If you don't have classic characters in a new MK installment, it simply isn't Mortal Kombat .
And when you have the new Game Informer in your hands, you'll find out that two popular characters will indeed return to the roster in the MK reboot. …well, thanks to Mortal Kombat Online , we don't have to wait; the info is already here: Goro and Jade will be returning. Goro will reprise his role as a boss (and an annoying one, too, if history is any indication), and he'll even be back in his classic Lair setting. As for Jade, she'll be a blend of her UMK3 and MKD personas and of course, her boomerang will be in full effect. Also, for the Xbox 360 fans, it has been confirmed that the developers are seeking an exclusive MK fighter for the 360 version. After all, the PS3 fans get Kratos, so… Nothing has been announced just yet, but that's only because they can't really find an exclusive character besides Master Chief in the 360 world… Okay, sorry, sorry, didn't mean it. Swear.
Anyway, they have hinted at the possibility that more characters could arrive via DLC in the future, so that'd be cool. We could just keep firing off suggestions and if the team sees enough demand for a certain character, we might end up getting our wish.
Related Game(s): Mortal Kombat