All nine of Mortal Kombat 11's DLC characters have been ousted by a recent datamine. As with most fighting games, the roster is a heavy focus for fans in the build up to the game's eventual release. Mortal Kombat is no exception to this, as fans make roster wishlists and rally behind some of their favorites as they hedge their bets on who will return or debut in the game for the first time ever. Mortal Kombat, in particular, is known for crossover characters being added as downloadable content, which adds a further layer for fans to speculate on.
Past guest fighters in Mortal Kombat have included Kratos from God of War, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th, Predator, Alien, and even Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's really a smorgasbord of violent offenders from outside of the Mortal Kombat franchise, and that trend was always destined to continue in Mortal Kombat 11. The only question that fans had about the DLC pertained to who was next.
It looks like Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios may have had the DLC lineup for Mortal Kombat 11 revealed prematurely, as dataminers have been able to find names within the code of the Nintendo Switch version for the unreleased game. These details have since been posted on Reddit, where the legitimacy of the code has been verified by a number of people. Despite being seemingly verified, consumers should still take the complete roster as a rumor until NetherRealm releases official details on the planned DLC.
With that out of the way, the allegedly complete list of add-on fighters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 can be found below:
- Shang Tsung
There are a few things worth noting with this cast, although the guest fighters are sure to generate the most buzz. Spawn joining Mortal Kombat 11 was expected after Spawn's creator, Todd McFarlane, implied that the crossover would be happening. Others like Terminator and Ash (who is presumably Ash Williams from The Evil Dead), are sure to feel right at home on the Mortal Kombat 11 roster. Finally, Joker looks to be the first DC Comics character making the jump over to the bloody carnage of Mortal Kombat, although that hasn't prevented MK characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Raiden from squaring off against the clown prince in NetherRealm's other fighting game series, Injustice.
As for the rest, they round out a respectable selection. Shang Tsung was previously announced as the first DLC character in MK11, while Sindel and Nightwolf have been longtime favorites of the community. Still, there are some noteworthy mainstays that appear to have been shafted if this list of characters turns out to be true. Reptile not appearing in Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the tougher pills to swallow, while Rain and Smoke were two characters that fans really wanted to see. Overall, the roster of Mortal Kombat 11 is very strong, but fans aren't likely to let those characters be left by the wayside without voicing their concerns.