Mortal Kombat — March 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

UPDATED: Gamepro reveals first batch of Mortal Kombat DLC characters


While the game is about three weeks away, the may issue of Gamepro magazine reveals that the first batch of DLC characters hitting the game post launch will consist of three characters:

Kintaro: The massive MK2 sub boss. Much like Goro, Kintaro is a four armed shokan warrior who serves the emperor shao-khan.


– Kenshi: The blind swordsman, who was first introduced in MK deadly allaiance. Kenshi is a noble warrior who was tricked and then blinded by the sorcerer shang tsung. Kenshi can be seen fighting in the background of the pit stage.


– Lady in red: While she has no official name yet, a red dressed female ninja has been rumored to be in MK since the days of MK2, fans called the non-existent character Skarlet, others called her Ruby. The lady in red can be seen in the shao khan coliseum stage seen below:


Until then, how do you guys feel about these 3 characters? Keep in mind if you favorite warrior did not make the cut, that there will be other characters available later for DLC.

UPDATE 3/27: Netherrealm’s own Hans-Lo, confirmed to CVG, that both Kenshi and Scarlet will indeed join the fight as DLC characters:

Hans-lo: ” They won’t be copy and pasted from characters already in the game – they’re going to have their own unique fighting styles, moves, fatalities and x-rays – all the good stuff.  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/Katana/Milena female ninja to glitch and turn red.

People always thought it was 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. She’s no longer a glitch – she’s an actual character, and she’ll be coming pretty soon post-launch.”

When asked about the gamepro article (scan above), game producer, Hector Sanchez, responded by the following tweet: ” I get sad when I see articles that post incorrect information. 🙁

This clearly confirms that Kenshi and Scarlet are going to be the first DLC, while the Kintaro information is definitely false. Our sources indicated that Kintaro is indeed in the game as a boss and is not a DLC.

Update 2: When asked about why are these characters are DLC  instead of being available from the get go,Game creator and producer, Ed boon,  through his twitter, had this to say: ” DLC characters are NOT on the disc”


  1. this is worth your penny,

  2. OMG I’m excited for all 3 even though they wouldn’t have been my original picks.

    I honestly thought it would be like Rain, Tanya and someone else.

  3. yeah, bring back Rain..

  4. Nah lets just walk away from rain he was a bad idea imo. Not bad picks

  5. Depends how MANY pennies.

  6. Damn, I want Lei Mei back and a whole new Kobra

  7. I like Kenshi new look all the designs this time around have really improved.

  8. So paid DLC nightmares for Australian importers…

  9. kenshi! here we go! im hype

  10. Anyone else think “Lady in Red” might be Sareena? Just going by the appearance… and the “throwing knives”

  11. Im jacked that Kabal is going to be in it 😀

  12. These 3 characters are a great start. Kintaro is huge! I was always curious about using him. Hope that there will be a ridiculous amount of DLC warriors. Wouldn’t it be nice to have about 40 total characters at your disposal?


    I think Rain is part of the core 26 that you can choose from. Watch the Kratos gameplay vignette. The caped dude whose ass is being thoroughly spanked is none other than the purple ninja. I actually think he looks pretty cool.

  13. Kenshi was one of the few post-trilogy characters that didn’t rub me the wrong way…He, Frost and maybe Shinnok and Drahmin… Kenshi’s fight with Quan Chi and Sheeva in the intro of MKA was fantastic too. I wouldn’t mind seeing Rain or cyber-Smoke as DLC.

  14. @Mimicus. I think that is Ermac not Rain. You got my hopes up for a second there 🙂

  15. I never really have interests with some of the characters in Mortal Kombat 9. Well see for now.

  16. I love, how much boon listens to his fans. Bring them all back!

  17. something weird i thought GORO wasn’t playable.. but kintaro yes?? well hope this too are really playable :/

  18. These 3 are cool, but I really want to see some love for Frost soon…

  19. Bring back SMOKE he is the best ninja and robot character!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Tweet Ed Boon, he listens there more than anyone does here.

  21. My guess is that if Kintaro is DLC, then Goro (and likely Kahn) comes packaged with the game and Motaro will be in some follow up dlc, probably with Frost and Rain. Could happen 🙂 …

  22. honestly i am very excited for all the character included in the game,but i just want to know that will the DLC include new fatalities and brutalities and anamalities,because if it does without any mean,it will be the most encredible and the most gore game ever be on this generation,and one more thing,i wish that scorpion second fetality where he removes his mask and he is a skull and blow his fire to burn the character.if they said mortal kombat is back to its original roots then bring us back the deep amazing memories and for all the characters in the game.

  23. Check out the full character select screen

  24. so goro and kintaro ain’t playable.. good

  25. Nice I like the full select screen……………….oh and that is Kabal just incase you freaked out like I did. Thanks for the pic A Zero.

  26. hopefully they bring fujin back.

  27. the rumor of freddy and jason being in mortal kombat should happen cuz that would be badass. plus they need to put Kratos as a downloadable character for the Xbox 360. just bec xbox owners dont have a ps3 (some might have both) doesnt mean that havent played and loved god of war on the ps2 so Kratos should be in a DLC for Mortal Kombat.

  28. Kratos belongs 2 da PS dats y he aint on xbox wuz GOW on xbox…NO. & my 3 pics 4 DLC would b NITARA, MOTARO wit 4 legs, SHINNOK, & last but not least chameleon wit better moves than last time.

  29. i know i said 3 but i couldnt decide XD

  30. I wouldn’t mind playing as Shinnok, tbh… Kenshi was alright, cheap as he was, and this “Skarlett”… Hope she’s fun to play as too. Some characters I’d LOVE to see as DLC are Chameleon, and maybe Havik.

  31. o i wish rain was one of them

  32. I want another build you own character like armaggedon

  33. I have a feeling these guys will be DLC available soon

    I think i’ve seen these guys in the game in the BG of Arenas or endings