Last night during The Game Awards, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed the first teaser trailer for Joker, the game's next DLC character coming to the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch fighting game early next year. And as you can see in the trailer, NetherRealm Studios has tweaked the design since they last showed the character earlier this year. The new design looks older and a bit more sinister than the previous design. Further, it looks more in-line with how the DC villain usually looks. His nose is thinner and more demented, his hair is receding, and he's a bit less vibrant looking. It's not a drastic change, but it's certainly noticeable.
When the Bat’s away, Joker’s goin’ to play. See you soon kiddos!December 13, 2019
As you can see, while there was some changes made to the head and face, NetherRealm Studios didn't change the outfit. That said, it seems most fans are pretty receptive to the tweaks made, though of course some are still unimpressed while others want the old design back.
He looks so much better. Great job guys.— * (@poopy74245431) December 13, 2019
That was hype as Hell and unexpected Let's Goo— Aye Bro Ham (@FearTheoOkami) December 13, 2019
He looks a lot better. Kinda excited for him now.— Joao Verissimo (@Endure2Survive) December 13, 2019
Looking good, but please give this man a tie. Outfit looks weird without it.— JohnnyM (@SpartanLegend07) December 13, 2019
i see, you changed him a bit since the teaser... good job!— mika (@oshimenstuff) December 13, 2019
Y'all changed him? Should have stuck with the younger look imo— Darth maul (@DarksideAnakin1) December 13, 2019
They pushed the hairline back, pulled the tip of the chin forward and thinned the nose.
Better.— Julius Rodriguez (@MRK0NE) December 13, 2019
Lol, trash— OCΞLOT (@Ocielootles) December 13, 2019
LFMEORJEISUWJSHWK HE LOOKS LIKE SHIT— *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ * (@4NG3LWING5) December 13, 2019
On the Internet, you can't please everyone. That said, the reaction to the new design is measurably better than the reaction to the old design. And once NetherRealm Studios reveals the character's fatalities and other moves, I'm sure most players won't even care what he looks like.