Over the last few months, Netherrealm has slowly been revealing the roster for Mortal Kombat X, fighter by fighter, and this week another fighter has been announced by the development team behind the next Mortal Kombat.
The fighter in question is Ermac, a character that has been around since Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Ermac resembles the appearance of a traditional ninja, and holds a variety of telekinesis-based moves.
Ermac was originally created as a response to fan mythology in the early days of Mortal Kombat. Players believed that a glitch that caused a message to appear, reading "Error Macro," would cause Scorpion’s outfit to turn red, thus Ermac was created.
Ermac has a pretty wide range of abilities considering that in lore he is a collection of different warriors, although most of his best abilities are related to some form of telekinesis.
Alongside the new reveal of Ermac for Mortal Kombat X, the developers revealed that they will soon be announcing a new play on the ever popular Fatality in the next game. I'll be interested to see what they add to fighter finishing moves in Mortal Kombat X, and it'll be even more interesting to see if any classic characters get any revamped fatalities in the new game.
As well as Ermac, thirteen other fighters have now been announced for Mortal Kombat X. This includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, D'vorah, Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra & Torr, Raiden, Kitana, Kano, Kung Lao, Reptile, Quan Chi and Goro.