Even though the character was already kinda revealed in a datamine, it appears The Joker is pretty much a lock to be in Mortal Kombat 11 sometime this year. The latest confirmation that it’s happening comes from the game’s co-creator Ed Boon, who took to Twitter to post a one-line teaser saying “Some people call me the Cowboy…” For those of you who don’t get the reference, that’s a line from the ’70s song “The Joker” performed by the Steve Miller Band. I mean, you can’t really hit the nail any harder on the head than that. There’s no way it can be any other kind of reference, but hey, at least Ed is having fun on his account even after the leak a couple of months ago.
As to the addition of The Joker, it really wouldn’t be too hard for the company to throw him into the mix as NetherRealm Studios and WBIE are the people behind the Injustice series. The real question is which kind of Joker are we getting added to this game. And who will be the voice of it? As much as we’d love to see Mark Hamill have interactions with Bruce Campbell‘s Ash, we’re guessing it will be Richard Epcar, who voiced the character in Injustice 2 and currently serves as the voice of Raiden in Mortal Kombat 11. As to when the character will officially be added to the game, we still don’t know as the devs haven’t even put release dates to the other DLC characters who have been properly announced. We’re guessing it’s going to be a few months and you’ll be getting them one at a time, meaning The Joker and Ash will probably be at the end of the list.