- “Mortal Kombat 11” launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23, 2019.
- The latest entry in the violent fighting-game franchise will feature new and returning characters for an all-new story, alongside the series’ signature “fatalities” – the ultra-violent finishing moves that made the original game an object of controversy.
- New gameplay mechanics include a character-customisation system that lets players choose their moves and change their outfits.
One of the most violent video-game franchises of all time will return for another round with “Mortal Kombat 11,” arriving tomorrow, April 23rd.
NetherRealm Studios revealed the first gameplay footage from “Mortal Kombat 11” during a live event in January. Since then, the creators been releasing new footage showing off the gorgeous game every week, including a bunch of the series’ signature “fatalities” – the ultra-violent finishing moves that once made the original “Mortal Kombat” the subject of controversy.
Now, on the eve of the game’s release, we can finally check out all of the gruesome fatalities, brutalities, and fatal blows.
“Mortal Kombat” has been the flagship title for gratuitous video-game violence since the first game was released in 1992, and NetherRealm intends to make “Mortal Kombat 11” the goriest game in the series thus far.
As in previous “Mortal Kombat” games, every character has multiple fatalities, offering a variety of ways to execute or otherwise dismember their defeated opponent after a match. Every character can also perform a cinematic “fatal blow” when their health gets low during a fight.
Of course, there’s more to the game than just gore: “Mortal Kombat 11” has refreshed the series’ core mechanics and will bring back fan-favourite characters, such as Skarlet and Baraka. During the live reveal event, “Mortal Kombat” creator Ed Boon showed off a detailed character-customisation system that will allow players to choose their moves and personalise their outfits before each fight.
The game will also continue the series’ story from where it left off in “Mortal Kombat X,” with a new antagonist named Kronika manipulating time to pit the deadly warriors and assassins of the “Mortal Kombat” universe against each other.
“Mortal Kombat 11” launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Tuesday, April 23rd.
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