NetherRealm is at it again, throwing lip service at the possibility of including Mileena as a DLC character through the latest fighter to join the Mortal Kombat 11 roster. This is nothing new for NetherRealm, as the company recently poked fun at dataminers through the Terminator's Termo-Vision death screen.
Mileena in particular has been one of the most highly requested DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 11, with some fans upset that she wasn't included with the base game. However, one of Sindel's opening conversations may hint that she at least still exists in the Mortal Kombat universe, even if a tweet by the game's official Twitter account might be somewhat contradictory.
In the opener, if Sindel is facing off against D'Vorah, a character with a lore connection to Mileena, Sindel will make a comment about how D'Vorah betrayed her daughter. Specific lore implications aside, it does mean that Mileena is still recognized in the canon of Mortal Kombat 11 as being an active player in the background story. With all of that being said, it would seem as though Mileena is soon to join the ever growing list of DLC characters, until a tweet quickly squashed those rumors and added her to the list of characters never coming to Mortal Kombat 11.
With text reading "RIP Mileena 1993-2015" on the tweet, referencing Mileena's death by D'Vorah from Mortal Kombat X in 2015, NetherRealm seems to be confirming that the highly requested character won't be coming back due to a nasty case of melted skull. This reflects what the developers already confirmed in the Terminator/datamine troll as well, including Mileena on a list of characters that will obviously not be coming to the game, such as Mocap. So fans may have to wait a long time before NetherRealm decides to resurrect Mileena and reintroduce her into the franchise.
For now, if fans are looking for anything new from Mileena, they may need to start looking towards the upcoming movie reboot's random cast of characters rather than anywhere in the game. Between her death in Mortal Kombat X and her inclusion on the Termo-vision datamine hack, it would seem as though NetherRealm has no intention of adding Mileena into Mortal Kombat 11 anytime soon.
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One