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Mortal Kombat 11 trailer hints at the Terminator and Ash as playable characters

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The trailer for the Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack is mostly focused on showing off Shang Tsung and his ability to shapeshift into a variety of palette-swap ninjas, which actually looks much cooler than I've just made it sound. The trailer also lists several other characters coming as part of the DLC—Sindel, Nightwolf, and comic book antihero Spawn—then mentions "two more guests will be revealed".

Fans have identified the music that plays behind this as being from The Terminator, and the blood-spatter, loading gun, and chainsaw sound seem like pretty obvious nods to Ash from the Evil Dead movies. Both these characters had been suggested by a datamine of the Switch version (opens in new tab), a rumour Bruce Campbell seemed to debunk with this amazing tweet:

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However, Campbell is now retweeting the trailer (opens in new tab) and saying, "Boy, looks like a swell game - I’ll have to check it out!" Seems like maybe he was just messing with us all along.

That datamine also included the Joker, who could potentially be part of a second DLC pack.

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.