It’s a busy old day at Mortal Kombat towers as today Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios have dropped multiple details about new playable characters, along with a couple of rather nifty trailers.
Coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC from 23rd April 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest instalment in the highly acclaimed franchise, and today we see Warner Bros and NetherRealm providing a fair amount of new details.
So, first up are the newly confirmed characters and it is here where we see some crackers arise. During the official Mortal Kombat 11 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) panel came the arrival of fan-favourite, Noob Saibot, alongside Shang Tsung, the first DLC character for the game. Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa will lend his voice and likeness to the iconic character that he portrayed in the classic 1998 Mortal Kombat film.
Noob Saibot, once known by the name Bi-Han, and the original Sub-Zero, he was a cold-blooded assassin, corrupt from years of violence and evil. Murdered by his clan’s enemy, Scorpion, Bi-Han was resurrected as the black-clad wraith, Noob Saibot. Both shadowy and mysterious, his soul was stripped of compassion and remorse, and now he considers himself the perfect warrior using his ninja-like and phantom abilities to carry out his darkest impulses.
Shang Tsung was the host of the first Mortal Kombat tournament and faithful servant to Shao Khan. A powerful, shapeshifting sorcerer, he absorbs living souls to maintain his youthful appearance and command, while morphing into other characters to use his adversaries’ own moves against them in battle. Shang Tsung is one of six playable DLC fighters included in the Kombat Pack, which is part of the Mortal Kombat™ 11 Premium and Kollector’s Editions.
Further to that, a few more fan-favourite fighters were also revealed, including Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Jax Briggs.
Liu Kang, the greatest of the Shaolin monks, was an orphan adopted and trained in the arts of combat by the Shaolin order. He was handpicked by Raiden to be Earthrealm’s Mortal Kombat™ champion and chief defender.
Kung Lao joined the Shaolin monks in a quest to become Earthrealm’s new Mortal Kombat™ champion. Reckless and rebellious, but courageous and indomitable, Kung Lao fights to prove worthy of his glorious ancestors.
Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs was a decorated veteran of the Special Forces whose life changed forever when he fought in the Mortal Kombat™ tournament. His duty was now clear—he would defend Earthrealm against Outworld and the Netherrealm.
That means we see the growing roster of confirmed playable fighters in Mortal Kombat 11 including Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Baraka, Geras, Kano, D’Vorah, Kabal, Jade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Erron Black, Jacqui Briggs, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Jax Briggs. Expect more exciting reveals coming in the weeks ahead.
As is the way of the world now, these announcements were made with trailers in tow – make sure you check them out below. The Old Skool vs. New Skool trailer is a particularly good watch 🙂