If there was any doubt that God of War’s Kratos was a good fit for the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat, this trailer crushes them brutally. He’s a perfect fit, right down to the button-mashing quick time events.
Netherrealm Studios treats Kratos like the god he often is in his cameo in next month’s Mortal Kombat. Many of his signature weapons are intact, from the iconic Blades of Chaos to the Bow of Apollo. Even the Nemean Cestus is represented, making painful contact with his opponent’s face.
But Kratos’ best moves don’t occur in real time. They happen in quick time, flowing according to timed button presses. Imagine the humiliation of forcing your opponent to sit there while you idly poke his life away, one PlayStation 3 controller button at a time.
The more I see, the more I can’t wait for April 21.