Mortal Kombat 11 to release on April 23rd, Raiden and Scorpion make a bloody mess in the debut trailer
Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios dropped two bombshells last night during The Game Awards: Mortal Kombat 11 is in development and will be released on April 23rd, 2019.
While there was no gameplay footage to speak of, the announcement came alongside a cinematic trailer that, as you’d expect, is certainly not for the faint of heart. The footage stars series stalwarts Raiden and Scorpion as they punch, kick, smash, gash, and spill buckets of blood from one another across a ruined temple setting. While it would’ve been nice to see some actual gameplay footage, we won’t have to wait too much longer. A proper reveal event for the game is slated for January 17th.
For now, check out the brutal Mortal Kombat 11 announcement trailer below:
One new feature introduced in Mortal Kombat 11 is the Custom Character Variation System, which allows you to create customized versions of the game’s characters.
“By giving players more creative control, Mortal Kombat 11 is a testament to why this iconic franchise is so strong and increasingly relevant after more than 25 years,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in a press release distributed this evening. “This game showcases NetherRealm Studios’ extensive talent to innovate and create epic experiences for the Mortal Kombat fans and new players alike.”
“It’s exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11 and showcase what the team has been working on,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalize their favorite fighters. We can’t wait until January when we’ll be showing more of the game.”