NetherRealm Studios’ upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 game is a week away from full release as of writing, and with only a couple of character reveals left, fans have begun to speculate who could be next to be announced for the rosters.
On one side there’s the typical base roster that features 24 playable characters, the most recently announced being Nitara who will be played and voiced by Jennifer’s Body and Transformers star Megan Fox.
Additionally, there’s a new roster called Kameos, with the majority of the Kameo fighters being revealed so far besides at least one that is being kept as a surprise for players. These side characters won’t be playable but will be available to use as assist characters when fighting opponents either on or offline.
Could Meat Be Coming To Mortal Kombat 1
Fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise have long theorised that Meat from Mortal Kombat 4 could one day make a return, with speculation, that this could be one of the upcoming surprises to be announced by NetherRealm Studios.
His debut was as a hidden character that players could unlock in Mortal Kombat 4 and has been theorised to make a return by fans for years now, especially since the pre-release of Mortal Kombat X, two games prior to Mortal Kombat 1.
As to if Meat is making his big grand return to the world of Mortal Kombat has yet to be seen, if he does, the only question left is whether he’d be a playable character or a Kameo. The latter is more unlikely due to comments made by co-creator Ed Boon in a recent interview, see below for what he had to say.
Ed Boon Potentially Shuts Down Meat Theory
When talking to Brian Tong during an interview for the upcoming Mortal Kmobat 1 game, Boon confirmed that there will be Kameos from earlier Mortal Kombat games, some of which have been revealed since this interview.
His details, however, seemingly confirm that Meat will not be joining this instalment as a Kameo, as Boon said that they have added non-playable characters from older MK games as Kameo fighters this time around – still not playable.
These details almost fully debunk theories that Meat would be joining the game as a Kameo fighter because Meat was a playable character, ruling him out.
It has also been theorised that Kronika will be the last remaining base roster playable character to be revealed, which would also rule out Meat’s long-awaited return to the massively popular video game franchise.
Mortal Kombat 1 releases on September 14 for early access with the Premium Edition and on the 19 for Standard Edition owners. It’ll be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC Via Epic Games Store and Steam.