While Mortal Kombat 11 was initially shown off at last years Game Awards the teaser left fans thirsty for more. Yesterday WB Games not only released a full trailer for the upcoming title but also other information about the game’s roster and gameplay elements. First of all, if you’d like to go back to watch the reveal event you can do it via the WB Games Twitch Account.
The gameplay trailer shows off fan-favorite characters returning as well as a brief glimpse of the new antagonist of the games Story Mode, Kronika the Keeper of Time and creator of all existence. Characters so far confirmed to be included in Mortal Kombat 11 include Baraka, Raiden, Skarlet, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero and newcomer Geras. Geras is a servant of Kronika and like his master has the ability to control time. The trailer is also the debut for DJ Dimitri Vegas’ new track “You’re Next” mirroring the game’s tagline.
Mortal Kombat 11 is also getting a new Custom Character variation system. No longer limited to just changing out the skins of a character as you’re selecting them but you can also change their gear, special abilities, intro and victory cinematics, taunts, and brutalities. Not all of these will be unlocked out of the gate though, you’ll need to play and game and earn them.
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey was also at the event not only to promote a franchise that she has always loved but to also reveal herself as the new voice actress for Sonya Blade. To accompany this announcement Sonya received her own trailer. In this trailer, we not only get to see some of Sonya’s story and fatalities but also Rousey’s history with the character, what Sonya means as a powerful woman, and what voice acting was like.
I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to, Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing.
Mortal Kombat 11 will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 family of consoles, PC, and also Nintendo Switch when it releases on April 23rd. Pre-orders are already open with a playable Shao Kahn as a bonus incentive. Xbox and PlayStation gamers who preorder will also get access to the games closed beta that will launch March 28th.
A “Kollectors Edition” of Mortal Kombat 11 is also available including with it the main game, Kombat Pack, a bust of Scorpion’s mask, exclusive steel case, commemorative magnet coin, and a plate proving the authenticity of the collection.
What do you think of the Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer? Are you excited to see Rousey voicing Sonya Blade? Is Shao Kahn enough to tip you into preordering? Let us know in the comments below!