been revealed that Sony's own Kratos of God of War game will be included as a Sony PlayStation 3 exclusive guest star.  StickSkills has the news.

Thanks to the January issue of the Official Playstation Magazine, we've learned just who that character is.  When Mortal Kombat drops next year in March, PlayStation 3 owners will be able to use an exclusive character none other than Kratos himself from the God of War series.  Not only will Kratos be featured in the game, he'll have his own fatalities, combat moves, and his very own God of War themed combat arena. 

While Kratos will be featured in the game, he won't be a playable character in the story mode.  We're rather happy to see Kratos make his entry into the Mortal Kombat series, as he's known as one of the more iconic members of the Playstation 3 family and he loves violence.

Kratos is such a perfect fit for the Mortal Kombat world that his inclusion makes perfect sense.  I'd imagine that his abilities and fatality will be just as gory and unsettling as his skills from the God of War titles; if anything, he'll have to be toned down to match the Mortal Kombat sensibilities.  It's a shame that he's not part of the story mode, but I think we can all agree that it's for the best.  If he were a part of the story, ever other character's ending would feature Kratos murdering him or her.  No matter how well one plays, Kratos always wins the tournament.  Anything less would be an insult.

Now we're left to wonder: who will guest star in the Microsoft Xbox 360 version of the game?  Master Chief?  Marcus Fenix?  Skittles the Tiger?