Prior to Midway’s Leipzeig conference, Midway released a bunch of new screenshots that showed the Green Lantern and the Joker in action. After the Leipzeig conference, people noticed 4 new characters that hadn’t yet been announced, but were shown briefly in a Midway slideshow- Kano & Raiden from Mortal Kombat, as well as Wonder Woman and Deathstroke from DC Comics.
Previously announced characters also showed up in new screenshots that Midway released to the press earlier today. You can see the gallery of images below, including an image of The Joker smiling sadistically as he gets the crap beat out of him. Fantastic.
Here is an updated list for those who haven’t been keeping up with the game’s slow trickle announcements.
Mortal Kombat: Jax, Kano, Kitana, Liu Kang, Raiden, Scorpion, Shang Tsung, Sonya Blade , and Sub-Zero
DC Universe: Batman, Catwoman, Deathstroke, The Flash, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan version), The Joker, Shazam (Captain Marvel), Superman, and Wonder Woman
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon also stated that the DC characters would all follow a list of character archetypes, and thanks to Aeropause, we now have a list of archetypes matched up to the current roster.
Prototypical Hero: Superman
Mystical Hero: Captain Marvel
Masked Vigilante: Batman
Military Hero: Green Lantern
Amazon Queen: Wonder Woman
Sexy Villainness: Catwoman
Crazy Villain: The Joker
Ninja Villain: Deathstroke
Epic Villain: ?
There are still two slots left open for the DC Universe characters, and I’m completely puzzled as to who it could be. Who do you think would be the Archvillain or the Epic Villain? Darkseid? Lex Luthor? Leave your thoughts in the comments!