The Latest Trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 Mingles the Timelines
It’s old versus new in this latest video for the upcoming fighting game.
By Jay Gervais
You better check out this latest Mortal Kombat 11 trailer before somebody takes you down with a brutal fatality. This latest video pits the old against the new as characters fight younger or older versions of themselves in a battle to the death. We also get our first look at Jax, who is the latest playable character to be confirmed for the title. Also joining him is Liu Kang and Kung Lao, which seemed rather obvious already based on previous videos. Have a look above for yourself for the latest Mortal Kombat 11 showcase.
Last week, Shang Tsung was revealed as one of the first characters to be up for grabs as downloadable content. He’ll be your personal host on his island and help guide you through a campaign-style mode known as The Krypt, where you can unlock special items after completing a variety of challenges. Returning to reprise the role of Shang Tsung is Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the actor who portrayed the character in the 1995 film adaptation by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Mortal Kombat 11 picks up immediately after the previous entry in the series, Mortal Kombat X, in which Raiden upsets the balance of history after beheading and killing Shinnok. These events prompt a new and mysterious character named Kronika, The Keeper of Time, who’s apparently been watching over everything that's happened since the first game, to bring order to the universe by any means necessary.
In case you need an overview of what has been revealed for the game thus far, we have that for you right here. Earlier this month, we were given a story trailer, which showed off more of the game’s plot and Kronika’s intentions to manipulate the series’ timeline by clashing the events of the past, present, and future with one another, along with the revealing of Cassie Cage as a playable character.
To nobody’s surprise at all, Johnny Cage was revealed late last month as being an addition to the roster of fighters. The character has appeared in every installment of the series’ main line of games, except for his infamous absence from 1995’s Mortal Kombat 3, which caused quite a stir at the time and still remains an unforgiven blunder for some fans.
Also revealed in February was Jade, whose appearance in the game was speculated on for a couple months. Needless to say, the wait was worth it and her reveal trailer packed quite the punch. In addition to that news, we also learned in February that Kabal, D’Vorah, and Kano were appearing in the game as well. However, only Kabal was worthy enough of the three to be chosen for his own reveal trailer.
January’s reveal event came packed with quite a few surprises as well, which you can look at the rundown for here. That event showed us more of what we can expect from the gameplay, demonstrating some brutal character finishers while also including the story prologue highlighting how the events of Mortal Kombat X will influence this new entry in the series. Also revealed at this event was Geras, who is a brand-new face to the series, along with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Ronda Rousey voicing the character of Sonya Blade, who will also be playable in this title.
Lastly, you can go back and view the announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 11, which was unveiled last year at The Game Awards in December. It’s still a worthy watch, even if you have seen it already, but we’re still not over whoever chose that terribly mismatched song for the trailer. Hopefully somebody finished that track off with a brutal fatality when it came time to finalize the product.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases worldwide on April 23rd for all major platforms, which includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news on Mortal Kombat and the latest entry in the series!