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Nightwolf from ‘Mortal Kombat 11′ Includes a Reference to an Obscure Animated Series



Longtime fans were pleased to see that Mortal Kombat 11’s eclectic roster originally included an almost perfect selection of the series’ most iconic fighters. Scorpion, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Liu Kang are all present and accounted for as well as their revenant versions from Mortal Kombat X. In total there are 25 playable characters packaged with the purchase of the game including three new warriors Gera, Cetrion and the Kollector.

Since the release of Mortal Kombat 11, Netherrealm Studios have slowly been rolling out DLC characters and next on the list is Nightwolf who made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3 and has since become one of the most prolific Native American characters in video games.

What’s great about the inclusion of Nightwolf is that he has the ability to call on his pet wolf named Kiba, a character created for the 1996 animated series, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm which served as a combination of an alternative sequel to the first Mortal Kombat film and the events of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

With Mortal Kombat 11, Netherrealm Studios have created a virtual nesting doll of homages which will be appreciated by the most hardcore of fans, and the inclusion of Kiba is one of the best. Check out the video below to see Nightwolf in action and if you haven’t watched Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm, you now can via the YouTube video embedded above. Enjoy.

via Eurogamer

Here’s the official description of Nightwolf and his background:

“Nightwolf, born as Grey Cloud, is a proud and fierce warrior dedicated to the cause of good and chosen by the Great Spirit to become the Matoka tribe’s champion and protector. Along with his signature tomahawk swing, Nightwolf possesses extraordinary magic that allows him to manifest weapons created from spirit energy to fight for the Matoka’s future and defend all of Earthrealm.”

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