Mortal Kombat 11 DLC leak suggests Terminator and Evil Dead cameos

The entire list of DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 11 may have been discovered by dataminers, with references to Spawn and Joker.

Since we’re getting close to E3 now there are lot of rumours swirling around about what publishers are about to announce.

A popular one over the bank holiday weekend was that Warner Bros. is about to reveal Rocksteady’s secret game as a superhero-themed, Destiny style game called Outlaws. But so far most of the leaks have been proven to be fakes.

What’s definitely not fake though, because you can see it yourself, is that the data files for Mortal Kombat 11 include references to nine new characters – presumably the upcoming DLC additions.

Datamining games for references to new features has been a common way to get early info on fighting game DLC, to the point where developers have started using codenames to refer to new characters – as happened with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

But according to dataminers on Reddit, NetherRealm don’t seem to have been so cautious and it’s pretty obvious what all of the following characters refer to:

• Shang Tsung
• Joker
• Nightwolf
• Terminator
• Sindel
• Spawn
• Ash
• Fujin
• Sheeva

Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Sindel, Fujin, and Sheeva are all existing Mortal Kombat characters, so their inclusion makes perfect sense.

Joker is presumably from Batman and not Persona 5, and Ash is almost certainly a reference to the lead character from Evil Dead. Comic book character Spawn already cameoed in SoulCalibur II, while Terminator continues the series’ trend of using ‘80s sci-fi horror icons such as the Alien and Predator.

All the names make sense, but the problem is that the ‘Kombat Pack’, Mortal Kombat 11’s equivalent of a season pass, specifically says there’ll only be six new characters.

So either three are being sold separately or some of these ideas have since been abandoned, perhaps because of problems obtaining the movie licences.

We won’t know for sure until they’re officially announced but we do know that at least NetherRealm considered all of these characters, at some point.

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