Ed Boon, co-creator of the beloved Mortal Kombat series, recently took to Twitter to drop a tantalizing hint about the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 reboot. In a cryptic tweet posted on September 29, 2023, Boon shared an image featuring some of the most iconic horror movie villains, leaving fans in eager anticipation.
Boon’s tweet included the eerie faces of Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, Jigsaw, Chucky, and Ghostface. Each character had either a checkmark or a question mark next to them, igniting speculation among fans.
The presence of these horror icons suggests that they might be slated to join the Mortal Kombat 1 roster as either confirmed or potential DLC characters.
Mortal Kombat Crossovers:
Mortal Kombat has a history of crossing over with horror movies in previous installments. Characters like Leatherface, Freddy, and Jason have already graced the series as guest fighters in games like Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat XL. Ghostface has also been the subject of rumors, with dataminers discovering voice lines related to the character in game files.
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As excited as fans are about the possibility of these iconic horror characters joining the Mortal Kombat universe, there’s a hint of skepticism in the air. Ed Boon is known for his playful teasing and cryptic hints, which occasionally turn out to be red herrings. It remains uncertain whether all the characters in the teaser image are confirmed or simply being considered for future DLC additions.
What’s Next for Mortal Kombat 1:
Boon’s tweet stoked excitement by suggesting that there’s much more to come for Mortal Kombat 1. He hinted at a long list of fighters, cameos, and game features in the pipeline.
While the teaser image offers a tantalizing glimpse into the potential roster, Mortal Kombat 1 already has plans for a DLC Kombat Pack set to arrive in Spring 2024. This pack will introduce six new characters, including Peacemaker from DC Comics, Omni-Man from Invincible, Homelander from The Boys, Quan Chi from Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Ermac from Mortal Kombat: Deception, and Takashi Takeda from Mortal Kombat X. The prospect of additional DLC packs featuring horror icons remains an enticing possibility.
Mortal Kombat 1 Game Launch Date:
Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled for release on November 17, 2023, across multiple platforms, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia. The game boasts a rebooted fighting system called Kameo Fighters, enabling players to customize their fighters with distinct abilities and appearances.
Additionally, Mortal Kombat 1 features a new story mode that continues the narrative from Mortal Kombat 11, where Fire God Liu Kang initiated a new timeline and a fresh Mortal Kombat tournament. Expect enhanced gore, realistic graphics, and the signature brutality that has made Mortal Kombat a gaming legend.