Mortal Kombat is no stranger to guest characters and this latest tease could be paving the way for yet another crossover. Some Mortal Kombat 11 Twisted Metal DLC could possibly be on the way, according to a recent tweet. The official Mortal Kombat Twitter account tweeted about an ice cream truck coming to E3 that could just literally be about an truck with frozen sweets or a hint at some Sweet Tooth DLC.
Sweet Tooth has been the mascot for the Twisted Metal car combat series since its inception in 1995 on the original PlayStation. His ice cream truck of death became symbolic of the franchise as well as the fire-headed juggalo clown himself. This connection makes it easier to draw the lines between the tweet and a possible DLC character tease as it seems random otherwise.
However, not everything is so cut and dried. Some of this stems from the mysterious chainsaw sound effects at the end of last week’s Shang Tsung reveal trailer. Along with the sorcerer, Sindel, Nightwolf, and Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn were also confirmed to be coming in the first Kombat Pack as well as two more surprise guests. During this text, a chainsaw revs in the distance, which, as his appearance in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale shows, is a weapon that Sweet Tooth uses.
But it’s also a weapon of another hotly rumored Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character. Evil Dead‘s Ash has also been hinted at, as he was found in the game’s datamined files along with the now confirmed Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, Sindel and unconfirmed Fujin, Sheeva, Terminator, and DC’s Joker. That gives the datamine some credence even if those latter characters are still just rumors. Ash, of course, is known for his signature chainsaw arm.
Ash’s actor, Bruce Campbell, has also not helped clear things up. He performed a “fatality” on these rumors by stating that Evil Dead‘s Ash wasn’t in the game in early May before also responding to the Shang Tsung trailer by calling the game “swell” and saying that he should check out Mortal Kombat 11. Nothing is official but it sounds like we will likely know either way during E3 where Shang Tsung will also be playable before he comes to Kombat Pack owners the following week.
Even if this is Mortal Kombat 11 Twisted Metal DLC comes true, Sweet Tooth is a Sony-owned character, meaning that the house of PlayStation would have to sign him on to show up on other platforms. God of War‘s Kratos was in the PS3 and Vita versions of Mortal Kombat 9 and did not ever come to the PC and Xbox 360. However, as showcased by the partnership with Microsoft and soft introduction of cross-platform play, Sony may be more lax and allow its most iconic clown to come to other systems even if he hasn’t been in game since 2012.