- NetherRealm Studios appears to have big plans for Mortal Kombat 1 following its well-received launch on the PS5, Xbox Series S/X, PC, and the Nintendo Switch.
- Dataminers believe that “surprise” guest characters like Ghostface from Scream are coming to Mortal Kombat 1 in the future.
- Between these additions and a Story Mode expansion, Mortal Kombat 1 will likely have the staying power of its predecessors.
The newest game in the venerable fighting game series, Mortal Kombat 1, is been released. Furthermore, even if the game is receiving positive reviews, players’ curiosity is piqued not just by its gameplay and cast of characters but also by the mystery surrounding its unreleased material.
Characters for the first Kombat Pack have already been revealed by Netherrealm Studios’ developers, and the roster of well-known characters includes Homelander from The Boys, DC’s Peacemaker, and Omni-Man from Invincible. The choices allude to the studio’s desire to incorporate superheroes into the game’s constantly expanding universe. On the other hand, current data mining endeavors indicate that more may be forthcoming.
Gamers who have an eye for detail and a penchant for investigating have been poring over the dialogue files in the game. Their conclusions? A few possible pieces of evidence suggesting the presence of Ghostface, the recognizable adversary from the Scream films.
Lines like “Takes more than a mask and a knife to scare me” and “A mask and a cloak don’t scare me” appear in dialogue between characters like Omni-Man and Takeda. Although there are many possible interpretations for these remarks, it is difficult to overlook how closely they relate to Ghostface’s persona as a knife-wielding, masked monster. Another Omni-Man quote is, “Fuck movies. “Nothing beats a good book,” appears to be a playful reference to Ghostface, considering the latter’s preoccupation with scary flicks.
It’s important to treat these findings cautiously, even if Ghostface’s participation would be consistent with earlier inclusions of horror icons like Leatherface, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Krueger in the Mortal Kombat universe. They are still unverified and can just be red herrings or a part of other stuff.
Surprisingly, dataminers discovered eight possible DLC characters during Mortal Kombat 1’s early access period. These names—among others, Robot Cyrax, Noob Saibot, and Kotal—were purportedly discovered via their voice lines contained in the game files. Ghostface was included in this conjectural list as well.
At debut, the current game included more than 20 playable characters. Nevertheless, a lot more names, both known and unknown, will be on the roster if the purported leaks are any indication. Additionally, it’s rumored that the game’s growing roster includes characters like Conan the Barbarian, Doomslayer, and Harley Quinn, however Ghostface’s inclusion is still up in the air.
There have also been rumors of a potential Story Mode expansion that will incorporate the stories of Sektor and Cyrax and center on Sub-Zero’s transformation into Noob Saibot. If this deep dive into the story comes to pass, it would be consistent with other titles like Mortal Kombat 11, which received new story chapters via DLC.
NetherRealm’s ambitious aspirations for Mortal Kombat 1 are evident. The arrival of well-known characters, narrative augmentations, and unexpected crossovers are just a few of the exciting things fans can anticipate.
Naturally, we’re hoping that NetherRealm gets its act together and updates the Switch version, which has been the subject of recent online jokes.