From the moment the Mortal Kombat franchise began including downloadable player packs and guest appearances, fans started clamoring for Spawn. Now, according to the character's creator Todd McFarlane, the demonic anti-hero is finally set to arrive in Mortal Kombat 11.
When asked in a Reddit AMA if he would let NetherRealm Studios use Spawn for next April's game, McFarlane responded, "I believe he's on his way..." -- which is sure to cause a positive stir with the dedicated Mortal Kombat fanbase. The franchise has included guest players such as Jason, Freddy, Alien, Kratos and even Predator, and the call has been made to bring Spawn into the mix for a long time.
Following the release of the latest chapter's trailer, loyalists began speculating on the main roster, with time-travel, an evil Raiden and a mysterious temporal overlord all dictating the story to come. But that didn't stop them from immediately making a wish list for out-of-franchise faces, which, of course, saw Spawn jump to the front of the line.
Spawn already had his own game out in 1995, at a time when the character's popularity was soaring, which helped build momentum for a movie starring Michael Jai White two years later. With the likes of Scorpion, Quan Chi, Liu Kang and Kitana as revenants from Hell in the last game, NetherRealm already has an easy way of writing Spawn into the plot as a new defender of Earthrealm with his signature chains and other hellish superpowers sure to make for some gruesome fatalities.
Mortal Kombat XI will release on April 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.