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First downloadable Mortal Kombat characters announced

By Chris Leggett, 28 Mar 2011
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NetherRealm Studios' Hans Lo has announced to CVG that Kenshi and Scarlet are the first downloadable characters for next month's Mortal Kombat.

Kenshi is a series regular who made his first appearance in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - the 5th title in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Scarlet, however, has technically not yet appeared in a Mortal Kombat game; in the same manner as the origins of Noob Saibot, Scarlet is based on a myth originating from a glitch in Mortal Kombat II.

"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/Kitana/Mileena female ninja to glitch and turn red," explained Lo, who also spoke to Game Console for our Mortal Kombat feature back in December last year.

"People always thought it was a 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," continued Lo. "She's no longer a glitch - she's an actual character, and she'll be coming pretty soon post-launch."

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