Ed Boon Jokes About Supposed Mortal Kombat 11 Roster Leak
Following the Mortal Kombat 11 announcement video at The Game Award 2018, fans began speculating on the game’s roster. The franchise boasts an impressive number of fighters to choose from, but most remain unconfirmed at this time. So far, we only know that we will see Raiden, Scorpion, and Shao Kahn. It appears that Spawn (!!!) will also join the Tournament, but that leaves a lot of empty slots.
A potential leak may have provided insight into the rest of the cast. However, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon quickly waved off the leak with his trademark sense of humor.
We already know pic.twitter.com/6awqFhmMo0
— Johnathon McNaughton (@tarkatancroc) December 22, 2018
I for one think Sandra Bullock would crush it as Kenshi and support Boon’s casting choice.
Even though it’s an obvious joke, I like to think this tweet confirms Kenshi will join Mortal Kombat 11. Kenshi is reportedly Boon’s second favorite character in the franchise (after Scorpion), so it’s hard to imagine NeatherRealm Studios omitting the blind swordsman. Plus, he’s been described as “Solid Snake crossed with Daredevil,” which is about as badass as it gets.
As for the supposed leak itself, there’s quite a bit to like and a few questionable choices. The first five (Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, and Kitana) have never been in question. After that, we have a few questionable choices. Rain and Jade are the least interesting of the Scorpion/Kitana clones, respectively, and they’re by no means the worst names on that list. Fujin served as Raiden’s sidekick and nothing more. Bo’Rai Cho just puked and blathered his way through previous games. Do you remember Daegon? I certainly didn’t. I can’t imagine any of those fighters going in over Baraka or Kano, so I’m going to join Boon in laughing this report off.
Mortal Kombat 11 launches April 23, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).