Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has releases the eleventh installment of the 25-year-old fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat 11 picks up right were the Mortal Kombat X left off, with Raiden’s defeat of Shinnok.
Accompanying the launch is a nearly two-minute launch trailer that breaks down the game’s storyline. It starts off with “Raiden” explaining how the time-travelling “Kronika” is re-writing history, followed a ton of mixed cinematics & gameplay footage:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment President David Haddad: “After more than 25 years, the Mortal Kombat franchise has never been more relevant and continues to get stronger, thanks to the talented team at NetherRealm Studios and the passionate community. With today’s launch of Mortal Kombat 11, the NetherRealm team has created the most personalized Mortal Kombat experience yet, coupled with best-in-class gameplay, iconic characters and an immersive, cinematic story that is sure to excite both fans and new players.”
NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon: “The entire team at NetherRealm Studios has been hard at work on Mortal Kombat 11, and we’re excited to see players around the world finally get their hands on the game. Mortal Kombat 11 introduces more ways to customize your favorite fighters than ever before, new gameplay modes, franchise-first characters and of course our time-bending new story that both fans and new players will enjoy.”
Besides Raiden, returning playable characters include “Baraka”, “Erron Black”, “Sonya Blade”, “Jacqui Biggs”, “Jax Briggs”, “Cassie Cage”, “Johnny Cage”, “D’Vorah”, “Frost”, “Jade”, “Kabal”, “Kotal Kahn”, “Shao Kahn”, “Liu Kang”, “Kano”, “Kitana”, “Kung Lao”, “Raiden”, “Noob Saibot”, “Scorpion”, “Skarlet”, and “Sub-Zero”. New to the series are “Geras”, “Cetrion”, and “The Kollector”. Each character includes its own unique abilities & fatalities.
Along with the main story mode, the game also includes the “Towers of Time” & “The Krypt” modes, plus the Custom Character Variation System.
Mortal Kombat 11 comes in three versions: Standard Edition ($59.99), Premium Edition ($99.99), and Kollector’s Edition ($299.99). The Premium Edition includes the Kombat Pack which comes with six new playable characters, seven sets of skins & gear, and one-week early access to future characters. Meanwhile, the Kollector’s Edition includes the Kombat Pack, a bust of Scorpion’s mask, a steel game case, magnetic coin, and plate of authenticity.
Mortal Kombat 11 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch:
Raiden’s defeat of the evil Elder God, Shinnok, has drawn the ire of Kronika, the Keeper of Time, and upset her desired balance between good and evil. To restore stability in the realms, Kronika has only one option – rewind time to its beginning and restart history.