Rumored Mortal Kombat roster and DLC characters appear

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2011 8:00am PDT

We may have a clearer idea of the full roster in Mortal Kombat, thanks to a leaked snapshot. A forum post on Mortal Kombat United shows off 26 characters with two empty slots. Most are recognizable faces from Mortal Kombat lore, but the image includes a few surprises, including a large look at a Cyborg version of Sub-Zero. It's unclear exactly where the Cyborg Sub-Zero would be selected, since he doesn't appear to have his own slot on the select screen. The full roster includes:

    Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sub-Zero

    Sindel, Ermac, Reptile, Kitana

    Johnny Cage, Jade, Mileena, Nightwolf

    Cyrax, Noob Saibot, Smoke, Sektor

    Sonya, Jax, Kano, Stryker

    Shang Tsung, Baraka, Kabal, Raiden

    Sheeva, Quan Chi

The two empty spots may be filled with downloadable content. Joystiq reports that Netherrealm's Hans Lo revealed two characters slated for the first bit of DLC: Kenshi, and Scarlet. Oddly, the original report came from CVG, but has apparently been pulled.

Kenshi is a fan favorite, pitched as a possibility when creator Ed Boon tweeted an informal poll asking which characters to include as DLC. Scarlet, meanwhile, is an homage to a glitch in old arcade machines that would turn the female ninja characters' costumes red. This time she'll be a full character, complete with her own story.

File these both under 'rumor' for now, until we hear official word from Netherrealm or WB Games.

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