Its been a while since Todd McFarlane’s 90’s sensation Spawn has appeared in a video game. The last time anyone was able to play as the resurrected Hellspawn was in 2003 when he appeared in both the Xbox SKU of Soul Calibur II and Spawn: Armageddon, each from publisher Namco, now Namco-Bandai.
With a new take on the character being spearheaded by writer Paul Jenkins, Todd McFarlane it seems is trying to rekindle the properties once astronomical popularity not only in the comics space, but in the world of video games as well. In an interview with GamerFitNation McFarlane let it slip that he has allowed use of the character to WB Games for an appearance in the upcoming fighter Mortal Kombat X. Should WB Games choose to not exercise these newly granted rights in an undetermined amount of time, the rights revert straight back to McFarlane.
As the game is scheduled for an April release, I wouldn’t expect Spawn fans to run out and pre-order the game just yet, but there’s still a chance he could be added to the roster at a later time. 2011’s Mortal Kombat and 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, both from X developer Netherrelam Studios, had new Kombatants added post-release and later appeared on disc via ultimate editions so the chances of this happening I’d wager are still pretty good. Between this news, Batman: Arkham Knight and Lego Marvel’s the Avengers, it seems WB isn’t limiting their gaming options to just characters in the DC camp.