Anybody who has been following gaming news in Australia will be well aware that Mortal Kombat is the latest game to fall victim to the lack of an R18+ rating. Set as 'Refused Classification', the game will not be legally heading to our shores in the foreseeable future. Hopefully that situation changes, potentially with the introduction of an R18+, but until then all we at PALGN can do is report the news and keep our fingers crossed.
To make the eternal wait even more unbearable, Mortal Kombat fansite TRMK has revealed the first batch of planned downloadable content. The focus is, as expected for a fighting game, on adding new characters to the already sizable roster.
Mortal Kombat Senior Producer Hans Lo confirmed that the two characters planned for DLC not long after release are Scarlet and Kenshi. Old school Mortal Kombat fans might remember a glitch in arcade machines that caused the colour palette of certain female characters to turn red. Players thought they had stumbled across a secret character, when in reality it was little more than a glitch. Named 'Scarlet' by the community, the team at NetherRealm decided to make her a fully fledged character. Joining Scarlet will be Kenshi, the blind swordsman who made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.
While the reveal of these two characters might be pleasing news for the Mortal Kombat faithfuls, it's important to note that with the game's banned status in Australia the DLC is unlikely to be available on local stores.