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First 2 Mortal Kombat DLC characters revealed
Posted: 28.03.2011 03:19 by Comments: 3
Netherrealm Studios has revealed the first two characters that will be available as downloadable content for Mortal Kombat: Kenshi and Scarlet.

Both characters are crafted from the ground up, the developer told CVG in an interview: "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."

This statement has a certain amount of irony when addressed towards Scarlet, who first appeared in Mortal Kombat as a palette-swap glitch.

Netherrealms producer Hans Lo related, "Anyone who knows the history of Mortal Kombat will tell you that back in the days of the arcade - when they did just palette swap characters to come up with multiple fighters in the game - there was a glitch in one of the old arcade machines that caused the Jade/Katana/Milena female ninja to glitch and turn red.

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


Kenshi was a katana wielding combatant who first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Lo also revealed that Mortal Kombat 2 sub-boss Kintaro is also being developed as DLC for the future.

Mortal Kombat will be released in North America on April 19, and Europe on April 21.
Source: CVG

Comments

By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 28, 2011
FoolWolf
It is getting a bit depressing to see that in order to try and get sales, they now announce the DLC's before they game releases. Well if this is the way to truly avoid massive piracy - then I guess it is better then crappy DRM schemes - too bad many still try to combine the two...
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Mar 28, 2011
PowerJack
LAME this is why I always wait up to a year to buy games, waiting if there's a GotY or Complete Edition coming out or not.
Like the Complete Edition of Dragon Age that got out not too long ago, glad I didn't buy the games and DLCs separately.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Mar 30, 2011
VHugoSama
This is a fighting game I don't think they'll release a complete edition, never did for the others if you want all characters you'll have to spend some money, capitalism rules again!!!