NetherRealm Studios held their big reveal event for Mortal Kombat 11 today and sliced open a whole steaming heap of information about it in the process.
It kicked off with a gameplay reveal trailer. It was of course, pretty damn gory.
Former UFC star and current WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey was confirmed to be voicing Sonya Blade in the game. Rousey has been a long time fan of the Mortal Kombat series, and Sonya Blade in particular.
The likes of Baraka and Skarlet are returning and their grisly fatalities were shown off in gameplay footage. Baraka eats a brain skewered on his arm blade. Nice.
Later, new character Geras was revealed, and his powers seem to be sand-based. Oh and he punched the face off of Sub-Zero.
A beta is set to take place on March 28, ahead of the April 23 release of the full game. A Collector’s Edition was announced that includes a Scorpion mask. Toasty.
Customization for characters and weapons is in this time, emulating the system found in Injustice 2 (though hopefully with fewer microtransactions). So you can fully personalize your fighter to take online and be sliced to pieces by a child who shouldn’t be playing it.
The story was revealed too, and it’s more melodrama following on from the story of MKX, and features time travel, so expect some retro versions of the classic characters. It will likely be dumb, but it will likely be a lot of bloody fun.
You’ll be able to get in on the ultra-violence when Mortal Kombat 11 is released April 23 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and even on Nintendo Switch! Pre-ordering gets you the legendary Shao Khan.