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NetherRealm Studios Announces Mortal Kombat 11

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by Jelani James

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After skipping the usual times for an announcement, NetherRealm Studios has finally revealed the latest installment in the long-running Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 11.

Announced at The Game Awards 2018, Mortal Kombat 11 looks even more bloody and gruesome than the previous titles before, indicating that it hasn’t missed a beat since Mortal Kombat X arrived in 2015.

What remains unclear, however, is how this entry fits in the current timeline — assuming we’re still following it. At the conclusion of MK X, Raiden adopted a more aggressive stance towards threats to Earthrealm, taking on a darker appearance to reflect his new philosophy. This appearance is present in the trailer, but what’s odd is that he’s fighting Scorpion despite him becoming one of Earthrealm’s sworn defenders at the end of the story.

There’s also the question of why there’s two Scorpions and the identity of the mysterious figure next to the hourglass. Here’s to hoping the story mode answers these questions.

Here’s more from Warner Bros.:

Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise.

The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.

Mortal Kombat 11 is due out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC on April 23, 2019. Pre-orders will include Shao Kahn as a playable character and beta access.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

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