October has been real kind to us Mortal Kombat fans. First, we get the Kombat Pack 2 announcement confirming three new characters, and last night, we got a good look at Rain’s gameplay in the Kombat Kast stream. Today, Netherrealm Studios is blessing us with the first look at John Rambo’s gameplay to coincide with the 38th anniversary of the first Rambo film. Check out the footage below!
So the devs weren’t lying when they said that the character wasn’t going to be a straight-up zoning character. Right from the get-go, we see that Rambo’s main weapon of choice is his knife. With all his traps, he’s got an array of set-ups which I think will convince skeptics to give him a chance. He does seem a little bit on the slow side akin to the Terminator but I’m sure his frame data will say otherwise. As someone who plays Nightwolf, I’m seeing a lot of the character in Rambo, with the bow, knife, and the crouching roll he does. His prone position crawl looks insane and I wonder how it’ll fare in an actual game. Overall, I think NRS did a fantastic job making the character’s moveset super fun.