Ghostface doesn’t seem much of a danger to Homelander (Credits: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures aEaster UnlimitedInc. ©1999. All Rights Reserved)
Multiple new DLC characters seem to be referenced in Mortal Kombat 1’s code, including Jade, Noob Saibot, and Kung Jin.
The initial DLC pack, themed around evil (or at least anti-hero) superheroes was announced before the game came out but while at least eight additional characters seem to be referenced in the game they don’t appear to have so obvious a connection.
Some of them are just Mortal Kombat regulars but one of them seems to be Ghostface from the Scream films, while another sounds like it’s either He-Man or Conan the Barbarian.
The reason it’s not certain is that all the datamine hints revolve around dialogue from existing characters talking to the new ones, and while sometimes they refer to them by name, or make it super obvious, other times you have to make a logical leap.
Ghostface, for example involves multiple references to a cloak and knife, a mask, and going trick-or-treating. Omni-Man also talks about preferring books to movies, when taunting the characters.
Whether He-Man is in the game is less clear, as the only clues so far are a ‘burly’ man with a broadsword. So it could also be an existing Mortal Kombat character like Kotal Kahn.
The other Mortal Kombaters that are directly referenced by dialogue include Jade, Cassie Cage, and Kung Jin – so they seem to be definites.
Androids Cyrax and/or Sektor, plus Noob Saibot also seem to be part of the DLC, although those references are less clear cut.
Finally, there’s a reference to a character who Omni-Man thinks may be the wife of a demon. There’s probably plenty of options for that if it’s a guest character, but from Mortal Kombat it could be Sareena.
Although datamines are usually highly accurate, because it’s all based on things that are actually in the game, they’re not foolproof, with Mortal Kombat 11 featuring numerous references to Ash from Evil Dead.
It even included trademark information and a teaser in a trailer but in the end it never happened, thanks to the usual legal complications that surround the franchise and Bruce Campbell apparently not being keen.
Ghostface seems a bit of an underpowered choice for Mortal Kombat but you’d have to see them in action first, before passing judgment.
He-Man and/or Conan is a great pick though and we hope both of them get in – not least because He-Man was going to be a Conan adaptation until Mattel realised they could just make up their own character that was basically the same thing.
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