- Ermac will have alternate looks, including a face-concealing mask, according to leaks.
- Fans may have the option to give Ermac a more classic look through Mortal Kombat 1’s gear system and alternate character skins, including a ninja facemask.
- Ermac is expected to serve as a mid-range fighter in Mortal Kombat 1, using magic to attack opponents from a distance, and will be added to the roster in the spring of 2024.
A new leak has revealed some of the alternate looks Ermac will be able to sport once he’s added to Mortal Kombat 1 as a playable character, such as a face-concealing mask. Just like every other entry since Mortal Kombat 9, MK1 has expanded its already-packed character roster with additional DLC fighters, including heroes and villains from other popular media. So far, Mortal Kombat 1’s first Kombat Pack has added the sinister Omni-Man from Invincible fame and MK‘s resident necromancer Quan Chi, with Homelander, Peacemaker, Ermac, and Takeda Takahashi set to join them over the coming year.
Before his upcoming addition to Mortal Kombat 1’s line-up of revamped fighters from across the long-running series, Ermac already had a non-playable supporting role in the game’s single-player story campaign. Much like the version of him from previous Mortal Kombat timelines, this new iteration of Ermac is an amalgamation of souls inside a single zombie-like body, though his design has been changed for Liu Kang’s new timeline. Ermac no longer covers up his face with a mask or bandages, leaving Mortal Kombat 1 fans divided over whether or not he looked better with his undead features concealed.
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According to a pair of dataminers, these fans might have the option to give Ermac a more classic look thanks to Mortal Kombat 1’s gear system and alternate character skins. As discovered by Twitter user Interloko, Ermac’s gear piece seems to be his hood, and one of the options players can unlock is a ninja facemask more in line with Ermac’s designs from older MK games. Fellow Twitter user SHAAR supported this finding with a full-body shot of Ermac in one of his alternate color schemes, complete with the same mask. This alternate costume can also be seen in a leaked clip on Interloko’s YouTube channel, minus the mask.
Controversies about his design notwithstanding, fans are looking forward to playing as Ermac in Mortal Kombat 1, to the point where modders have already added him to the game’s playable roster early using the placeholder move set he has during his few fights in MK 1’s story campaign. Judging from how he played in past Mortal Kombat games, Ermac will likely serve as a mid-range fighter in MK 1, using his magic to pummel opponents from a distance.
According to NetherRealm’s release schedule for Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack 1, Ermac will arrive in the spring of 2024, after DC villain Peacemaker makes his playable MK 1 debut. When he does, players unhappy with his current look will be able to unlock new outfit colors and gear pieces for him – including a classic-style facemask if these latest leaks are to be believed. Of course, nothing official has been confirmed, so fans will probably have to wait until Ermac is added to Mortal Kombat 1’s playable roster next year to see how they can change up his appearance.
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The 12th mainline entry in Warner Bros’ franchise, Mortal Kombat 1 is set to be a soft reboot. Along with staples like a single-player campaign and online multiplayer, the 2023 game will also introduce Kameo Fighters.
- September 19, 2023
- Warner Bros. Games
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language