Fans Petition NetherRealm Studios to Include Late GWAR Frontman in Mortal Kombat X


Though many are eager to see if NetherRealm Studios will include guest fighters in Mortal Kombat X, the requests generally focus on characters from other video game properties or even movie franchises like Predator and Evil Dead. One community, however, is petitioning the developers to consider a cherished musician for their upcoming title.

David Brockie, who served as the lead vocalist for metal band GWAR under the stage name Oderus Urungus (pictured in costume above) before his death in 2014, is currently the focus of an online appeal for his likeness to appear in Mortal Kombat X.

For those out of the loop (I admit, I had to do a bit of research myself), GWAR styles themselves as an “elite group of chaos warriors” who were banished to Earth for their “cosmic crimes.” After being reawakened by our planet’s pollution, they now dedicate themselves to the “destruction of the human race and the eradication of existence itself.”

As purveyors of the shock rock genre made famous by acts like Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, pulling one of the numerous GWAR characters from their outrageous stage shows is a no-brainer for the continuing brutality exhibited by the Mortal Kombat brand.

In all honesty, it’s probably a long shot that we’ll see Oderus duking it out with the likes of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Kitana, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the group from loading the petition with nearly 8,000 signatures since it first appeared online.

Should you count yourself among GWAR’s dedicated fanbase and want to see the late frontman join Mortal Kombat X’s cast, be sure to check out the petition here.

Source: care2 Petitions via Metal Injection, tip via SiriusBusiness

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Free-to-play download game slated for March 19
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VIDEO: “Bloodborne” Trailer Details Chalice Dungeons

In Bloodborne, players can perform rituals in the central hub to open areas known as Chalice Dungeons, offering varying levels of difficulty, a roguelike structure that changes depending on who's looking at it, and the ability to invite other players into your personal dungeon. From Software producer Masaaki Yamagiwa explains the feature in the video below. 



Bloodborne hits PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe on March 24 and 25, respectively. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. He also likes to draw comics. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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MCZ|Daigo Umehara and AVM|GamerBee Try Their Hands at Street Fighter V

Late last night, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano took Sony’s stage at Taipei Game Show 2015 to show Street Fighter V to a brand new audience. As footage has previously been reserved for North American events like PlayStation Experience and Capcom Cup, this is the first time the developers have presented the title in front of an eastern audience.

While there wasn’t a whole bunch of new information, we were provided a brand new look at the game by way of two high-level competitors: Mad Catz’ Daigo Umehara and GamerBee of AVerMedia. Much like the exhibition played between Peter “Combofiend” Rosas and Mike Ross at Capcom Cup, this matchup gave fans another glimpse of Ryu and Chun-Li, along with all the new tools they possess in the upcoming title.

Unfortunately, the proceedings weren’t streamed for folks who couldn’t be at the convention in person, but PlayStation Hong Kong has provided a look at the aforementioned show match for everyone to enjoy. Check it out below and let us know what you think of Street Fighter V so far.


Source: PlayStation Hong Kong

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Itaru Hinoue’s Holy Breaker Game Unveils Trailer, Voice Cast

Nana Inoue, Eriko Nakamura, Noriaki Sugiyama star in visual novel with illustrations by Key Visual Arts arist
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VIDEO: “Holy Breaker!” Trailer and Ending Posted

 Following its debut at Comiket 87, and ahead of a February 27th release date,Visual Arts has been posting promos for Holy Breaker!: The Witch Betrayed Blue Moon Wicca, the new visual novel from Clannad and Little Busters! veteran Itaru Hinoue. Most recently, they posted a release trailer and a short version of the ending. As with the opening, posted earlier in the week, the ending "Invisibility" is sung by Faylan with lyrics by Leo Kashida.



Kishida Leo writes the story about Wicca and Paganism in which the protagonist (Tsukumo Izumi) views a battle between a black witch (Minase Tenma - CV: Nana Inoue) and white conjurer (Haruka Abeno - Cv: Eriko Nakamura) and becomes entangled in a search for ten mythical weapons from various traditions, which, when united, bestow an immeasurable destructive power.


Plans for a sequel have also been announced.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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