Today on Twitter, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon revealed a render of Quan Chi
from the unreleased/cancelled downloadable content (DLC) for the 2008 game Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
. The other character that was to be released
via DLC is DC Comic's Harley Quinn
. Here is what Ed had to say:
"Excited about MK9 and WB, but wish we could have released DLC for MKvsDC. Here's a peek." - Ed Boon via Twitter on 7/7/2009
Ed previously stated that the DLC was nearly complete
, but we are to believe it's release is unlikely due to the team focusing on Mortal Kombat 9
. The exact reason for the cancellation of the DLC is unknown, but it's likely to be because of Midway's financial situation with the bankruptcy proceedings and the cost of further testing and publication & certification of the DLC with Sony and Microsoft. Also, Warner Bros. was on the list of companies Midway owed money, which probably didn't help with the cause much.
With Warner Bros. now owning Midway
, it is likely that any legal obstacles for the DLC's release have been removed. So it is feasible that it may get released if demand is high enough to warrant it and Midway can allocate resources to do the remaining work needed. Let your voices be heard in the comments on the story in the forums
, and maybe we can get the DLC in our hands one day.