In the first Kombat Kast livestream since the reveal of the upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, the NetherRealm team unveiled that Kabal is returning to the roster. In addition, D'Vorah was announced to be another returning character during a subsequent Inside Xbox stream. However, it may come as a disappointment to some that NetherRealm confirmed Shaggy of Scooby Doo fame will not be a guest character, regardless of how loud you scream the memes.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon himself got in on the meme when he tweeted a fan art mock up of "Hack and Slash Shaggy variation" hitting Scorpion with a brutal knee. But today during the Kombat Kast, community manager Tyler Lansdown stated, "Shaggy will not be in the game, ever, sorry, dead meme!" The series has a strong history of bringing in guest characters with the likes of Leatherface and Jason, but Shaggy will not be using any percentage of his power for Mortal Kombat 11.
It's hard to imagine a Scooby Doo character being in a game as violent as Mortal Kombat, but that hasn't stopped a petition from requesting just that from racking up more than 350,000 signatures.
If you're not caught up on what's going on with the latest sequel in the long-running franchise, be sure to check out every character confirmed so far, our compilation of fatalities of the initial seven announced characters, or see all the wild things happening in Mortal Kombat 11's story mode. We also caught up with Ed Boon during the reveal event to pick his brain about how fatalities are made and what microtransactions will look like for the game.
Props to everyone who tried to let their memes not be dreams. Mortal Kombat 11 is set to launch on April 23 this year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. A pre-release beta will be available on both PS4 and Xbox One. To get in, you'll need to pre-order.