Megan Fox is the most recent addition to the exciting and gory news coming out in anticipation of Mortal Kombat 1. NeatherRealm Studios has announced the actress will be lending her voice and likeness to Nitara, a vampire from Vaeternus. This information was revealed through a trailer released for the title, and provides a mix of gameplay video and interview footage with Megan Fox.
Given the fact Mortal Kombat 1 is only two weeks away from its debut on September 19th, with an early access date of September 14th, this was the perfect time to close out the roster for fans.
If you are a gamers who keeps up with gaming news and advertising, then you might have noticed Mortal Kombat 1 is not the only project Megan Fox has been working on in the industry. In fact, she recently did some promotional videos for Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV, in an effort to get the game more attention.
While this may be a coincidence, there is also a very good chance Megan Fox is looking to make more of a career in the world of gaming. Her only other credits for video game voice acting are, Transformers: The Game and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
It would certainly be a benefit to see more of her in gaming and it would provide her the opportunity to expand her talents further. The industry is always looking for gifted voice actors, and she has a worthy filmography for such work.
In the interview with Megan Fox that is showcased in the trailer, she talks about playing Mortal Kombat growing up and how she cannot believe she gets to be a part of Mortal Kombat 1. She discusses her connection to Nitara in the video saying:
“She comes from this weird realm, she is a type of vampire creature. She’s evil but she’s also good. She’s trying to save her people. I really like her. She’s a vampire which obviously resonates for whatever reason. It’s cool to be in the game, you know? Because I’m not really just voicing it, it’ll be like she’s kind of me.”
Clearly, Megan Fox has a passion for the character and in the past she has acknowledged being a fan of video games. This will likely lend to the character’s success when Mortal Kombat 1 finally releases to the world.
Megan Fox Is Playing Nitara, But What Is the Character’s History in the Mortal Kombat Franchise?
Megan Fox will be taking on the vampire fighter who has been in existence since the early 2000’s. Nitara first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (2002) and has since appeared in five other installments either as a playable character, or in a cameo role. In her past iterations, she has required the blood of the living in order to survive. The fighter also uses blood based attacks, her wings, claws, and of course fangs, as an advantage against opponents.
The last time the character was referenced was in Mortal Kombat 11 (2019), right before a fight between Skarlet and Erron Black. Given the recent attention to Nitara, she was destined to show up eventually, and Megan Fox has stepped up to fill the role.
Since Mortal Kombat 1 is set to be a continuity reboot of the series, fans can expect the character to have exciting new roots. Nevertheless, Megan Fox expressed the the character is somewhat morally ambiguous, which lends to past history of the iconic vampire.
What do you think of Nitara returning to Mortal Kombat once again as a fighter? Are you excited to see what Megan Fox does with the role and what origin the character will receive? Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this big reveal.
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