Mortal Kombat's first DLC characters revealed

Familiar faces coming to series reboot via post-launch DLC

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, butnews of the character additionswere glimpsed in last week's scans from Gamepro'supcoming 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 revealMortal Kombat II'ssub-boss Kinataro willbe 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 screenalsomade an appearancethis weekend, revealing a slew ofrecognizable franchise regulars. Can youname 'em all?

[Source:CVG,Dual Pixels]

Mar 28, 2011

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