Kenshi, Rain And Another Mysterious Character To Be Mortal Kombat DLC

By Ishaan . June 16, 2011 . 11:23am

Being born from a glitch isn’t the only trait Mortal Kombat’s Skarlet shares with her male ninja counterpart, Ermac. While Ermac is composed of the souls of several fallen warriors, Skarlet is an infusion of the blood of many, created using sorcery. Netherrealm Studios explained her origin in a new trailer:



Skarlet will be added as a downloadable character to Mortal Kombat’s roster on June 21st. The end of the trailer shows that Kenshi, Rain (the purple ninja) and a third mysterious character are in the works, too.


Judging by his silhouette, Rain looks like he might be sporting his classic ninja look, as opposed to his “Prince of Persia” look in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon:


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  • shion16

    I love when im buying an incomplete game =D (sarcasm)

    • kupomogli

      Soon they’ll start releasing fighting games with one character and the rest of them will be DLC the way things are going.

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      How is it incomplete? If they didn’t release a single DLC character, no one would complain about the roster. You get quite a lot of game for your $60 with MK. So, here they are, extending the life of the game by putting out new characters. I don’t see the problem.

  • Arcm

    Kenshi was and still is my favorite MK design since I’m a HUGE Zatoichi fan. I can’t wait : )

  • Rihawf

    Is it so hard, making games without DLC?

  • Selaphiel

     They’re all $5 a piece, btw.

    On-disc DLC (klassic kostumes) and $5 character DLC…

    Anyone remember when people were pissed off about the same exact thing in MvC3 and said stuff like “I’m trading this in and I’m gonna get Mortal Kombat because Boon wont screw his fans over like Crapcom”?

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      I don’t recall that. Because it wasn’t the same thing, since the MVC3 characters were already on-disc. Kenshi and Rain are certainly not and only the model/intro/ending of Skarlet was.

      I also do recall BlazBlue’s character DLC being $8 a piece without the ability to use them in Arcade mode or Legion mode.

      • Selaphiel

        Uh, did you miss the part where the costumes were on-disc? And for MvC3, yeah, Shuma Gorath was on-disc. Jill was in there unfinished, too, but Skarlet is on-disc and unfinished. Since all the female characters in MK (save Sheeva) use the same model hackers are able to map Skarlet’s skin onto any of them.

        So the only difference is one character. They both have on-disc costumes and one unfinished character on-disc.

        • HistorysGreatestMonster

          Uh, did you even watch the video or read the article? You act like there’s only two characters. Is Rain on disc? Is Kenshi on disc? Is the fourth DLC character on disc? 

          And yeah, the pre-order outfits were on disc, but that’s expected as they were pre-order outfits. Not to mention, other articles have stated that they’re including more alt outfits for free when they release Skarlet. So, yeah, better deal than MVC3.

          • Its crazy man
            Mortal kombat shaped out to be a better then MVC3 story mode and all of the other extras
            Who would of ever thought!

            I mean the gamplay is better of course in MVC3 but i guess MK is more value for money
            {I dont have either of them anymore :P}

            I mean there is some actual indication that the characters are going to come out in MK

            where as capcom arent saying anything. :{

          • HistorysGreatestMonster

            I wouldn’t even say the gameplay is better in MVC3. In SSFIV and BlazBlue: CS, yes, the gameplay is definitely better than MK, even Arcana Heart 3, but MVC3? It’s probably the biggest disappointment of the year for me, so far. Online just degenerates into fighting Sentinel, Iron Man, and Dante over and over again, and the only way to have a chance against those three is to pick those three and try to spam faster than your opponent.

          • HistorysGreatestMonster

            Not to mention, the lack of spectator mode in MVC3 is unforgivable for any game with online lobbies.

          • Selaphiel

            All I’m saying is I read nearly a thousand message board comments saying MK wouldn’t be like MvC3 when it came to DLC, and here I’m seeing on-disc DLC. Just because there’s DLC that *isn’t* on disc doesn’t mean it’s somehow magically better. And $5 is STILL overpriced. Comparing it to the insanely overpriced content of BlazBlue doesn’t magically make it cheaper. That’s like saying “At least they didn’t spit on your burger they sneezed on.” It’s still disgusting and I’m not eating it.

            And the free skins come along with compatibility packs. Basically, they’re there so people don’t bitch when they have to download a character they can’t use unless they pay $5. Because that’s what a compatibility pack is. By downloading the Cyrax and Sektor skins you’re literally downloading the Skarlet DLC.

  • HistorysGreatestMonster

    I like this. When you find yourself starting to get tired of a game, the right DLC can get you right back into it. It’s much preferable to the method Capcom was using for a while, where they’d just force you to buy another retail disc with only minor changes.

    I do hope the fourth character is somebody like Tanya instead of one of the lamer post MK3 characters, like Fujin.

  • i knew rain was going to be in it

    the ninja characters are so popular !

  • Other than maybe a costume or new stage,  characters should not be DLC in fighting games. Period.

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      I disagree. I don’t think it’s right to pay for costumes. New characters, though, as long as they’re reasonably priced (and $5 is a good price), I am excited for them. DLC should be something that extends the life of your purchase. I see no point in paying for something that doesn’t change the gameplay for me somehow.

      $5 for outfits? A rip-off. I can live without the outfits. $5 for a character? Excellent! Adds a whole new factor into the game.

      • dlc is always a rip-off. i vow never to get dlc ever again

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