The penultimate entry in Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack, Joker makes his way to the gory fighter tomorrow. So far, we’ve had Kombat Universe characters Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel as additional fighters. Plus, a guest appearance from the T-800 Terminator (modeled off of Arnold Schwarzenegger himself!)
This isn’t the first time NetherRealm has utilized the Joker’s uniqueness to create a fun fighting game experience. He pops up in Injustice and Injustice 2, too! However, NetherRealm is confident that this will be their fans’ favorite portrayal so far!
“[Joker] is the nastiest and most vicious version of The Joker that our studio has ever created”.
Dominic Ciancolo, Story & VO Director, NetherRealm Studios.
To see the rest of Ciancolo’s discussion on the upcoming DLC, check out the PlayStation Blog post here.
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The Many Faces of The Joker
From what we’ve seen of the Joker in the latest from NetherRealm, fans will be happy to know that his appearance has received some tweaks. Many were disappointed at the initial look of the Clown Prince when he was first announced as part of the Kombat Pack. His face was rounded and his hair overly styled. I thought the expression in his eyes still held the Joker-like insanity you’d expect, but I have to admit the newer design is better.
Joker’s appearance seems much more in keeping with many of his others. In particular, his hair is receding, scraped back. He looks older than before, which I believe only adds to his threatening aura.
Throughout gameplay, expect to see numerous nods to the Joker’s past. Ciancolo has stated that there will be cinematic events that emulate comic book panels, dialogue that acts as a homage to some of the Joker’s most memorable moments, and more!
What Else Do You Get?
The Joker DLC also comes with a couple of extras! Fans of Mortal Kombat 11 will know that previously, Johnny Cage got a Joker-inspired suit appearance. Alongside this, Cassie Cage also got a Harley Quinn inspired costume. The Joker DLC adds another four DC-inspired looks for Mortal Kombat’s fighters.
Kitana, Baraka, Geras, and Noob Saibot get to play dress-up as Katwoman, Killer Croc, Apokolips, and The Batman Who Laughs respectively.
Kombat Pack owners can access the Joker DLC from tomorrow, January 28th, as part of their early access privileges. For everyone else, the DLC becomes available on February 4th!
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