Mortal Kombat has been dominating the gaming headlines these past few days, and it's for a good reason. After the initial reveal of NetherRealm Studios, it has started to unveil several crunchy details about the upcoming pseudo-reboot of the Mortal Kombat universe. We've just found out that Jean Claude Van Damme is going to be a playable skin for Johnny Cage in the game while early access is possible for a select few. But, the biggest surprise of all has to be the addition of a new feature: the Kameo Fighter.
Kameo Fighters play a crucial role in Mortal Kombat 1. They're not playable characters nor part of the main roster but they can assist players n the heat of the battle. They jump in to help you, the player, to land powerful blows and combos, taking the game to a whole new level of exhilaration.
The Kameo Fighters of Mortal Kombat 1 will likely feature a list of characters handpicked from the history of the franchise. These are fan favourite characters, which help bring a sense of nostalgia along with them. Their added presence in the game should make it more enjoyable, reminding fans of the classic Mortal Kombat 1 experience while adding a fresh twist.
Unfortunately, we've got no idea who will join Mortal Kombat 1 as Kameo Fighters. But, we do know NetherRealm will add some to the game post-launch, which is a sign that they'll play a major role, at least combat-wise.
The strategic element Kameo Fighters bring to the game is difficult to quantify. Using them wisely can turn the tide of a battle in a heartbeat. They aren't just characters to pop up randomly; you need to know when to call them and how best to use their abilities. It's a fresh challenge that enhances the fun of playing Mortal Kombat 1.
NetherRealm could use the Kameo Fighter system to introduce (or bring back) obscure characters. The long-rumored third-party additions like Conan the Barbarian as well as Homelander and Peacemaker could be a part of the Kameo Fighter roster for Mortal Kombat 1.