Earlier this week (ending the 4th of September 2015) “Mortal Kombat” series creator Ed Boon tweeted news of a new “Mortal Kombat X” DLC . In addition to providing a link to the official announcement, Ed Boon teased fans with the image of four smoke enveloped mystery fighters set to join the ultra-violent fighting game.  View his tweet here:

NetherRealm Studios adds that the new “Mortal Kombat X” DLC slated for a 2016 release, will feature four new characters as well as the addition of new skins, and also a new combat arena.  The highlight of the announcement however was the teaser image of four characters cast in silhouettes with the tag line “Who’s Next?” Seen below:MKX.DLC

Using puzzle solving skills, “Mortal Kombat X” fans immediately  tried to reveal (or at least base an educated guess on) the baffling figures within the image.  Many theories were comical, presuming the characters to be former pro- wrestlers or the “Cenobites” from the “Hellraiser”movie franchise. Based on recent inclusion of horror and Scifi icons in fighting game titles the aforementioned ideas shouldn’t be disregarded.

For example, game studio 2k Games includes the time traveling cyborg defender “The Terminator” as a pre-order exclusive for “WWE2K16”.  Watch trailer below:


Also, Netherrealm Studios includes horror icon “Jason Voorhees” and the intergalactic hunter “The Predator” in the previous “Mortal Kombat X” DLC.  As seen here:

However, strong opinion among the fan base suggests that previously unseen “Kombatants” are making a return in “Mortal Kombat X”.  Classic”Mortal Kombat” characters; Tremor and Tanya were unveiled in the last” Mortal Kombat X”DLC. Therefore, rumor has it that the two prominent silhouettes in front are Baraka and Bo Rai Cho, next candidates for the “Mortal Kombat X”DLC.

The four new characters, whomever they are, will be a welcome addition to the “Mortal Kombat  X” stage. As the guessing games continue so does the wait for further “Mortal Kombat X”DLC news and announcements from NetherRealm Studios or Ed boon himself.






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