Bruce Campbell Shoots Down ‘Mortal Kombat 11′ Rumors
After teasing something 'Evil Dead' related for this September, Bruce Campbell denied internet rumors that it would be a long-desired fighting game DLC.
Last week, Bruce Campbell posted a picture of his 'Evil Dead' character Ash Williams to Facebook with the caption "September":
Speculation among fans was rampant, with people saying it looks like a new 'Evil Dead' comic book being released, or hopefully the resurrection of Campbell's recently cancelled series, 'Ash vs Evil Dead'. A few days later, Campbell revealed the picture to be the cover of the new "Requiem for Ash Edition" of his autobiography Hail the the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor. Among the speculation before Campbell confirmed the book cover were internet rumors about the new 'Mortal Kombat' game, specifically that this was a tease for the long-awaited official inclusion of Ash Williams as a downloadable character for 'Mortal Kombat 11'.
During the lead-up to the release of 'Mortal Kombat 11', it was officially announced that Cary Tagawa would be reprising his 1995 role from the 'Mortal Kombat' movie, providing the voice and likeness for Shang Tsung as the game's first of six planned DLC characters. Apart from Shang Tsung, who appears as the host of the Krypt section where players can unlock in-game items, Sheeva is believed to be another previous MK character making a return as DLC as the character plays a substantial role in Kitana's portion of the story mode. Since 'Mortal Kombat X' featured non-MK characters like Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, Alien, and the Predator, the belief is that more non-MK characters would be released for the new game. An alleged hack of the game's code is said to have revealed coding for DC Comics villain The Joker (meant to be a crossover from the 'Injustice' game series and MK characters have appeared there), the T-800 from 'The Terminator', Spawn from Image Comics, and Ash from 'Evil Dead'. However, Campbell himself addressed the rumors on his Facebook page, breaking the hearts of fans:
There is still hope among fans that Campbell is trolling his followers in an attempt to throw off suspicion, but as this is the only official word from anyone related to the character or the game, it doesn't look good. For now, fans will have to stick with Ash's appearance in the unofficial fighting game 'Terrordrome'.