Kratos Has A Fatality but Won’t “Test Your Might”By Rothtana Ouch
PlayStation Blog has put together a comprehensive interview featuring Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and God of War III‘s Director Stig Asmussen discussing the impact of Kratos to the Mortal Kombat Universe and if Kratos will be overpowered.
“We kind of felt it was meant to happen,” said Ed Boon on the inclusion of God of War‘s Kratos. “We think we’ve done Kratos justice.”
Implementing Kratos into Mortal Kombat began with a series of calls between Ed Boon and Stig Asmussen. Once the details were laid out, Sony Santa Monica were given builds of Mortal Kombat to see how Kratos moved.
“It was mostly minor stuff, certain tweaks to the animation,” Boon said.“We went through a lot of iterations, but in the end, when you look at that screen, you see Kratos.”
Boon confirms that Kratos will also have an ending, a stage and his various weapons from God of War III. In the Mortal Kombat Kratos gameplay trailer, the Blade of Olympus, the Bow and Helios head were all used. Yes, Kratos weilds his tradition blades as well.
“He has more weapons in this game than any of our other characters by a factor of two,” Boon confirmed. Yet, Boon declares that NeatherRealm has gone and made Kratos very balanced with the rest of the characters.
On seeing Kratos being beaten and torn apart by Mortal Kombat characters, Stig Asmussen said, “The things that were being done to Kratos were not things that we were used to seeing. It’s taking it to an almost uncomfortable place at times because here Kratos can get his ass kicked.”
“Kratos is in the mud like everybody else,” Boon added.
And on excluding Kratos out of the Mortal Kombat mini-game “Test Your Might,” Boon said, “We’re not too shy about putting our Mortal Kombat characters in silly situations. There’s just no humorous side to Kratos.”
We can only agree, although it would be hilarious to see Kratos yell at the various inanimate objects with, “Now is an end to your reign wood block!”