First Mortal Kombat DLC Characters Revealed

The May issue of Gamepro has revealed 2 characters that will be included in the very first batch of downloadable content for Mortal Kombat. The 2 characters included are Kenshi and Lady in Red, aka Scarlet.

Kenshi: The blind swordsman, who was first introduced in MK deadly allaiance. Kenshi is a noble warrior who was tricked and then blinded by the sorcerer shang tsung. Kenshi can be seen fighting in the background of the pit stage.

Lady in Red: While she has no official name yet, a red dressed female ninja has been rumored to be in MK since the days of MK2, fans called the non-existent character Scarlet, others called her Ruby.

The developer told CVG in a recent interview that it doesn’t want MK 2011’s add-on content to be limited to simple costume or stage additions – and the new characters it’s working on will have “all the good stuff”.

“They won’t be copy and pasted from characters already in the game – they’re going to have their own unique fighting styles, moves, fatalities and x-rays – all the good stuff,” producer Hans Lo told CVG.

“[The two we’re adding] are Kenshi, who players will recognise from previous MK games, and more excitingly we’re adding Scarlet.

“Anyone who knows the history of Mortal Kombat will tell you that back in the days of the arcade – when they did just palette swap characters to come up with multiple fighters in the game – there was a glitch in one of the old arcade machines that caused the Jade/Katana/Milena female ninja to glitch and turn red.

“People always thought it was a hidden unlockable character and it wasn’t, it was purely a programming glitch. They’ve always speculated and in fact it was the fans who named her Scarlet to begin with. She’s no longer a glitch – she’s an actual character, and she’ll be coming pretty soon post-launch.”

Another character said to be planned for the fighter is MK2 sub-boss Kintaro. Netherrealm said it’ll continue to work on DLC for Mortal Kombat “as long as people are playing it”.

So there you have it folks, 2 new playable characters soon after launch. Who else do you think they’ll be adding in the near future?

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One Response to “First Mortal Kombat DLC Characters Revealed”
  1. Cyrax_27 says:

    Shinnok, Fujin, and Cyborg Smoke… Add them for DLC please!!!!