Friends, I would be completely lying to you if I did not admit the reveal trailer a couple of days ago for the new Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat 11, didn’t utterly shock me in regards to the new guest character. If you are a fan of the fighting franchise – which is very likely considering how popular the latest Mortal Kombat entry has been – you might know there were rumors the latest guest Kombatant was going to be Ashley J. Williams (Bruce Campbell) from The Evil Dead series. Considering this is the season for all things spooky and horror themed – it naturally made sense that Ash would show up, right? It turns out that John J. Rambo is the next guest Kombatant to enlist in the war between Earthrealm, Outworld… and possibly a new threat from the effects of trying to harness the power of Kronika’s Hourglass.
Now, we have talked a bit about Mortal Kombat on this site before – including the last big guest Kombatant reveal being none other than RoboCop. In that article I mentioned that what impressed me the most besides having the protector of Old Detroit as a playable character – was the fact that Peter Weller actually voiced the character he made so memorable in the 1987 film. Which leads us to the rather awesome bit of news that Sylvester Stallone is in fact voicing the character of John J. Rambo in the upcoming Kombat Pack 2!
I am excited that Mileena, a fan favorite character, as well as Rain are being included in this new Kombat Pack 2. It is just a little more awesome in my mind, that soon we are going to have the opportunity to see the likes of RoboCop squaring off against Rambo. To say nothing of the fact that waiting in the wings you have both Spawn and of course the T-800 from The Terminator – ready to challenge the victor of the match. And while we obviously have no clue as to what the story will be in regards to Rambo being pulled into the Mortal Kombat universe… those that cross his path better remember the advice given by Colonel Sam Trautman in First Blood:
Teasle: Are you telling me that 200 of our men against your boy is a no-win situation for us?
Trautman: You send that many, don’t forget one thing.
Trautman: A good supply of body bags.