Last week, we were treated to a juicy new update from the largely successful Mortal Kombat 11 by NetherRealm Studios, revealing a slew of new DLC Kombatants to the mix. Among these is the iconic Terminator T-800, in the exact likeness of — who else — Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But, as it turns out, Arnold won’t be lending his iconic strong Austrian slur to the game, says The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros. Interactive confirms this as well.
When the T-800 was first unveiled in last week’s trailer, it no doubt sent many fans into a frenzy, and no doubt expected Schwarzenegger to voice the Terminator, especially since it’s his likeness that is being used in Mortal Kombat 11.
Those hopes were further spurned on when MK boss Ed Boon went on social media, exclaiming the fact that he and his team got the rights to use Schwarzenegger’s grizzled features in the DLC.
Guess not. Instead, a yet-to-be-credited voice actor will mimic his iconic voice, while Schwarzenegger focuses his energies on the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate. Let’s just hope it’s a like-for-like imitation, at the very least.
But this might not come as a surprise to many fans, as the actor/politician doesn’t typically lend his voice in the production of video games. The last time he did so was for the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines game series back in 2003 – 2004, and even then he proclaimed that he didn’t really like doing voices for video games in general.
Still, having his likeness as the badass T-800 should still be enough to be excited for the new Kombat Packs that will be released in droves, starting with the T-800 itself on October 8, 2019.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.