The full Mortal Kombat 1 roster has leaked and that prompted NetherRealm Studios to finally confirm the game’s last unknown playable character.
Reddit user “rearisen” got the fighting game two weeks before Mortal Kombat 1’s actual release date and has been posting all about it online. The leak includes all characters in the main game and a complete list of Kameo characters. Their posts have been taken down by Reddit but naturally, fans of the franchise have preserved them and spread them across the internet.
The same user posted the character select screen, confirming and revealing the 24th playable character in the game. While there are no story mode spoilers, players wanting to dive into the game blind should be like Kenshi and look away.
Nitara confirmed for Mortal Kombat 1 roster
Nitara has been confirmed as the last playable character in the base version of Mortal Kombat 1.
While some were hoping for Sonia Blade or Jade to be the last remaining character, NetherRealm Studios threw in Nitara. Nitara first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and was last seen in Mortal Kombat Armageddon.
Her inclusion was a bit of a surprise but made more sense after the reveal of her voice actress. The official trailer for Nitara revealed that the character is voiced by actress Megan Fox. Fox has appeared in multiple horror films in similar roles.
Because Mortal Kombat 1 is a reboot, a new version of the character is set to appear here. Fox describes Nitara as an antihero, and the character is shown using her wings for high-flying combos.
The vampires in the Mortal Kombat universe are only harmed by Earthrealm’s light. So unlike the leeches in Vampires the Masquerade, Nitara can freely roam Outworld and other realms during the day.
Is Mortal Kombat 1 any good on Nintendo Switch?
Mortal Kombat 1 is reportedly set to suffer from performance issues on the Nintendo Switch.
Alongside the reveal of Nitara, the leaker discussed how the game plays on Nintendo Switch. They said it has “lots of lag whenever there is a lot of screen movement.” This statement came alongside actual footage from the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1, which showed the game struggling through cutscenes. The footage has since been taken down
Mortal Kombat 1 is still two weeks away from its official release so there may be a day-one patch that helps improve its performance. The Nintendo Switch version having issues does not necessarily indicate that it will perform poorly on other consoles.