NetherRealm Promises Extended Support, Unveils Quan Chi DLC Gameplay, and Unleashes Seasonal Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 1″
Ed Boon, the visionary behind the Mortal Kombat franchise, has unveiled plans to extend the narrative of Mortal Kombat 1 with a forthcoming story expansion, drawing parallels to the successful Aftermath expansion for Mortal Kombat 11. Speaking at the CCXP23 event in Brazil, Boon shared this exciting news but left fans in suspense regarding specific details, teasing a significant surprise in addition to the narrative continuation.
The Aftermath expansion for MK11, released a year after the game’s launch, was a substantial addition featuring extra story content, new characters, stages, stage Fatalities, and the beloved Friendship finisher. Anticipation is high that Mortal Kombat 1 will receive a similar treatment, but the nature of the “big surprise” remains shrouded in mystery.
Boon expressed NetherRealm’s commitment to supporting this recent title for an extended duration, surpassing the post-launch support provided to MK11. The latter received support until July 2021, more than two years after its initial release, promising an even more prolonged and engaging support period for Mortal Kombat 1. Boon assured fans, stating, “It’s going to be fun.”
In recent updates, NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Games revealed the release date and gameplay for Quan Chi, a highly anticipated DLC character. Additionally, a glimpse of John Cena’s Peacemaker and Khameleon as a Kameo fighter has heightened excitement. Peacemaker, part of MK1’s Kombat Pack, is set to join the roster in February 2024, alongside other iconic characters.
The franchise’s community has been buzzing with activity, with players uncovering hidden Brutalities, including one for the popular DLC character Omni-Man. Notably, Mortal Kombat 1 introduced the controversial Seasonal Fatality Bundle, featuring unique Fatalities themed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter, adding a festive twist to the brutal combat realm.