Mortal Kombat 1 development chief Ed Boon is up to his old tricks again, teasing fans with potential upcoming DLC characters.
Boon tweeted an image showing a number of famous horror villains, including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface, all of whom have green check marks because they have appeared as guest characters in Mortal Kombat in the past.
However, it’s the villains with a green question mark on them that interest us the most. Michael Myers, Pinhead, Chucky, Jigsaw and Ghostface are all teased by Boon here, and the Mortal Kombat community reacts as expected.
– Ed Boon (@noobde) September 28, 2023
Earlier this month, dataminers delved into Mortal Kombat 1 and found evidence pointing to potential unannounced DLC characters. While NetherRealm has already announced the characters that will appear in Kombat Pack 1 (see IGN’s character guide for Mortal Kombat 1 for more), based on unearthed voice lines, Kombat Pack 2 may include Jade, Cassie Cage, Kung Jin, Noob Saibot, Cyrax and Ghostface from the Scream films. There are even hints that the T-1000 from Terminator and Conan the Barbarian will appear in Mortal Kombat 1 at some point. Boon’s picture shows Ghostface with a question mark, which matches the datamine.
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NetherRealm and publisher Warner Bros. Games did not respond to IGN’s request for comment on the datamines. Boon is known for trolling fans on social media, so this latest attempt could either have everything to do with upcoming DLC characters or nothing at all.
This week IGN reported on a ridiculous 89-hit Mortal Kombat 1 combo that lasts almost a minute. NetherRealm is also working on a fix for a bug that gives Player 1 an advantage. Meanwhile, Boon has promised updates to the terrible Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1.
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