In a bid to appeal to wider audiences, the developers of the violent 'Mortal Kombat' series of videogames are including a whole new roster of characters as playable fighters in the next edition of the popular franchise. Among the new characters that have been announced are legendary composers Ludwig Van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach, Tamil film actor Nizhalgal Ravi, and scientist M.S.Swaminathan. “We've never really appealed to classical music listeners, tamil film fans, or the scientific community. So we're hoping that the new additions will help these people enjoy the over-the-top violence and gore that the MK series has always been known for.”, said a man dressed up as Liu Kang. The new moves list also looks impressive. J.S.Bach will annihilate his opponents by starting with a simple combo of kicks and punches, and then applying the same pattern over and over again with increasing complexity and counterpoint. Nizhalgal Ravi's fatality will be a performance of his 'Tension Dance' from 'My Dear Marthandan', and he will use his uncanny resemblance to Atul Wassan to throw off opponents. M.S.Swaminathan's brutality move consists of a deadly mixture of fertilizers, manure and quadratic equations. Actor Prabhu will fight without even looking at his foes. The game, titled 'Mortal Kombat : Klassikal, Koromandel and Kalkulating” is slated for release next year.
In related news, Rockstar Games is trying to appeal to Indian audiences by including Vividh Bharathi and Madras B as radio stations in GTA V. “We hear that Madras B had western music. So it should work well in GTA”, said a spokesman for the company. Stay 'tuned' for more updates. Heh heh.