Ed Boon, head of NetherRealm, took to Twitter today to tease that fans will get their first look at Nightwolf in Mortal Kombat 11 at EVO 2019.
Head of NetherRealm Ed Boon has taken to Twitter today to tease the Mortal Kombat faithful ahead of this weekend’s EVO. We’ve known for a while that Nightwolf will be the next character added to the Mortal Kombat 11 roster and Boon’s tweet seems to confirm he’ll be coming soon.
Fingers krossed on Thursday we should be sending The Wolf. 🤞 pic.twitter.com/NrBCqyDdWC
— Ed Boon (@noobde) July 30, 2019
Nightwolf made his first appearance in Mortal Kombat 3. He is a shaman who is completely in tune with the spiritual world. This allows him to create weapons out of pure spirit energy. In Mortal Kombat (2011), Nightwolf was a main playable character. He stood with the Earth warriors against the Lin Kuei cyborgs before ultimately sacrificing himself to also destroy Sindel. In Mortal Kombat X, Nightwolf was back as a non-playable Revenant and forced into battle against his former allies.
His appearance in MK11 sees an older Nightwolf join the mix. That makes sense given the time skip the series experienced when introducing the Kombat Kids in MKX. That said, even as an older man, Nightwolf still possesses an imposing figure. I can’t wait to see his moveset in action, as well as the different skin options he’ll have available.
Because the trailer is likely showing at EVO, I expect Nightwolf won’t be the only character shown. We know that Spawn is on the docket, and I would be very surprised if he doesn’t make a small cameo on a stage as big as EVO. I doubt we get the final two character reveals, but it feels safe to predict Todd McFarlane’s baby will be a classic “and one more thing” moment in the trailer.
EVO 2019 takes place from August 2-4. Mortal Kombat 11‘s finals happen Saturday night. If you want to jump in and play some great MK action yourself, the game is available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One now.