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Welcome to CNN correspondent Mortal Kombat

Welcome to CNN correspondent Mortal Kombat

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There were no special holograms for this year's CNN midterm election coverage — iPads and Surfaces, yes, but nothing too crazy. Except, of course, for the wall of correspondents reporting from various campaign headquarters and key cities:

If you grew up in the 90s, this should look familiar. Here, let's help you out:

We know what you're thinking: CNN would never unlock all those correspondents out of the box! So let us help you with this handy guide.

First, your starting lineup: Alison Grimes (D-KY), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), David Perdue (R-GA), Mary Landrieu (R-LA), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Those who pre-ordered were given the option of either the Extended Democrat or Extended Republican set, which include:

  • Extended Democrat set: Kay Hagan (D-NC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Braley (D-IA), and Orman (I-KS)
  • Extended Republican: Tom Cotton (R-AK), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Scott Walker (R-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA)

All the characters can be unlocked through campaign mode but will also be available to purchase. (Update: the extended Democrat set — minus Shaheen — has been given a heavy day-one discount.)

Extra stages — Baton Rouge, Lexington, and Lawrenceville — are unlocked through campaign progression or via the Gerrymandering iOS / Android game (be sure to link your account first!).

To unlock Reptile, press high punch, high punch, low kick, block, and placate during a primary debate.

If you deal a particularly vicious victory speech, Wolf Blitzer will pop up in the bottom right corner and scream "Toasty!" in a falsetto voice. If you press down (grabbing a drink of water), you can then face off with Wolf. Beat him to unlock.

You can't unlock Anderson Cooper. Don't try. That's just a myth.