The Mortal Kombat 1 Quan Chi and Khameleon trailer was recently dropped. Not only did this trailer give us a glimpse at how Quan Chi and Khameleon will play in Mortal Kombat 1, but it also revealed that Quan Chi would be released on December 21, 2023 (December 14 for Kombat Pack owners).
Khameleon’s release window was left to be more broad compared to Quan Chi’s. According to the trailer, Khameleon was scheduled to be released sometime in January 2024. However, Ed Boon recently narrowed down the window on when we can expect to use Khameleon.
“Khameleon will be available about a week or… two weeks at the most, after Quan Chi comes out,” said Ed Boon at CCXP 2023. “So we want to release on a pretty steady basis.”
Oddly, a week after Quan Chi’s release would still be within the month of December 2023. Regardless, this does seem to narrow down Khameleon’s release window to be early January 2024.
Similarly, Tremor as a Kameo was released about four days after the worldwide release of Omni-Man as a DLC fighter. For better or worse, ownership of the Kombat Pack or Premium Edition of Mortal Kombat 1 doesn’t appear to unlock Kameos any faster in the same way that it does for DLC characters.
Following this, Boon would go on to describe how Khameleon will function as a Kameo. As expected by any long-time Mortal Kombat fans, she’s effectively an amalgamation of Kitana, Mileena, and Jade.
“Everybody seems to love Kitana, Mileena, and Jade, and Khameleon is a combination of all three,” continued Boon. “So she keeps changing between them, and she has moves from all of them. She’s maybe the craziest Kameo character that we have in the game.”
This is quite an interesting statement considering that Tremor was recently released. Uniquely, Tremor can switch between his three Variations — Aftershock, Metallic, and Crystalline — on the fly, giving him access to more attacks than the average Kameo.
Based on Boon’s statement, this means that Khameleon might have even more moves than Tremor. We’ll just have to wait until NetherRealm Studios is willing to show off what Quan Chi and Khameleon are capable of doing in what will likely be a future Kombat Kast.
— iScream (@iScreamFGC) December 4, 2023