Note: While Mortal Kombat has been pretty gory and MK11 is no different so be warned that the trailers below are for a Mature audience….
Mortal Kombat 11 is coming on April 21st and today’s livestream reveal gave us a taste of what’s to come including new features, gameplay mechanics along with a few trailers to get fans hyped about the upcoming fighting game.
While we got a small look at some of the fatalities from characters including Baraka who finally makes his long-awaited return, NetherRealm Studios knew fans wanted to see more and played a trailer dedicated to fatalities and some of these look pretty gruesome and even made me cringe for a split-second but in a cool way.
It was also confirmed that Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and current WWE Raw Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will be voicing Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11.
What would a fighting game be without a few new faces? In the prologue trailer, we caught a glimpse of Kronika who seems to be the mastermind behind the events of Mortal Kombat 9, she has the ability to manipulate time which leads character facing off against different versions of themselves.
It’s not only Kronika that was revealed but also new face Geras who has the ability to control not only sand but it seems time as well.
Players will be able to select between different costumes or better yet, fully customize your character. You will be able to customize everything from their appearance, intros, the design of your weapons which is a nice addition.
Finally, here is what we currently know about the gameplay mechanics of MK11. To change things up a bit, NetherRealm Studios has incorporated two meters that you will have to manage during fights, one of them will focus on offensive moves and the other defensive. One of my favorite additions to the game is what’s know as Perfect Block, this mechanic will let players counter an attacking opponent, it’s perfect in a fighting game like MK11 were opponents like to rush you down or lock you down with block-strings.
MK9 introduced X-Ray attacks, while it wasn’t revealed if those would still be part of the game as certain attacks seemed to activate a similar scene, we were introduced to Fatal Blows. Fatal Blows can be compared to Tekken 7’s Rage Arts, which can be activated when a character’s life bar is lowered to 30%. It’s a nice mechanic that does massive damage when it hits your opponents which is delivered a by cinematic cutscene which was pretty brutal as was shown in Sonya Blade’s Fatal Blow where she shot her opponent straight through the head with a bullet.
It looks like Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios still has a lot of surprises in store before the game releases on April 21st, so we just have to wait and see what other characters will be announced for the game. A Limited Edition of the game was announced during the stream as well as the multiplayer beta happening on March 28th.