Mortal Kombat 11 is coming up and is once again going to try and leave its bloody mark on the fighting game canon. While typically more of a casual-friendly fighter, NetherRealm’s fighters always at least own the year they’re new in the competitive circuits. Can this new game change the script? Probably not, but what it will do is inevitably have a wild roster of DLC characters. We’ve already seen some weird stuff come through the last two games, and Mortal Kombat 11 shouldn’t be any different. Here are some suggestions.
Alien (The New One)
The titular monster from the Ridley Scott Alien franchise has already left its mark on the Mortal Kombat series. However, I suggest an update. While the Xenomorph in the previous title was more reminiscient of the James Cameron slice of the series, the incarnation of Ridley Scott’s Covenant is perhaps the most intimidating take yet. It’s a hulking beast, almost a mixture between the shambling horror of the original 1979 films and Jason Vorhees. Yet, the protagonist of the movie tries to take it on with a handheld tool. What a great moment. Yes, this is a stretch, but Alien Covenant is a dope movie.
The Child’s Play series has fallen into relative obscurity in recent years. However, up through Bride of Chucky, the series is required reading for horror buffs, and there’s plenty of merit in the movies that followed. Chucky is a deserving horror icon and, if Mortal Kombat 11 continues its trend of horror greats, then the living doll is a must. He’s going to have to require some intense design due to his stature, but I bet the team could pull it off.
The Injustice series has routinely included Mortal Kombat cameos. It’s time to do the opposite with the new Mortal Kombat 11 . Bring in a DC Universe character, one that DC might not be afraid to show playing with some guts. This of course is a pie in the sky sort of deal, as DC Comics is notoriously protective of its IP and probably doesn’t want to see Darkseid getting eviscerated by fatalities. Cowards.
What is a man? A miserable pile of secrets, obviously. Castlevania is hot right now, and Konami is obviously willing to provide cameo appearances in other peoples’ more popular games. Get the man himself into Mortal Kombat 11, and I personally guarantee I will pay the like, five bucks or whatever for that particular DLC pack. It needs to be salt and pepper Symphony of the Night Dracula though, and not weird goofy movie monster-like Dracula from the earlier games.
Okay, hear me out. Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to the Nintendo Switch. What does Nintendo do with (most) third party games that appear on the console and have things like modular rosters? That’s right, Nintendo exclusives show up. Normally, this would be more out there than Darkseid making it over. It would be more out there than some of the joke entries on the list. But Ganondorf was in Diablo III . All bets are off.
Here’s another horror movie pick. Pennywise from Stephen King’s IT needs to join the list alongside the likes of Jason Vorhees, Freddy Kreuger, Leatherface, and so on. Why? Because the latest film adaptation of IT is the most successful horror movie of all time, that’s why. It’s super important, should this theme continue, to strike while the iron is hot.
Speaking of striking while the iron is hot, the Game of the Year for 2019 may already be out in January, as Resident Evil 2 is one of the best horror games of all time. A part of that is Mr. X, the new iteration of what was already a new iteration of the “Tyrant” creature from the series. In the new game, he literally stalks you throughout the course of the game, and it’s one of the most terrifying things ever in games. So sure, toss Capcom some money and put him in Mortal Kombat . It’s a good fit.
Credit for this one goes to Cheat Code Central Site Editor Jenni Lada, who suggested this as probably a joke. But I remembered I’m one of the biggest supporters of not letting Shaq Fu slip away into total obscurity, and honestly putting martial arts Shaq into a Mortal Kombat game in 2019 might have a chance at transcending irony and becoming legitimately hilarious.
Put Shaggy in Mortal Kombat 11, Ed Boon, you coward. Listen to what the people want. The people want Shaggy, and Shaggy is nothing if not a man of the people. I mean, in Scooby-Doo canon, Shaggy is at least sort of an honorary WWE champion, so he has some credentials. There really isn’t much to say here that could add to why Shaggy needs to be in Mortal Kombat 11 . He’s Shaggy. He just is .
Everyone is Here!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has changed the game when it comes to rosters in fighting games. See, making a roster is a lot of hard work. You can’t just grab all the previous characters from the last game and copy/paste them into the new one. Some YouTube pundits may think that’s how it works, but nah. Anyway, remember Mortal Kombat Trilogy ? It’s an impossible dream, but Mortal Kombat has such a bizarrely deep roster it would be incredible to see that giant character select screen. A spectacle, even.