Mortal Kombat 11 Director Teases Joker Character DLC
Having already brought together a hefty roster of both newcomers and old favorites, Mortal Kombat 11 is now set to debut a bevy of DLC characters over the next few months. So far, the Kombat Pack has introduced a glorious movie-accurate incarnation of Shang Tsung, with extras such as Nightwolf and Spawn getting their due at a later date. However, two fighters remain a mystery and it appears that one of them may be DC’s Joker by the looks of some recent teasing.
Recently taking to Twitter, Mortal Kombat 11 director Ed Boon hinted at potential Joker DLC, quoting a lyric from the song “Joker” by Steve Miller Band. Seemingly poking fun at Joker rumors, several other members of NetherRealm Studios also chimed in on the post, each replying and adding more callbacks to the song. Community Manager Tyler Lansdown would go as far as to reference the song and namesake DC villain saying, “What a joker.”
Some people call me Maurice
— J.J. Williams (@Phyreball) June 21, 2019
What a joker.
— Tyler Lansdown (@tylerlansdown) June 21, 2019
It’s very probable Ed Boon and NetherRealm are just have a bit of fun with speculative fans, but this interaction could also be a somewhat sly way of letting fans know about the future of Mortal Kombat 11. A datamining session from back in April appeared to have leaked every add-on character beforehand, the likes of Nightwolf, Sindel, and Spawn revealed much earlier than originally intended. Joker was just one of the third-party names included in this leak alongside other guests like Ash Williams and Terminator. However, Joker is the only character from this leak to be addressed, albeit indirectly.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
What do you think? Would you like Joker to have his day in Mortal Kombat 11, or would another character be a better choice? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
Eric Hall1556 Posts
Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.