Mortal Kombat New DLC Characters Revealed

By Colin Tan on April 19, 2011, 4:27PM EDT
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NetherRealm have revealed the new DLC characters planned for release for Mortal Kombat, which hits stores today and on Friday in Europe. The new characters include the likes of Kenshi, Kintaro and Scarlet - an interesting story, that one.

The devs assure fans that the new characters will not be simply copied from templates of existing characters, but will have their own unique movesets, fatalities, x-rays and whatnot.

"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," producer Hans Lo said in an interview with CVG.

"[The two we're adding] are Kenshi, who players will recognise from previous MK games, and more excitingly we're adding Scarlet.

"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."

NetherRealm added that they'll continue adding more content to the game "as long as people are playing it."

Source: CVG

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