Obviously it will be Galileo
The last of Mortal Kombat 11’s DLC characters came back in May with the Aftermath expansion, although there now seems to be a big hint of what’s to come alongside the popular fighting game.
After teasing and hinting for a while, MK co-creator Ed Boon revealed what he says is the first real clue of what is currently being worked on with lyrics for Queen̵
“Queen gives you your first clue as to what is coming for MK11. #ActualKlue # 1,” wrote Boon on Twitter with a link to the vocals of the Bohemian Rhapsody, which were timestamped with the lyrics: “Open your eyes, look to the sky and look. ‘
This, of course, has led the internet sleuthing community to uncover the importance of the hint, although there are already some theories that seem to hold up a lot of water and specifically focus on certain old school ninjas.
The strongest connection right now seems to come from another tweet from Boon in February 2019 in which he posted most of the same text with custom t-shirt graphics covering the four main pallet swaps from Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Ermac and Reptile instead of depicting the iconic Queen cover.
Scorpion and Sub-Zero are obviously already in the game, but the mass rally of souls wearing human clothing and the acid-spitting villain have yet to be added to the actual MK11 roster.
Ermac makes an appearance in the game’s Krypt mode, though it’s mostly for the cutscene that shows him with a new design cut up from a bridge onto the spikes below until he dies next to the player.
Some believe that the lyrics could also refer specifically to this scene as Ermac falls from the sky.
Reptile is also part of Mortal Kombat 11’s Towers of Time mode, where some of its most famous special moves appear as modifiers during some games. He is also part of Shang Tsung’s ninja moves
Either or both of these characters would be a no-brainer for basic MK content, considering both otherworldly fighters have been popular staples since their first playable incarnations in MK2 for Reptile and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for Ermac.
There is another possible solution to the puzzle presented, although it is a simple connection.
Rain would also be a sensible choice, because rain also falls from the sky like a screaming ermac.
NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have not yet given any indication of what type of package the new DLC will be in other than present and in the works. With MK11 they have already gone in two different directions through the expansion Kombat Pack and Aftermath.
Part of that puzzle can already be solved, however, thanks to Data Miner, as they have reportedly found up to eight more character slots for DLC in the game’s files beyond the ones already added.
Whether or not we’ll actually get all eight of these characters remains to be seen, but Ed Boon said last month that his team isn’t even close to getting to work on MK11.
The studio heads also recently hinted that they may have more in history for September too, so we may not have to wait too long to get more of a reveal … or maybe more clues to find out.
Image Sources: Ed Boon, Queen, RiptApparel.