Could the Doom Slayer be the next Mortal Kombat 11 DLC?
Last May’s Kombat Pack trailer revealed a bunch of fantastic new DLC characters to be added to Mortal Kombat 11, including Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Sindel, and Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn. It also told us there would be two unannounced mystery characters that has led to a flood of speculation. Everyone from The Terminator to Sweet Tooth from the Twisted Metal series has been suggested, and so far we haven’t heard anything in terms of official confirmation.
But we do have yet one more suggestion to add to the pile: Doomguy.
Before you pass this off as utter insanity, here us out. First, we start with an unlikely source, that being the new Battlemode multiplayer trailer for Doom Eternal. Try to not be distracted by the incredible visuals and gorgeous violence and listen to the voice of the announcer.
Sounds a lot like the announcer for Mortal Kombat, doesn’t it? In fact, that’s Steve Ritchie, the original voice of Shao Khan.
Now let’s head back to the Mortal Kombat Shang Tsung reveal trailer from May 31st. At the end, we get confirmation of two mystery characters and hear a chainsaw along with blood splatter. At the time, we thought that this could mean Ash from the Evil Dead series was the character this could reference, but there’s another character that’s very fond of chainsaws.
Doomguy. Better known in modern Doom games as the Doom Slayer.
At the very least, there is going to be some sort of Mortal Kombat announcer voice pack for Doom Eternal's Battlemode, but this could mean a larger collaboration between Bethesda and NetherRealm up to and including Doomguy making his merry way to Mortal Kombat 11.
Or it could just be a big coincidence and Bethesda tapped Ritchie to be there announcer simply because he’s got an iconic voice.
We’re still waiting to find out one way or the other, but you gotta admit, this conspiracy theory has legs.