Mortal Kombat 11 Confirms Shaggy Won’t Appear, Internet Reacts
It’s been quite an exciting time for fans of Mortal Kombat 11 as of late, the game recently revealing two previously unconfirmed characters. During NetherRealm Studios’ first Kombat Kast livestream of 2019, Kabal and D’Vorah were officially named as members of the game’s roster, leaving the tease of a number of additional fighters prepared for the future.
As NetherRealm has often shown appreciation toward third-party characters, this would seem leave the door open for the internet’s current fixation, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. However, it appears this is, like, definitely not the case, man. Towards the end of the livesteam, Community Manager Tyler Lansdown shut down any and all speculation of the Shagster’s arrival, confirming the character “will not be in the game. At all. Ever.” The unfortunate news can be witnessed in the video below.
Ever since Shaggy was petitioned to be a possible DLC for Mortal Kombat 11, the character has received a surprising amount of support from the online community, with even NetherRealm’s Ed Boon rolling with the idea over social media. Now that the Scooby Snack aficionado has been unquestionably nixed, much of the internet has unsurprisingly flooded Twitter with their response, the consensus being an expressive split of both relief and displeasure.
No Shaggy in MK11.
— War Chief (@NiteKrow) February 5, 2019
— TRMK – Mortal Kombat (@TRMK) February 5, 2019
— Danny @ MK11 HYPE!!!! (@k0mbatdan) February 5, 2019
— Mortal Kombat 11 (@MortalKombat) February 5, 2019
— 🤛🔥Pedro PG7 (°ロ°)☝ (@PedroGu94240161) February 5, 2019
— Nacho C (@Nachoindico) February 5, 2019
It’s because it’s MORTAL kombat. Shaggy doesn’t fit the description.
— Aiden R. Hanson (@KingCraft_Aiden) February 6, 2019
They aren’t putting shaggy in MK11 😔😭 now the memes aren’t gonna be funny any more
— 💮SENSEI BLAKK💮 (@blakk_sensei) February 6, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 releases for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 23rd.
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