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Mortal Kombat 11 already has a host of franchise favourites among its cast of playable characters. The fighter launched in 2019 with a host of recognisable faces (and, um, masks, I guess), like Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero and Johnny Cage - and since then, DLC has added a wealth of expected and unusual additions, from Shang Tsung (who appeared in the series' first entry, back in 1992) to the T-800 Terminator, RoboCop and Batman's arch-nemesis, The Joker.
But there are still some missing stalwarts - amongst them Mileena, a purple-sporting assassin with twin sai blades who was introduced in 1993's Mortal Kombat II and has remained a fan favourite ever since. However, a report last week suggested that she's on her way - and if new rumours about the game's next wave of additional characters, as read at GameRant and Comicbook.com, are to be believed, she'll be joined by Sektor or Cyrax, or maybe even both. Though whether they're actually playable, we don't know.
As always, these kinds of rumours must be treated just as that, until we've confirmation from MK11's publishers, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. But dataminer and modder @thethiny, who's got a track record of revealing DLC characters before they're officially announced, has dug up details of up to eight new additions from the game's files.
"Enjoy DLC 19," they posted on Twitter, overnight. They also noted, specifically, that audio files for Sektor and Cyrax are evident - while also stressing that this doesn't definitely mean they'll be playable. After all, Mileena is 'in' MK11 right now, but only appears as a Friendship option for players of her half-sister, Kitana.
Folk who know their MK history will know that the cyborg Sektor is almost as old as Mileena is, having made his debut in 1995's Mortal Kombat 3 - and Cyrax showed up at the same time, similarly enhanced, but unlike Sektor was able to rediscover his humanity in later games.
Another character long-rumoured for MK11 is Ash from the Evil Dead series. Could the next (third) Kombat Pack, following May's Aftermath DLC, deliver him, and his boomstick, finally? Probably don't hold your breath - but at least it seems some much-loved old-school fighters are on their way to the game.
In related news, the in-production live-action Mortal Kombat movie is said to be so gross that an actor was actually sick on set. Which bodes... well? Maybe? Said movie is expected to be out in 2021, but inevitably COVID-19 has made its previously announced specific release date of January 15th fairly unlikely.
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia and Switch.
Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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