Dataminers have a long history of digging into NetherRealm fighting games to discover potential upcoming content such as DLC characters and even story expansions. Unsurprisingly, they already did the same with Mortal Kombat 1.
Mortal Kombat 1’s effective release date was September 14th, meaning that dataminers now had a few days to get their hands dirty with the game’s code before the official September 19th date.
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Mortal Kombat 1 spoilers follow.
Dataminers have discovered voice lines that hint at either cut content or upcoming, unannounced DLC characters. While NetherRealm has already announced the characters that will appear in Kombat Pack 1 (check out IGN’s Mortal Kombat 1 character guide for more information), based on these voice lines, Kombat Pack 2 may include Jade, Cassie Cage, Kung Jin, Noob Saibot, Cyrax. and Ghostface from the Scream movies. There’s even a suggestion that Terminator and Barbara Conan’s T-1000 will appear in Mortal Kombat 1 at some point.
=== Tweet MK1 Datamine === DLC ===
After reading the introduction, we have evidence for the following characters:
– Noob Saibot
– Cyrax (robot)
– Kotal / He-Man / Conan
– Unknown girl
– Cassie Cage
– Kung Jin
You need time to collect everything and theorize…
— thethiny 🐰 (@thethiny) September 18, 2023
YES SIIIIIR pic.twitter.com/E4K7qxkAG2
— GHOSTFACE FOR MK1🖤 #GhostfaceForMortalKombat1 (@Ghostface_4_MK1) September 18, 2023
does anyone else want to doubt me? gg bud pic.twitter.com/1FyXm9ALy8
— Dynasty (@Dynasty1031) September 18, 2023
— Yeeti (@Yeetrail) September 18, 2023
(Peacemaker and T-1000’s father is played by Robert Patrick.)
Dataminers have also found what appear to be seasonal fatalities, including one associated with Halloween. (See IGN’s list of Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities for more.)
That’s a shame for the quality of the switch😂 pic.twitter.com/H5qt28qV1A
— AQUAX (@Ace90152) September 18, 2023
NetherRealm and publisher Warner Bros. Games have not yet commented on these data mines and it is unlikely that they will. Mortal Kombat head of development Ed Boon, who is known for trolling fans on social media, may have something to say about all of this.
Meanwhile, fans categorize these potential DLC characters into a speculating whether it will appear in Kombat Pack 2 or the Mortal Kombat 1 story expansion.
IGN’s Mortal Kombat 1 review returned 8/10. We said: “Mortal Kombat 1’s superb gameplay is some of the best the series has ever seen, thanks to the game-changing Kameo system. NetherRealm also offers a fantastic single player story mode. However, the new Invasions mode is a blast and the online options feel outdated.”