As somebody who grew up playing the Mortal Kombat games: from the first in the series to the most amazing so far (Mortal Kombat 3) and all the other releases, including the buggy MK10 of PC, I am always happy to try out a new game in the franchise. NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest, and it’s going to hit consoles and PC on April 23.
Until now, few details were known and what mattered the most: gameplay footage was almost non-existent. But the devs decided to right the wrongs by sharing some extra details about the upcoming game, including a bloody exciting Mortal Kombat 11 Fatalities video, a new gameplay trailer and some fresh details to keep us excited.
The developers also promised that PC gamers will no longer get the short end of the stick as they did with MKX, and this time they’ll enjoy a high quality, bug-free port – according to PC Gamer. The game itself will be managed by Polish studio QLOC who did a good job with DMC, Dark Souls Remastered and Injustice 2, so I’m tempted to believe that indeed Mortal Kombat 11 will be the fighting game that PC owners that are also fans of the franchise have been waiting for.
Now, back to the exciting gameplay details in MK11 and the fatalities, we know that we’re going to get the following characters: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Sonya, Baraka, Skarlet, and Geras. The latter is, as the name doesn’t ring a bell, a brand new character in the game, one that can manipulate time and has some pretty sleek moves as you can see in his presentation trailer below:
Of course, there will be a lot more characters in the game, as this is just the first batch of revealed ones. As you can see, there are some iconic names missing (and probably kept for later) and I’m also sure that Geras is not the only new character in the game.
But what’s this franchise best known for? The fatalities, which make an impressive comeback in the upcoming title. Check out some of the Mortal Kombat 11 fatalities below and smile:
An important and brand new feature in Mortal Kombat 11 is character customization. You will be able to mix and match various costumes and skins for each character, but also abilities which will most likely affect gameplay, as well as complete packs for AI behavior – most likely making fighting a particular opponent more or less challenging.
This is an interesting feature that does allow you to make the game your own by customizing each character based on your play style… but hopefully this doesn’t mean additional in-game purchasees for the costumes. That would be horrible!
Finally, we’re ending today’s article by sharing with you the official gameplay reveal trailer for MK11. It doesn’t show us a lot, but what we see is enough to keep us really excited about what’s coming:
Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23 on consoles and PC, but you can pre-order the game right now on Amazon. If you do pre-order, you will get an extra character, Shao Khan and access to the beta on March 28. There’s also a Kollector’s Edition, called the “Premium Edition” which comes with some added bonuses, like a 1:1 scale Scorpion mask, a magnet and an exclusive Steelcase version of the game.