Last night's Game Awards in LA presented viewers with a host of new reveals, and amongst the biggest of them was a brand-new, blood-soaked trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. NetherRealm's next fighter, the follow-up to 2015's excellent Mortal Kombat X, will release on 23 April 2019.
The official gameplay debut of MK11 - destined for PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch(!) and Xbox One - is planned for 17 January, with concurrent 'Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal' events taking place in Los Angeles and London. The action will be live-streamed on NetherRealm's official Twitch channel.
The new, PEGI-18-rated cinematic trailer is below, and let me precede your watching of it with a content warning. It's graphic. As you'd expect, of course. So, steel yourself, okay. Kids, look away now.
Publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have put out a press release, explaining how MK11 builds on the successes of its predecessor. They are promising a deeper and more personalised experience, with a new character customisation option, allowing players to tinker with their combatants of choice. Also included is a new story mode. MKX's one was a lot of fun, so here's hoping for more of that.
Ed Boon, creative director at NetherRealm, said: "It's exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11, and showcase what the team has been working on. Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalise their favourite fighters. We can't wait until January, when we'll be showing more of the game."
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Us too, Ed, us too. We'll have better prepared our stomachs for then, too, because drinking in that new trailer, first thing on a Friday morning? Barf scenes, dude.
Mortal Kombat 11 is set to retail at £54.99 for its standard edition, with a premium edition priced at £79.99. Pre-orders are open now, on whatever storefront you swing by on the regular, and those who do pre-order will gain access to a beta in March. Springtime bloody knuckles. Terrific.
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