Mortal Kombat is well known for being one of the best fighting games with A-class killers, dark aesthetics, and amazing cinematographic. In the past, MK has already introduced multiple guest characters from horror and sci-fi movies, like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Predator, Leatherface, and the Xenomorph from Alien.
Last year, in April, Mortal Kombat 11 was launched, in August that same year NetherRealm Studios released a DLC Kombat Pack, with six new playable characters which were released as the months went by. This new pack has brought back some old Mortal Kombat characters like Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel. It has also introduced some new iconic guests: Terminator T-800, the Joker, and Spawn.
It is no coincidence that they have chosen these new characters, as the two of them have recently released new movies, Terminator: Dark Fate, Joker, and a new movie adaptation of Spawn to come soon. It’s clear that Warner Bros, who happens to be the publisher of Mortal Kombat nowadays, is also having a say in the decision for who makes it as guest “kombatant,” but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Todd McFarlane’s demonic antihero: Spawn
Spawn is a comic book character created by Todd McFarlane. It tells the story of a CIA agent who gets killed and is sent to hell. He makes a deal with the devil to live as a Hellspawn and serve him if he is allowed to see his wife one more time. He returns to earth with this devilish looking, yet amazing symbiotic suit.
This is not the first time we see Spawn in video games. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System introduced him in 1995, and he appeared as a guest character in SoulCalibur II for Xbox in 2002. However, it is the first McFarlane character to join MK. He already demonstrated to be a great character in every single way.
What to expect
Last week on the Final Kombat 2020 live stream, NetherRealm Studios revealed the first gameplay video for the last character of Mortal Kombat 11 newest DLC fighter, Spawn. The decision to cancel the audience for the tournament was because of the COVID-19 coronavirus spread. However, they allowed the admission to only the final 16 competitors.
On his presentation, he appears walking, carrying a sword on his hand, with a head sliding down, and guess who’s head it is… it’s Violator’s head in his human form. An amazing way to introduce him.
FIRST LOOK AT SPAWN MORTAL KOMBAT INTRO!
FOLKS! Look at THIS from @MortalKombat 11.
Gonna let the video do the talking (which is a rare thing for me to do).#mk11 #spawn @noobde pic.twitter.com/cKKpSDuduQ
— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) March 11, 2020
He will have multiple outfits based on his different interpretations of the comics. We can expect a fun character to play with, that’s for sure. As far as we can tell, Jacqui Briggs will also get a Spawn skin, which is also very cool.
— Mortal Kombat 11 (@MortalKombat) March 9, 2020
"Everyone's got a dark side…."
– Spawn pic.twitter.com/4desWwXW0j
— Ed Boon (@noobde) March 10, 2020
In 1997, HBO aired a fantastic adaptation in the animated series made by Todd McFarlane himself, in which Spawn’s voice was created by Keith David, we will have the honor to hear him again for this new appearance in Mortal Kombat 11.
Spawn’s DLC release date
For those owning the Kombat Pack, Spawn will be available to play on March 17, the players that don’t own it will have to wait until March 24 to play with him.
YouTube: Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack – Official Spawn Gameplay Trailer
Photo credits: All images used are owned by NetherRealm Studios / WB Games and were provided for press usage.