Mortal Kombat 11, which has added crossover characters such as the Joker, Spawn, The Terminator and RoboCop, is likely to have problems adding East Dead’s Ash Williams to the roster.
There were rumors before Ash’s arrival at Myrtle Combat 11, and a Nintendo Switch version of the game last year discovered a dataminer that Ash was a character that was planned as a future addition.
The trailer announced by Shang Sung also teased that the chainsaw could be heard at the end of the eighties. In the second Evil Dead, Ash replaces his torn hand with a chainsaw, which has become his trademark weapon to drive away ghosts. Actor Bruce Campbell, who played the iconic character, even gave a teaser of his own on Twitter.
Ash, however, is nowhere to be found on Mortal Kombat 11, and in an interview with Vodor Lucas in the basement of his podcast Vic, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon hinted that there was a problem with bringing the chainsaw-defending monster killer. Deadly Combat 11.
14:20 In response to Ash’s question about the sign, Boon replied, “There’s one I can comment on here.”
“Perhaps in the future, in the basement of Vis, we can have a conversation for him,” Boone further suggested, adding that, despite the delay, Netherlands studios could still try to resolve any issues by adding ash to the Mortal Kombat 11 raster. Digital Trends has reached out to developers for more information on plans to add the character to the Fighting game.
The rest of Vic’s basement episode provides a snippet on the uninterrupted development of Mortal Kombat 11, including Boone’s acknowledgment of all the fan requests to bring Mulena back. Boone further teased that Nederlelam studios are working on other projects, but it will take players a few years to see them.
Deadly Combat 11: Next
Mortal Kombat 11 later identified the first DLC to include elements of the story, and will feature two returning characters – the air god Fujin and the four-armed Shiva.
Netherlands Studios has also released Mortal Kombat 11: The Next Collection, which includes Base Games, Aftermath DLC, and Combat Pack that unlock all DLC fighters released for the game so far.