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Mortal Kombat 11 May Have Spawn As A Playable Character

A demon-powered antihero fits right in.


The recently revealed Mortal Kombat 11 is bound to have guest characters, and we may already know the identity of one of them. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has indicated that the grim and gritty comic book character may be coming to the game.

In a Reddit AMA, McFarlane was asked to allow Spawn in MK11. His answer was a simple, "I believe he's on his way..." The answer was cryptic and hedging, so this isn't an absolute guarantee that Spawn will be a guest character. McFarlane may have simply not realized the announcement wasn't public yet.

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Spawn has appeared in a fighting game before, as a guest character in Soulcalibur 2 for the Xbox. The other two console versions, for PlayStation and GameCube, had separate guest characters Heihachi and Link, respectively. McFarlane also created the original character Necrid for that game across all platforms. Mortal Kombat has also started adding guest characters, with inclusions from horror franchises like Jason Vorhees and Leatherface. Netherrealm's other fighting franchise, Injustice, included a guest appearance from the ninja turtles.

Mortal Kombat 11 was announced at The Game Awards with a trailer that teased a time-hopping plot. It's already around the corner with an April 23 release date, and a beta will be coming in March. A January 17 event will serve as the gameplay debut. Check out everything we know so far about Mortal Kombat 11.

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