It might also open up another way to finally get Ash into play
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate has nearly half a dozen guest characters on its DLC roster already, and with more content likely on the way, how many more will there be?
This could be something the Creative Licensing Corporation could talk to as they reportedly have new agreements with video games like Mortal Kombat 11, Fortnite, and World of Tanks that will allow them to use their various libraries of movie characters – including some that we’ve heard about before.
License Global magazine has a Company press release There they want to introduce some well-known action heroes from the 80s and 90s to a new generation of players and fans.
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, World of Tanks, Fortnite, Dead by Daylight, and Evil Dead: The Game are all game titles listed for this license agreement. Remember them all; There will be a quiz later.
In addition to the games, five different series of films are also listed: Rambo, Escape From New York, The Terminator, Halloween, and Evil Dead 2.
It doesn’t include which titles use which movie licenses, but there are some that should be immediately familiar with MK11 players.
John Rambo and the Terminator T-800 have already joined the fighting game, but there’s probably another one who stands out a little more.
Rambo as he appears in his World of Tanks announcement
Before you get too excited, it’s important to point out that Ash Williams from the Evil Dead series is already featured in two of the other games listed above – Dead By Daylight and obviously Evil Dead: The Game.
Yes Each sign indicated that the boomstick icon was one of the characters included in the first Kombat Pack along with other inclusions like Spawn, Shang Tsung, and the Terminator.
Ash’s intro dialogue, along with the other characters, was derived from the first major DLC trailer from the game’s pre-release included a chainsaw sound effect and then the character The name even appeared on the in-game notifications.
Most evidence suggests that DC’s Joker is taking Ash’s place for no reason halfway through development, as he was never publicly talked about anyway.
It is interesting to note that the one official email contained the licensing language for “ASH” character from “ARMY OF DARKNESS”.
A younger ashes in the new Evil Dead game already
What could potentially be a game changer for Ash’s potential revival here is that his Evil Dead 2 CLC licenses these companies – the only film in the series that they have the rights to.
Perhaps NetherRealm had issues with MGM or another Army of Darkness licensor, but now they might be open to using the earlier version of Ash.
There’s still no guarantee that Bruce Campbell’s voice will come off your monitors at any point in MK11, but it’s not the only addition that could fit into the fighting game.
Michael Myers from the Halloween series would be an easy pick up considering that the last two Mortal Kombat games have featured a number of horror icons including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, the Predator, Xenomorphs from Alien, and Leatherface .
The inside-out mask that Killer wears seems like a pretty blatant omission from this list, although it might not make the best transition to the genre considering it is usually depicted as slow as hell, but a tank.
Snake’s World of Tanks art
Snake Plissken isn’t one that many have thought about before, but it meets the “criteria” that NRS appears to use for many of their guest characters – 80s action stars.
We already have RoboCop, Terminator, and Rambo from that era, so next to these three and possibly Ash, Snake doesn’t sound that crazy.
The problem with this for some fans, however, is that all of the above fighters already use weapons and explosives as main components of their movesets, so it can be harder for him to feel unique to them.
The strange thing about all of this, however, is that most / all of these licensing agreements seem to have already been implemented in the games, most recently the T-800 that came to Fortnite last week.
“Halloween stands out the most though, as Myers was added to Dead by Daylight back in 2016.”
Plissken joined Rambo in World of Tanks in December, and Michael Myers can be played alongside Ash in Dead by Daylight.
Halloween stands out the most, however, as Myers was added to Dead by Daylight back in 2016.
There’s a good chance that “announcement” was more of a PR push for everyone to know, “Hey, check out the cool video games we’ve been involved in lately”.
Even if it does, and NRS doesn’t currently use any of these characters, it would likely be a lot easier to get Ash or Myers if they already have those licensing agreements in place.
EventHubs reached out to Creative Licensing to clarify the agreements with MK11 and, previously, MGM to include Ash, but received no response at the time of reporting.
NetherRealm is apparently back in the studio Working on something with motion / face capturebut we don’t know what it is. Unrooolie exists for some reason too.