Ermac Confirmed For Mortal Kombat X

[UPDATE] NetherRealm confirms latest character to join the roster for upcoming fighting game.

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[UPDATE] It's Ermac! Developers explained during the live-stream that, similar to past games, Ermac is a defensive-minded character. Some of his moves include hover, teleport, and disappear. A "Spectral" version of Ermac, which can fly around for a small period of time, was also revealed during the live-stream. We'll have more information about Ermac soon.

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Developer NetherRealm is going to reveal their next Mortal Kombat X character live through the Twitch channel above! Tune in and find out who's joining the roster live.

Starting soon.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the previous roster announcement, Reptile.

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Obviously.

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Characters deserve to evolve but probably a little too much going on with Ermac but I like what I'm seeing. I think this game is going the right way. Perhaps my fighting game of 2015 and Injustice Ultimate edition. Excited to get these games real soon

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Never been a big fan of Ermac, but I certainly appreciate having classic (klassic?) characters back in the game. So far I'm not digging any of the idi0tic new characters.

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I don't understand how/why the victims get up after having their skulls and necks shattered..

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Or how characters manage to keep coming back from the dead like in previous games? In writing we call that suspension of disbelief, and my suspension of disbelief stopped a long time ago with the first MK and making people explode to the point where multiple skulls, femurs, and spines flew everywhere.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> hard b4stards :)

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Well the game starting to look better with some returning chars so that I like the news ones look worse than the original 3d additional chars that were made.

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Honestly I would love to have MK9 on my PS4 remastered.

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Can't say I prefer the way he floats around here to how he moved in MK9, but he's always been my favorite, and will probably stay that way.

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I hate how he makes it impossible for non teleporting characters to fight him

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I hope they don't waste potential DLC/roster slots on stupid guest characters like Freddy Krueger or Kratos.

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Kratos was pretty beast actually

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<< LINK REMOVED >> True, but he wasn't Mortal Kombat; I myself would have preferred another MK character to make a return.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think that was more on an exclusive deals rather than NR's own decision, but I don't know for sure


I use that assumption based on plenty of racing/fighting game doing that kind of stuff so its not really new

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Better make sure your servers are good this time if you gonna put this juggling pos in there. Ermac + lag in mk9 was such BS

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The new MK games are fucking fantastic.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Are you kidding me? NR studios has their comeback and are one of the few studios still capable of making deep technical fighters. Their newer games, MK9/Injustice, are rocking the EVO scene. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's crap.

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Well to be fair he's just giving his opinion like your giving yours. I personally have no dog in the fight, but am a staunch believer in free speech.

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That's not how free speech works though. True, he does have the right to express his opinion in what ever way he likes but he is equally subjected to the same amount of criticism and rebuttals from expressing his views. I was clearly just trying to enlighten him of other perspectives as he only sees one side of the coin.

Example: Someone can side with ISIS in the United states and criticize the government , they have that right. However, due to the fact that ISIS is currently consider a threat to the US, they will not take those comments lightly and put you under surveillance for terrorist like activity and will arrest you for the security of others. See what I'm trying to say?

Tl;Dr: Constitutional rights to freedom of speech still holds the speaker accountable to criticism and backlash that it receives. When you say something you have to be responsible for what you say, and that's the responsibility of an adult citizen.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> back in my day we would handle the truth! now all you kids talk about are your imaginary friends and their free speech principles.

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most of his attacks are range..liked the double head hit

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I don't like the thing that he is flying constantly

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I didn't also realize he was a soul sucking character like Shang Ta Sung

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> He wasn't. That's all BS. Ermac was a mistake. A red ninja appeared in the original MK game and it was an error. Ermac stands for ERror MACro. He was originally a red ninja just like reptile was a green ninja and smoke was a black ninja. Now they've created a story and an original look for him. The floating stuff is all BS

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Will Quan Chi be playable?

Idk if this game has story or not... but just curious.

Quan Chi, Smoke and Cyrax are my favs...

Where is Smoke!!!???

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I'd say late... I'm not trol ling

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Ermac's move sets look like they have ridiculous range. Even more so than green lantern's flippy grab attack in Injustice. It looks broken.

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i want jade


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<< LINK REMOVED >> me too......and I'm not talking about in the game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> quiet you.

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If they add bonus characters from other franchises like they did with MK 2011, I hope they use Terror Mask Rick from Splatterhouse. He's the most brutal video game character of all time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Ryu Hayabusa would beg to differ. As would Kratos. As would Rayne. As would Pyramid Head.

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IMO... and I strongly urge IMO so no hate here... This will be the best MK ever! It used to be 3 ultimate, then the reboot MK that was before this... but this may just take number one for me.

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I'm gonna main Ermac. Zone and punishing!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> lol.

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Nice. Most of my main characters are in this one. Kung Lao, Raiden & Ermac. I would like Liu Kang but I don't think thats gonna happen. I want Fujin in the game as well. & why didn't they continue with the Shinnok story??? Well Quan Chi is in the game so maybe they will.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yea right. My Kung Lao game is beast. & from what I've seen of Raiden, I'll make you rage quit.

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Ermac looks amazing, I wanted to see his fatality finish.

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