Mortal Kombat 11 might be getting some Ash from Evil Dead DLC after all, despite initial reports from Bruce Campbell himself suggesting otherwise. Ash has been a popular rumor for Mortal Kombat 11's DLC fighter roster, but the recent reveal of the planned content for the game seemed to have nixed him from the game for good in favor of other exciting choices like Spawn and Sindel.
Mortal Kombat 11 has seemed to overcome the issues that threatened to sink a promising launch, as developer NetherRealm Studios managed to quell people's concerns over the game's predatory microtransaction model that punished players for attempting to complete the game's content for free. While the much more concerning reports over NetherRealm Studios' crunch workplace environment have yet to be fully addressed, it wasn't enough to slow the game down, and Mortal Kombat 11 has performed well on all platforms while gearing up for its DLC season post-launch.
That DLC might actually include Ash from Evil Dead despite everything suggesting it wouldn't, as a recent tweet from Bruce Campbell has suddenly begun to gain steam as a hint that his iconic character would be joining Mortal Kombat 11. Given Bruce Campbell's penchant for toying with fans' emotions, it's not the kind of social media excursion that makes Ash a lock as an addition by any means, but Campbell's decision to resurface regarding the game at least gives kombatants hope. Here's the tweet:
Boy, looks like a swell game - I’ll have to check it out! https://t.co/y5b7e2zr91— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) June 1, 2019
It's important to note that rumors initially put Ash in Mortal Kombat 11 in the same breath as Spawn and Nightwolf, two characters who ended up making the cut. It's unusual for rumors to be mostly accurate—with high profile leaks like ones involving Mortal Kombat 11, it's usually an all-or-nothing affair, with much more wild guesses indicative of speculation rather than insider knowledge. Looking back, Campbell also stated that Evil Dead's Ash wouldn't be in Mortal Kombat 11, which leaves the door open for the chainsaw-wielding Army of Darkness Ash to take center stage instead. It's tiny, but the glimmer of hope is certainly alive for those that want to see who would win between Ash and Scorpion.
That Mortal Kombat 11 DLC rumors are still gaining so much traction after the game's release is an indicator of its quality and staying power. Whether or not Ash, and by extension Bruce Campbell, joins Mortal Kombat 11, it remains the kind of game that fans adore speculating over and inserting their own dream characters into. With so many Mortal Kombat 11 DLC characters planned, there's always the chance a second season of additions adds Ash simply because of fan demand if this round doesn't pan out.
Source: Bruce Campbell/Twitter