Nightwolf's character in Mortal Kombat 11 has finally been revealed. The character first debuted way back in Mortal Kombat 3 and has reappeared in most of the entries that followed. With Mortal Kombat 11, Nightwolf is joining the roster through the game's season pass; six characters in total will be included in the season pass, three of whom are returning fighters.
In Mortal Kombat 9, Nightwolf was killed in the game's latter half, and he only made a small cameo in Mortal Kombat X. So, this will be the first time in quite a while that he'll actually be a playable character. Previously, Nightwolf's tomahawks were revealed in the game's DLC character trailer. He uses spiritual energy to manifest various weapons like tomahawks, knives, and a bow, and he's also able to transform himself into a wolf.
NetherRealm Studios creative director, Ed Boon, shared the first image of Nightwolf on his personal Twitter account, and the character looks younger than he did in games that have come before Mortal Kombat 11. The story mode in Mortal Kombat 11 involves time travel and bringing together the characters in the current timeline with those from the past, which could explain why Nightwolf looks younger. Nevertheless, this is easily the best looking render of the character to date. Check out the image below:
While Nightwolf isn't necessarily a fan favorite, his inclusion is one of the most welcomed in the season pass. Mortal Kombat 11 has been bashed by fans for leaving out characters like Ermac, Mileena, and Reptile. As of right now, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Nightwolf, Spawn, and two unannounced guest characters will be included as DLC. Earlier this week, fans were also given their first look at Sindel's character model.
For now, season pass owners only have access to Shang Tsung. Some fans believe that Ash from the Evil Dead series might be making his fighting game debut as a guest character in Mortal Kombat 11, which is based on a tease in the game's DLC trailer where viewers can hear a chainsaw. Ash's actor, Bruce Campbell, also hinted at the character's inclusion. While some popular fighters may be missing from the game's roster right now, it does give less popular characters like Sindel and Nightwolf room to shine. Hopefully, NetherRealm Studios can do all of the upcoming characters justice with their combos and fatalities - but only time will tell.
Source: Ed Boon