The Game Awards 2018 revealed a number of exciting new projects. But Mortal Kombat 11, undoubtedly, was one of the stars of the show.
Fans learned how the next instalment to the classic fighting franchise - originally released as an arcade game in 1992, before being widely ported - will launch on 23 April 2019.
MK11 will come out four years after the previous all-new game in the series, 2015's Mortal Kombat X. And I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready to get stuck into NetherRealm's bloodier-than-ever eleventh MK proper.
Information regarding Mortal Kombat 11 - the above, definitely-PEGI-18-rated trailer above aside - has been pretty sparse. But GameStop Italy has posted a pre-order listing for the game, which details a number of unannounced gameplay features.
Dualshockers first reported on the post - or leak, I suppose - which shows off the €100.98 (£91) Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition. On top of the base game, the Premium Edition comes with the game's season pass, the Kombat Pass. This gives players an extra six characters to duke it out with, and six battlepasses. And it's all wrapped together nicely in a steelcase.
The post also lists further interesting titbits of information - rough translation, incoming...
- New game engine, with even more blood and bloody scenes
- New customisation system, with clothes, accessories and move sets never seen before
- New Fatalities as well as a new GoreTech system to make the executions even more brutal
- Strong multiplayer component, fully oriented towards esports: personalisation systems, daily news, constantly updated rewards and an improved matchmaking
'Mortal Kombat 11' details leaked online. Credit: GameStop/Warner Bros.
Excuse me, the GoreTech system? That might not have been officially revealed, but count me in. I guess it will work alongside the series' famous Fatality system, helping to reinforce why 11 will be "even more bloody" than previous releases.
"The new graphic engine renders in the smallest details - every crushed skull and torn heart, immersing yourself completely in the action of the most bloody scenes," the listing continues. "Now you can customise the variants of your fighters down to the smallest detail, gaining unprecedented control over the aesthetics of the characters."
GameStop's product page also explains how the new list of fighters "includes unpublished characters and Klassic series, protagonists of fantastic footage in the story mode of the epic saga that has continued for more than 25 years." Forgive the dodgy translation, but that's exciting, no?
What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to Mortal Kombat 11? Will you buy the Premium Edition? Who's your favourite fighter? Let us know.
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