It was a big day for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; the publisher revealed the first look at “Mortal Kombat 11” with a showcase of brand new gameplay. The videos featured original and returning fighters while hinting at the new story elements and teasing the game’s innovative new features.
The event was live-streamed to a global audience, and the community celebration featured multiple reveals, including an appearance by UFC champion, Olympic medalist and WWE superstar Ronda Rousey, who was announced as the voice of Sonya Blade.
“I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to,” said Ronda Rousey. “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.”
“We’re thrilled to showcase Mortal Kombat 11 and reveal the gameplay, new features and epic characters to the fans,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We have an amazing community, and it’s an honor to share this celebration of the Mortal Kombat franchise with all of our passionate fans around the world.”
Today’s Mortal Kombat 11 announcements included the first Gameplay Reveal Trailer featuring an original music track created in collaboration with international DJ Dimitri Vegas, titled “You’re Next.” Fans were also introduced the Story Mode, teasing the all-new, time-bending narrative, featuring Kronika, the first female boss character in Mortal Kombat history, who is the Keeper of Time and creator of existence. The event also announced new fighter Geras, a powerful and loyal servant of Kronika, who can manipulate time, along with fan-favorite characters, including Baraka, Raiden, Skarlet, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, and Sub-Zero.
There was also a montage of Mortal Kombat’s most iconic feature, Fatalities, showcasing the most gruesome, over-the-top Fatalities in Mortal Kombat history.
Fans of the franchise can already pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 on PS4 or Xbox One to receive access to the beta, which will be available March 28, 2019. Pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, Shao Kahn.
You can compare all of the editions and pick your favorite on authorized retailers, like here on Amazon. There is also a Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition, which includes the main game, Kombat Pack, Scorpion mask bust, exclusive steel case, commemorative magnet coin, and authenticity plate. The game will also release on the Nintendo Switch and PC.