The Joker is set to join the Mortal Kombat 11 roster next week, publisher Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and developer NetherRealm Studios unveiling a gameplay trailer that shows the supervillain in action.
As with past DLC characters, owners of Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack will be able to play as The Joker one week earlier, on January 28.
Mortal Kombat 11 The Joker Gameplay Trailer
Owners of the Kombat Pack DLC will also gain access to new DC-themed character skins. These include Time Lord of Apokolips Geras alongside the DC Elseworlds Skin Pack which features Darkest Knight Noob Saibot, Killer Kroc Baraka and Katwoman of Outworld Kitana.
A new Tower event celebrating the Chinese New Year will take place between January 23 and January 2. All owners of Mortal Kombat 11 get a shot at earning new rewards in a three-fight endurance match that features "celebratory modifiers including a Ceremonial Drum, Chinese Lanters[sic] and Firecrackers, Red Envelopes, Rats (representing the “Year of the Rat”) and the symbolic Chinese Dragon and Pearl."
If past Kombat Pack DLC characters are any proof, The Joker should become purchasable individually for the price of 5,99€ on February 4, after the one-week early access period ends.
In combat, The Joker is very fond of his cane but doesn't shy off from using a number of gadgets like exploding boxes, a gun that's poorly hidden in a Batman puppet and knives.
The final Kombat Pack DLC character, Spawn, joins the roster on March 17.