Admittedly I feel Rambo is out of place. Not because he's an action character but because the whole point of his character is anti-war. A war vet with PTSD who snaps cause the local village idiots kept harassing him, eventually reduced to a crying mess near the end of the first film after killing some of them, he is the personification of war is not glorious, there's no honor, it's just killing and it's awful. Heck he dies at the end of the novel but Hollywood kept him alive in the movie because sequels which you could argue undermines the stories message just as much as putting him in the violent cartoon with dark humor that is MK that at times is even just down right mean spirited while not meant to be taken seriously.
But to offer an counterargument to my ramblings, I guess you could say Rambo is ensuring peace through Kombat. Who knows, maybe he pulls a Fujin in his ending and achieves world peace? Or at least give himself and/or other PTSD war vets some sense of peace?
And I might just be reading too much into this, I've been up all night with no sleep.
EDIT: Not to rain on Rambo fans parade, I'm happy for you guys.
Rain is gonna be dope despite their need to give everyone weapons they don't need. Been too long since the Purple Prince launched as DLC
Rambo is a bit generic but that gives me hope that they make a fun character design. Terminator has basic yet strong rushdown, Robocop has basic yet strong zoning, maybe Rambo can be the same but with some good traps.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate brings Rain, Mileena, and Rambo
The new content arrives November 17 on PS4 and PS5.
Fellow fighters, at long last, fan-favorite characters Mileena and Rain are joining the fight! Along with the classic action hero, Rambo, they all join the roster as part of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, the definitive, all-in-one Mortal Kombat 11 experience. Our designers and artists have polished every detail of each character’s presentation. The gameplay is awesome, the Fatalities are gruesome and the looks are killer.
Rain now wields a katar, which he uses to slash and stab his opponents. Rain can also use his magic to open a rift to a previously unknown watery realm. Here, all of his classic moves are reimagined. His water powers are also expressed in new and unique ways.
Along with her traditional sais, Mileena now also has razor-sharp claws. They come courtesy of the gloves that she wears in to kombat. The gloves and her other gear look stellar. My favorite look is that of Kahnum Mileena, where she gets her own Shao Kahn style helmet.
Playing as Rambo is like time-traveling back with Kronika to 1982. Our character artists have perfectly captured Rambo’s look from “First Blood.” They, along with our design and cinematics teams, drew great inspiration from that film, as well the subsequent sequels. Of course, having Sylvester Stallone voice one of his most iconic characters is an absolute thrill. We worked hard to make sure that every line of dialogue was true to the Rambo that fans know and love.
In addition to these three amazing new characters that make up Kombat Pack 2, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate is stuffed with all of the great content that has been released thus far. It includes every mode, every character and every feature from the main game, Kombat Pack 1 and the Aftermath Expansion. Those who purchase Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate will also receive both of the cinematic story campaigns – the base game’s original story and the story expansion released with Aftermath, continuing the epic Mortal Kombat 11 saga.
Additionally, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is PlayStation 5 Upgrade Available, delivering 4K dynamic resolution, enhanced visuals, improved loading times and cross-generation console compatibility for select modes. And current Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate owners and new buyers on PlayStation 4 can access a free upgrade to the PS5 version of their game at no extra cost, available in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate launch.
There’s also Krossplay support, allowing PS5 and PS4 players to fight against other players on opposite platforms in select modes.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will be available globally beginning Nov. 17 on the PlayStation Store via the web and console, as well as other retailers. For new players, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate pre-orders will be available beginning October 15, providing immediate access to Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1 and the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion upon purchase.
If you already own Mortal Kombat 11, you can upgrade your experience by pre-ordering Kombat Pack 2 beginning October 15, or by purchasing Kombat Pack 1 or the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion. And don’t forget, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2 preorders will receive the Time Warriors Skin Pack at launch featuring three new character skin variants, including “Dark Web” Noob Saibot, “HCF” (Halt and Catch Fire) Liu Kang and “Blood Moon” Skarlet.
Stay tuned for more info on Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate as we get closer to launch!