The people at Netherrealm Studios have been busy preparing for the release of the first DLC characters, Skarlet. The Official Mortal Kombat Website has been updated with information about the character and GameSpot released three new screenshots:
Biography: Shao Kahn has many warriors under his command, but his trust lies solely in the fighters of his own creation. Warrior blood gathered from countless battlefields, fused with sorcery, produced his most effective enforcer yet: Skarlet. An expert tracker, she preys on those deemed enemies of the empire. During kombat, Skarlet gains strength from her opponent's blood, absorbing it through her skin. Shao Kahn has a new mission for this formidable kombatant: discover Quan Chi's true intentions and kill him if he plots betrayal of the emperor.
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Less than an hour ago, GameTrailers had the chance to interview Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon at this years E3, where the DLC character Skarlet is playable for the first time. During the interview Ed Boon revealed his and Netherrealm Studios' plans for the future:
- The current priority of the team is to support Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) through DLC Characters. The plan is to release new DLC Characters the entire summer, with at least 4 being currently planned. The first two are Skarlet and Kenshi. Skarlet will be available in the next few weeks but no date has been specified. During the interview you can see both of her Fatalities. Ed Boon once again confirms that the number of released DLC packages will mostly depend on whether fan's download them. He promises big surprises with the DLC Characters.
- Ed Boon also mentions that big things are coming up but he cannot talk about them just yet. Somehow the name of Kratos and guests pops up in the context. He also mentions that games like Mortal Kombat would look nice on PS Vita, PSP's successor which means that the door is wide open and we may see a release on that platform at some point in the future.
- When asked about where the team is going from here in the plans for a future game, Ed Boon points out several possible directions. He would love to further expand the Cinematic experience of the game (seen in Story mode). He does not think that we have seen the last of the characters who died in the game. The team also wants to expand into different genres. So, who knows, the next Mortal Kombat might be a new Action Adventure or something completely different. However he confirms that things aren't even on paper yet, so these are really just ideas.
Click here to watch the Live stream and rewind to 05:19 to watch the interview itself.
As you know the final episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is upon us. The episode will tell the origin story of Cyrax and Sektor and series director Kevin Tancharoen has released a teaser image that shows Cyrax' design:
The episode itself will not be released on June 7th, as it was expected. The final episode will premier at this years Comic Con which takes place next month. So, expect this episode to appear somewhere between July 21st and July 24th.
In the mean time you can re-watch the first 8 episodes in our Mortal Kombat: Legacy section.
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