NetherRealm Studios director Ed Boon is teasing Nightwolf on social media using a Pulp Fiction quote.
Nightwolf is coming. We knew that way back when the Kombat Pack was first announced and revealed along with Sindel, Shang Tsung, and Todd McFarlane’s Spawn way back in May. Shang Tsung was first of the group to arrive in June, and Sindel seems to be next judging by the tweet Boon sent out earlier this week.
It seems that Nightwolf will be next in line, judging by Boon's latest tweet which was sent out Wednesday afternoon. The tweet featured a picture of Nightwolf in profile, darkened so that it was difficult to make out his features, and signed with a Pulp Fiction quote: “Oh, you're sending the WOLF?"
Samuel L. Jackson unleashed that line near the end of Pulp Fiction, although it was accompanied with some very colorful language. Follow that link at your own discretion.
For a better view, we can thank Twitter use ThePetulantPanda for turning up the brightness and contrast. What we see is a Nightwolf that bears more resemblance to his Native American heritage than ever before.
Nightwolf was originally introduced in Mortal Kombat 3 as one of the winning entries to the Create-A-Character contest hosted by Midway shortly after the release of Mortal Kombat II. A Native American warrior from the Lakota-Sioux Tribe, Mortal Kombat 11 has since retconned Nightwolf’s backstory so he’s from the fictional Matoka Tribe. That name appears to be a reference to Pocahontas, who was born with the name "Matoaka.”
The consummate defender of Earth Realm, Nightwolf is in direct contact with Raiden through visions and calls upon both the spirit and the natural world to fuel his power.
Along with Nightwolf, Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack has two mystery characters that are believed to be the Terminator and Ash from the Evil Dead series. Both those characters were leaked in what appeared to be an accidental Google ad listing that went live a little too early. The Terminator’s release will likely coincide with the new Terminator movie set to arrive in theaters in October.