Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

The community event for Mortal Kombat 11 revealed new gameplay features, fatalities and the first female boss of MK series.

Before Mortal Kombat 11 was eventually announced at The Game Awards 2018, the latest installment from Mortal Kombat fighting game series was teased by game director Ed Boon and then hinted by an angry voice actor Eduardo Garza last year.

The inevitable announcement of the newest title promised to provide more details on the game during a community event on January 17, 2019 and the entire jam-packed show gave us a lot of information to get hyped up about the game until it releases.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

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Presented through a livestream on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube, the public reveal event for MK11 offers gameplay and story details.




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Showcasing from gameplay videos, story trailer and new character introductions, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us loads of information on the next MK game during the reveal event at Los Angeles.

Fans already have the first look at the revamped design of Dark Raiden, Scorpion and pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn. However, the Mortal Kombat roster is obviously more than just three bad-ass fighters and more are yet to show up for sure.

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Although the announcement was filled with plenty of gore, the official gameplay reveal trailer expands onto that and shows the improvement below.




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The trailer marks the return of Baraka, Skarlet, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero back to the newest conflict of MK franchise, each in a newly redefined avatar. Not only their outlook is changed, their moveset has been polished if not better than before.

Skarlet and Baraka has shown some of the most violent finishing moves on their defeated adversaries with the Imperial Bodyguard stabbing her enemy with hardened shards made of blood and War Chief of Tarkatan tribe biting off flesh from the bicep of Scorpion.

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Of course, "Fatalities" are one of the unique aspects of attraction of the gameplay and here goes another trailer highlighting that.




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It is obvious that the trademark fatalities of a fighter from any MK title will be full of bone breaking and flesh ripping aside from the stage getting covered in a pool of blood. Well, guess what? NetherRealm Studios have summed up an entire video full of that above for the upcoming release.

As usual, the developers got creative on making a bloody mess of each fighter at every given chance they had. All these gory showdown of kicking and screaming comes down to the gruesome finishes and to secure a flawless victory.

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If you are done with crushing bones and tearing body-parts, then here is an official footage of story prologue revolves around the plot of MK11.




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As we predicted earlier, Raiden goes full dark side this time and he will have no tolerance towards anyone who threatens Earthrealm. The God of Thunder decides to inflict a darker shade of justice by killing any enemies of the realm before they make any move.

Following the ending of Mortal Kombat X, a defeated Shinnok was taken in by the protector of Earthrealm to the Jinsei Chamber and endlessly torturing the old sorcerer. The fallen antagonist then points out to his captor that wearing his amulet, Raiden has changed for better.

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Elder God, Dark Raiden

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When Shinnok reminds him that he cannot really kill an Elder God, the lightning states that there are fates worse than death before decapitating his head to deliver it to Liu Kang of Netherrealm as a sign of warning and then teleports away.

What he doesn't know is that a new, fearful enemy named Kronica arrives at the scene, who dubs herself as "The Keeper of Time" and wishes to destroy the now corrupt Elder God for upsetting balance and meddling with timeline itself by previously changing it.

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One of the main characters throughout the series and the first female fighter, Sonya Blade gets a solo reveal trailer of her own.




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Even before the reveal event, there was rumor on social media of former UFC champion and current WWE Women's Champion Ronda Rousey to voice for fan-favorite Sonya Blade, which definitely turn out to be true and fans are happy as well.

Rousey was present at the livestream stage presentation and you can also see her in recording studio voicing for the character. Given her career background is being of a renowned martial artist, we can see her fitting well into the shoes of this strong female character.

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We all saw boss character Kronika at the end of the announcement trailer but newcomer Geras has remained a secret up until his official reveal.




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Debuting straight to the eleventh installment from the mainline MK games, Geras is shown as a force of nature. Aside from the newly introduced villain Kronika, he has some control over time, which makes him a pretty intimidating and threatening opponent.

Geras has mostly displayed his ability of manipulating other than his superior fighting skills.
The untold origin of this mysterious character within the lore and how he gets in conflict with the protectors of Earthrealm is yet to be revealed.

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By now, anyone who watched any of these video clips above already knows that recurring boss character Shao Kahn will be joining the fighters in the legendary death match as a pre-order bonus character but whether or not he has any involvement to the story is still unclear.

Pre-order for Mortal Kombat 11 is now available and the game will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. We are hyped up with all of these exciting reveals and cannot wait to see Dark Raiden in action upon launch.