Mortal Kombat to feature DLC characters

Monday, 28 March 2011 00:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Two DLC characters have been confirmed for Mortal Kombat: Kenshi and Scarlet. If the latter isn’t familiar to you, you’d better hit the books, son.

While Kenshi, who debuted in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, is a familiar face, Scarlet is a little more fringe.

“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,” producer Hans Lo told CVG.

“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.”

Lo said that Netherrealm had planned for fully fledged DLC packages.

“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,” he said.

A Gamepro scan obtained by Hadoken initially suggested a third DLC character, four armed boss Kintaro, but producer Hector Sanchez is reported to have tweeted that the information is incorrect.

Series creator Ed Boon is said to have commented that none of the DLC characters will be included on the game’s disc.

Mortal Kombat is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in mid April.

Thanks, Joystiq.