Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios recently made an appearance on the Vic’s Basement podcast. During the discussion, Ed Boon revealed the request that he hears the most from fans.
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to hear that there’s a push to get Mileena into Mortal Kombat 11. You could almost say that fans have been hounding Ed Boon about it since the game released.
“So some of them feel emboldened to say, ‘Well, I’m just gonna ask a hundred thousand times until I get my way.'” – Ed Boon.
“It’s nice to have such a ridiculously persistent fanbase that fortunately, or unfortunately, they know that we listen, they know that we’ve responded at times,” said Boon in response to the “We want Mileena” requests. “So some of them feel emboldened to say, ‘Well, I’m just gonna ask a hundred thousand times until I get my way.'”
This is likely what prompted Boon to tell a fan that they “will never see Mileena in one of [the NetherRealm Studios’] games ever again. Ever.” Notably, this Tweet was released on April Fools Day.
Ed Boon would later go on to clarify that he’s never seriously said that he doesn’t want Mileena to return in Mortal Kombat. Developers of fighting games appear to have this tendency to want to tease the fans and it seems that Ed Boon is no exception.
With Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath releasing Sheeva, Fujin, and RoboCop as DLC characters, it feels like Mortal Kombat 11 might be done with post-launch content. It was even stated by Boon that NetherRealm Studios is currently working on something that isn’t related to Mortal Kombat or Injustice.
However, a certain data miner is under the impression that a Kombat Pack 3 might be in development. Without official confirmation, this declaration must be treated as a rumor.
Based on the demand for the character, we’ll very likely see Mileena return to the franchise at some point.