‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Reveals Joker DLC

Article by Eric Lee

Mortal Kombat 11 has unveiled its DLC characters, which include the Joker.

The hyper-violent video game franchise has released an announcement video featuring all of its downloadable, playable characters. Among them is MK‘s Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel. However, the fun of Mortal Kombat’s DLC characters is when they get  ones from other franchises. MK 11‘s DLC characters also include Spawn, the Terminator, and the Joker.

Check out the reveal trailer below.

 

The Joker’s Look

The Joker’s inclusion is causing a minor social media controversy. His look and design is unusually handsome, compared to modern interpretations of the Clown Prince of Crime. To be totally fair, it is a little odd to see a handsome Joker with a suave haircut. Like, he doesn’t even have the Jim Aparo-style “devil-horn” wavy hair.

Compared to Heath Ledger’s greasy, grunge Joker or Greg Capullo’s faceless Joker, MK 11’s Joker is a good-looking dude. One wonders why Mortal Kombat 11 didn’t just update the character model from the Injustice games. Then again, perhaps it’s for the best that Joker looks nice for a change, as more recent designs for the character Joker seem to  have just gotten more and more grotesque. It’s refreshing to see a normal-looking guy… strange clown makeup notwithstanding.

The Joker will arrive for DLC on January 28, 2020.


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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.