Batman Arkham City secrets: Kitana Mortal Kombat Easter Egg

By Alan Ng - Oct 20, 2011

It is common for a game to contain a few easter eggs as players have especially become used to seeing easter eggs thanks to the popular zombie mode contained in Call of Duty Black Ops. However, the following Batman Arkham City easter egg is a bit special, as it looks like Rocksteady has secretly paid tribute to Mortal Kombat in their game.

If you weren’t previously aware, Rocksteady and NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat developers) are both subsidiaries of Warner Bros, so when you think about it, it doesn’t seem too farfetched that one developer would compliment the other – we just didn’t think we would see a Mortal Kombat reference in a Batman game that’s all.

As discovered by DynamicGamer, it looks like Kitana has found her way into Arkahm City as one of the detainees of Arkham City. Her appearance definitely fits that of Kitana, although her costume appears to be just show a ‘darker’ shade of blue, to fit in with the overall styling of Arkham City, as opposed to Kitana’s much bolder blue attire that we have become used to seeing in MK.

Further clues that this is Kitana can be found in the description of the female prisoner by The Penguin, as you can hear him saying the words: “Now this little minx is a real puzzle. Where did she come from? How did she kill eight of my men before we managed to hold her down and beat her into unconsciousness!? All I know is… I like her pajamas.”

Considering that she has no name or identity, we’d say this is definitely a Mortal Kombat easter egg in the game, but the question that now enters our mind is ‘Will NetherRealm Studios return the compliment in Mortal Kombat 10‘? That would be pretty awesome if there were some sort of Batman elements featured in the follow-up to MK9 – Dare we even say it – Batman or Joker as a DLC character for MK10? Maybe we’re getting a little carried away here.

What are your thoughts on this easter egg, have you found it in-game yet? Check out the video below which shows Kitana in action.

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