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Mortal Kombat's first DLC characters revealed

Mortal Kombat is weeks away from retail, but NetherRealm Studios has already spilled the beans on the studio's plans to a release a pair of familiar MK faces as DLC shortly after the reboot's launch in April.

Producer Hans Lo recently told CVG fans can expect to see Kenshi and Skarlett added to the mix as post-launch content, explaining,"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."

At time of print, the interview has mysteriously dissappeared from CVG's front page, but news of the character additions were glimpsed in last week's scans from Gamepro's upcoming May issue.

As MK devotees may recall, Skarlett (aka Lady in Red), was the name given by players to the red version of the Jade/Katana/Milena character who was born as a result of a bug in Mortal Kombat II, and not (as some suspected) a result of lazy design.

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

Kenshi, however, is an intentional character who first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as a fighter who was blinded by Shang Tsung, and has been seeking revenge since.

Gamepro's scans also reveal Mortal Kombat II's sub-boss Kinataro will be available as DLC down the road; a brutal, bloody, gut-splattering road which begins with Mortal Kombat's release in North America on April 19th, and in the UK on April 21st.

An early peek at Mortal Kombat's alleged PS3 character select screen also made an appearance this weekend, revealing a slew of recognizable franchise regulars. Can you name 'em all?

[Source: CVGDual Pixels]

Mar 28, 2011

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22 comments

  • bloodyshadow - April 1, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    @freakyfro99: Firstly, if you've ever played a Mortal Kombat in your entire life, you can tell who every character is from a single look at the screen and, again, the BIGGEST spoiler character is not only selected, but also NAMED at the bottom. Secondly, No, fuckface, get your facts straight, they HAVEN'T released all the characters officially yet. Yes, leaks and spoilers have been posted, but they are NOT official releases by Netherrealm Studios so they don't count unless you're being what this guy is... a huge dick ruining everything. If this WAS official, the quality wouldn't be so shitty and the VS poses were stolen from the demo hack NOT AN OFFICIAL RELEASE. Third and finally, don't attack me and call me stupid when you clearly don't know ANYTHING about the subject you are trying to defend. Whether or not I handled it properly, (Which I still think my anger is justified) doesn't give you the right to come in here all high and mighty and spout what you think is a clear defense without doing any proper research. You sir, are ignorant. I have never attacked any member of GamesRadar or any other publisher before like this, but there is no defending someone spoiling a huge part of the character reveal (five characters total; Two intended by NRS to never see the light of day until release) as well as a MASSIVE storyline twist (and if you think that ISN'T a huge reveal, again, do your research) in an unreleated thread without warning. There is NO excuse for that ever. Especially when the game isn't even out yet. RED DEAD SPOILER That would be like posting "New DLC cowboy hat for Red Dead Redemption" and then showing a picture of John being shot to death... in his new hat a month before the game comes out. No excuse and you are ridiculous for defending it.
  • freakyfro99 - March 30, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    @bloodyshadow You're stupid. That's about as nice as I can say it. You can't discern who any of the characters are without really looking at the picture and really trying to figure out who they are. Also, all of the characters have been revealed for a few days now. A screenshot of the VS portraits for all of the characters has been out for a little while now. Also also, stop typing in all caps. It makes you seem immature and, again, stupid. You are not excused. @Matt Bradford It's Kintaro not Kinataro :P
  • JetpackJesus - March 29, 2011 6:16 p.m.

    Smoke appears to have adapted...GENERIC ANIME HAIR! I also just realized... but does anyone else think that the tattoo's on Quan Chi's eyes look like a bikini? Each eye has that "eyepatch" like tattoo, and when put together...BIKINI-EYES! Also, here's the scan in question: http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np7/mk9-dlc.jpg
  • bloodyshadow - March 29, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    Not for nothing, but I've spent almost a year trying to avoid knowing too much about the franchise that I love, and two months not even going to the site I want so as not to avoid all the leaks and here, in a totally unrelated post, I get it all ruined. Thank you.
  • bloodyshadow - March 29, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    EXCUSE ME!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY THE FUCK WOULD POST THE CHARACTER SELECT SCREEN WITHOUT A FUCKING SPOILER WARNING?!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS FUCKING WRONG WRONG WITH YOU. IT'S BAD ENOUGH THAT THEY HAVEN'T REVEALED ALL THE CHARACTERS YET, BUT THAT LAST CHARACTER (THE ONE THAT'S SELECTED ON THE FUCKING LEFT) DEMOLISHED A HUGE PART OF THE FUCKING STORYLINE!!!! THINK ASSHOLE! I'm NEVER the guy who does shit like this... but seriously?! That was a fucking stupid move! The game's not even OUT yet! JESUS!
  • blays - March 29, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    Wow, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 all over again, I hope it plays well though. Like back in the time where plays Mortal Kombat is kick ass because the real animated character and creepy sounds.. BTW.. yay,Kabal..
  • Outlander - March 28, 2011 9:27 p.m.

    I certainly can name them all :) First row: Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sub-Zero Second row: Sindel, Ermac, Reptile, Kitana Third row: Johnny Cage, Jade, Mileena, Nightwolf Fourth row: Cyrax, Noob Saibot, [Human] Smoke, Sektor Fifth row: Sonya, Jax, Kano, Stryker, Sixth row: Shang Tsung, Baraka, Kabal, Raiden, Seventh row: [Cyber] Sub-Zero, Sheeva, Quan Chi, And seemingly [Cyber] Sub-Zero again. Most likely a placeholder or something.clinfi pre_pay
  • Revanjd - March 28, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    After trying out the demo my fears of this game sucking have been put to rest. It plays identical to Deadly Alliance, which imo, is a good thing. At least it's possible now to pull off a Fatality(remember MK4?).
  • ThePigHostage - March 28, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    Eh, I'll be passing on those characters. I never cared for the post-MK3 roster (with the exception of Quan Chi). And I don't remember the Skarlett rumors, even though I was a big MK fan back then... Kintaro was great though. I may have to get that one.
  • rocketfuel - March 28, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    Sick, thanks man! I've been staying pretty up to date and I just cannot wait, gonna be a great reward for finishing exams.
  • sgloomy - March 28, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    It definitely is Sheeva, the whole character select portraits were released. the site itself is down but you can see the pics in the comments section: http://shoryuken.com/content/4036-mk9-full-size-character-select-portraits/comments2.html#comments
  • sgloomy - March 28, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    @rocketfuel I think it may be sheeva, not sure though.
  • g4m3rk1dd - March 28, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    the game isnt even out yet and there is DLC for it? ill pass...
  • Stabby_Joe - March 28, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    I want Goro and Shao Kahn! Bosses, fine; characters, even better!
  • rocketfuel - March 28, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    @bren789123 He's right between Raiden and Baraka! Also, whos to the left of Quan Chi? So pumped
  • litrock - March 28, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    @bren789123 Kabal is between Baraka and Raiden on the next to last row.
  • bren789123 - March 28, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    aww I dont see kabal in there
  • HumanParadigm - March 28, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    MK 87/2011= best fighting game of the year
  • Japanaman - March 28, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    Qua-Chi Vs Kratos. That match-up will be BAD. I also hope to see the original Blaze in the game. You know the guy with half of this body on fire. And Meat, of course.
  • Rivenscry - March 28, 2011 5:52 p.m.

    Rofl, it's a predator. Also, hell yeah! Kratos QTE's as fatalities! Now all I need it is to be available in my country... (Australia, for those not in the know)

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