Big Surprise Coming After New Mortal Kombat 1 Story Mode DLC
A second story confirmed at CCXP!

NetherRealm Studios Chief Creative Officer Ed Boon spent the weekend in sunny São Paulo last Sunday, but it was all business as he attended the Omelete Stage at CCXP2023 to drop some major teases for Mortal Kombat 1! There are big things coming in 2024! Read on for more:

Hot on the heels of the official Quan Chi & Khameleon Gameplay Trailer, Ed Boon confirmed suspicions that there will be a "second part, with more story" some time in the near future, similar to the Story Mode extension featured with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath.

It's been well established that Mortal Kombat 1 is to have the longest cycle of post-release downloadable content support of any NetherRealm Studios game to date after MK11 set a new benchmark with Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. The final release stretched the experience to 13 additional characters, with the developer's first foray into downloadable story modes, multiple new arenas, and various other updates supplied over almost two years of support.

The conclusion of Mortal Kombat 1's multiversal timeline collision implies the next chapter of the story may feature a Havik with Titan powers, which could spell even more chaos for the series after a pretty wild ride, but that's not all!

Ed Boon also teased "a big surprise after that", reiterating that MK1 will enjoy the longest duration of post-release support of any title. What does that surprise entail? Your guess is as good as ours. The CCO wasn't giving away any more clues, leaving it at that in a clip widely shared through X (aka; Twitter) social media via Wesley Carlos [embedded below].

We're assuming promised quality of life updates will happen sooner than then. So what do you think is next for the MK1 story? What do you hope the big surprise might be? Share your speculation in the comments below and go deeper into discussion in the Mortal Kombat 1 category!

Mortal Kombat 1 Quan Chi & Khameleon Gameplay Trailer
Quan Chi's has a tentacle in every fight!

Quan Chi is officially back this month -- the next kombatant to become fully playable in Mortal Kombat 1. In the latest Kombat Pack gameplay trailer he's joined by future Kameo Fighter Khameleon. Can anyone escape the dark sorcerer's reach? Watch for yourself:

Quan Chi has always been a master of dark & sinister arts, but his reach spans farther than ever before as his new play style incorporates the tentacles of something resembling Lovecraftian old gods! Magic skulls nibble at foes while Quan stomps on opponents with nimble toes, but the coup de grace of his new glass slide fatality is what's really awaiting study!

Quan Chi had a significant role in Mortal Kombat 1's story mode, but is now fleshed out as a fully playable character, and the downloadable fighter will enter Early Release for premium Kombat Pack holders starting December 14th, before going wide to digital stores December 21st -- just in time for Kwanza! (Or is that Quanza..?).

Sharp-eyed fans will have noticed Khameleon mingling amongst the Outworld Umgadi, in Story Mode, as well. As the next DLC Kameo Fighter she calls back to her days as a Nintendo exclusive NPC, wielding the colors and skills of the arcade female palette swaps to assist with Kitana's fans, Jade's staff, and more! The returning cult-favourite will be released January, 2024.

[Related Article: Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack Trailer Confirms 6 DLC Fighters]

Those eager to see John Cena in the role of DC Comics' Peacemaker will note an extra little teaser included in today's trailer. Which character has you most excited? What do you think about Quan Chi's new arsenal? Share your thoughts in the comments below and go deeper into discussion with the Mortal Kombat 1 category!

Producer Shares Mortal Kombat Movie Sequel Set Photos
Red rocks, smoky lanterns, and a big knife!

The atmosphere in Australia is getting thick and it can only mean the Mortal Kombat movie sequel is back in production! Producer Todd Garner has been sharing photographs from the set, teasing glimpses of exotic new locations and returning kombatants. Take a closer look:

Blazing red rock, Asian influenced lanterns & doors, a Citizen Cage logo, and a knife that could give a guy a smile from ear to ear: It's just some of the charged imagery featured in photographs shared to X (formerly Twitter) by the returning film producer. His posts began November 16th, correlating with the return to work after the end of the WAG/SAG-AFTRA strike.

Among his tweets are also happy snaps with various cast members [pictured below], visiting series co-creator Ed Boon, and an agreeing response to a ScreenRant article about the benefits sequels and their ability to "clear up any misconceptions or mistakes from the first film".

Garner was a very visible & vocal proponent for the first film, openly discussing creative decisions and championing its production. He shared a joking exchange with Ed Boon, who noted of the latest images: "Man, this guy is a bigger tease than that fool Ed Boon".

See anything you like? What do you think the mysterious, atmospheric images will correspond with in the film sequel? Could these be areas relevant to the Outworld & Edenian characters joining? Share your thoughts in the comments below and go deeper into discussion in the Media & Merchandise category!

Lost Kontent: Jasco Games Tabletop Mortal Kombat 11 Designs
The tabletop minifigs that might have been!

Mortal Kombat has conquered many realms of merchandise, but we haven't seen the beloved fighting franchise make a full entry into the world of miniature tabletop gaming. We first saw designs for Mortal Kombat: The Miniatures Game when it was still an MKX prototype project back in 2015, and now we have designs from its ill fated Mortal Kombat 11 iteration. Take a look:

Colourful and vibrant designs for dozens of miniature figurines based on Mortal Kombat 11 have been released to Discord by the Jasco Games designer. It shows an exciting picture of what might've been had the gaming minifigs come to fruition, including a few Klassic designs, as well. Browse the gallery below:

Prototype Mortal Kombat X inspired figures were displayed at GenCon 2015, but despite a brief detour into the world of Kickstarter crowdfunding, it seems Jasco weren't able to follow through with their grand plans for the Mortal Kombat license. A Street Fighter version was produced.

Mortal Kombat did find its way into the Universal Fighting System collectible card game, which continues to be a focus for the company since its acquisition in March by POW! Interactive.

Would you have liked to have seen the MK Miniature Game? Did you have experiences with Jasco Games? Share your thoughts in the comments below and dig deeper into discussion topics in the Media & Merchandise category!

Ed Boon Promises Updates to Mortal Kombat 1 Online Are Coming
AEW fan sign prompts clear response!

NetherRealm Studios Chief Creative Officer Ed Boon is no stranger to receiving fervent feedback from passionate fans online, but one die hard took his request to the court of televised crowd signs, drawing a response that promises key updates to Mortal Kombat 1. Read on for details:

Boon used X (formerly Twitter) to respond to EventHubs coverage of a tongue-in-cheek fan sign [pictured below via @813ISAAC], which appeared during coverage of the AEW Full Gear pro wrestling pay-per-view event on Saturday. Personally addressed to the developer head, the sign reads "WiFi Filter please!!! Mr. Boon!". It refers to quality of life issues plaguing online play of Mortal Kombat 1. Update:The sign holder & author has been identified as Philler Instinct.

In his reply, Boon promised the requested feature, as well as the much discussed "krossplay" function bridging different platforms and seen in Mortal Kombat 11, are both on their way subject to quality control. 'We just gotta make sure they’re solid. More info koming soon! Thanks for your patience [prayer emoji]'. In a follow-up response, Boon added "We’ll be rolling out the features. WiFi filter/decline comes first."

The Wifi Filter featured second in a user poll conducted by Boon earlier this month, garnering 10.6% of the vote. Krossplay was a stand-out feature, earning a dominant 75.5% of the 57,508 votes tallied -- more than 43,000 votes! The poll also included changing ranked play to best 2/3 (7.5%) and a ping filter (6.4%). The former has since been implemented for Kombat League, reducing the 3/5 format.

Once included, the features will broaden the online player base, while also allowing players to make more informed qualitative decisions about the matches and opponents they compete with. NetherRealm Studios first addressed the omission of krossplay in September, after material initially listed its inclusion. Krossplay was a successful feature for MK11.

[Related Article: Mortal Kombat 1 Developer Patches Player 1 Advantage]

Are you looking forward to the Wifi filter and Krossplay functions? Will this improve your online experience? Share your reactions in the comments below and go deeper into discussion on the Mortal Kombat 1 category. Special thanks to MKO user The_Purple_Bunny for submitting materials for this update.

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