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Mortal Kombat DLC characters revealed

First add-on character solves mystery from series' past...

Mortal Kombat developer Netherrealm Studios has confirmed the first DLC characters planned for its upcoming 2011 reboot.

The developer told CVG in a recent interview that it doesn't want MK 2011's add-on content to be limited to simple costume or stage additions - and the new characters it's working on will have "all the good stuff".

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"They won't be copy and pasted from characters already in the game - they're going to have their own unique fighting styles, moves, fatalities and x-rays - all the good stuff," producer Hans Lo told CVG.

"[The two we're adding] are Kenshi, who players will recognise from previous MK games, and more excitingly we're adding Scarlet.

"Anyone who knows the history of Mortal Kombat will tell you that back in the days of the arcade - when they did just palette swap characters to come up with multiple fighters in the game - there was a glitch in one of the old arcade machines that caused the Jade/Katana/Milena female ninja to glitch and turn red.

"People always thought it was a hidden unlockable character and it wasn't, it was purely a programming glitch. They've always speculated and in fact it was the fans who named her Scarlet to begin with. She's no longer a glitch - she's an actual character, and she'll be coming pretty soon post-launch."

Another character said to be planned for the fighter is MK2 sub-boss Kintaro. Netherrealm said it'll continue to work on DLC for Mortal Kombat "as long as people are playing it".

Mortal Kombat's out in Europe on April 21.

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