December 6th, 2018 was the day that NetherRealm Studios had unexpectedly announced the arrival of the new Mortal Kombat 11. Possibly the most brutal action fighting game in the series to date is scheduled to launch on April 23 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Thankfully, the developer studio has been very keen on revealing plenty of game’s elements throughout this past couple of months. As such we are now quite able to paint the all-around picture that, for the sake of this article, we’ll title ‘’What’s the newest Mortal Kombat 11 game like?’’
Ever since the franchise birth on arcades, back in 1992, the Mortal Kombat fighting games have been captivating worldwide audiences with immeasurable violence, blood, gore, incredible narrative, and of course, unprecedented gameplay. Truth must be spoken, it looks like the newest Mortal Kombat 11 aims to push the iconic fighting game franchise’s standard even further atop. If you want to acquire the new & bloody Mortal Kombat 11 masterpiece in advance, as always, visit our Eneba Marketplace!
The fully revamped combat system, the smoothened up visual simulations, and the broadest character customization ever are but a few features to look forward to. Not to mention that this is the third and final chapter to the narrative that began with the Mortal Kombat (2011) release and will continue from the very moment Mortal Kombat X story left us. Today’s all about what to expect from the newest Mortal Kombat 11, and based on how NetherRealm is currently handling things, the title is destined for greatness.
What’s the newest Mortal Kombat 11 game like & when can we start?!
Since its very first reveal, the game’s launch date hasn’t been changed or re-scheduled, the MK 11 will launch on April 23, 2019. There will be three game variants available for purchase, the base game, the Premium Edition that comes in a steelbook case and grants access to all the upcoming DLC contents, and the Kollector’s Edition which will include the Premium Edition contents, an MK magnet, a special collector’s box and a magnificent Scorpion’s mask statue!
Of course, the Mortal Kombat 11 will also have a beta phase which will launch on March 28, however, the beta phase is exclusive only, to PS4 and Xbox One console owners who pre-order the game. The MK 11 pre-order also grants access to Shao Khan, one of the DLC characters. And for those that can’t wait for even a second more, the developer is also organizing The Online Stress Test which will take place on Friday, March 15th to Sunday, March 17th. You can sign-up for The Stress Test, however, it’s worth noting, that only console owners in the United States will be able to participate.
What’s the newest Mortal Kombat 11 game like – Kombat Changes
While Mortal Kombat 11 has definitely kept its core, that is, it’s still a one-on-one fighting video game with two-dimensional action in a three-dimensional environment. The power bars, the pre-set move patterns, iconic characters, X-Ray cam and gruesome fatalities are definitely intact, however, even these aspects have been overhauled to meet the desired perfection.
The running option that has been present in Mortal Kombat X and previous iterations is gone, and the overall game’s pace got toned down. The single super meter that charged from either dishing out, or receiving damage is now gone, and instead, the new game will now feature two separate meters – one for offence and one for defence, these will gradually fill up throughout the match.
One more new Kombat addition is the Crushing Blow feature. Crushing Blow is essentially an enhanced standard attack that can be activated under specific circumstances, for example by landing a successful counter-hit or performing a successful attack sequence. Flawless Block is another worthy-to-talk-about mechanic that will allow players to recover quicker as well as perform timely counter-attacks.
The infamous X-Ray cam is ever-so-present too! However, it has been overhauled and is now known as Fatal Blows. These, while not deadly, can change the tides of battle in seconds. Because of their undoubted power, there are restrictions to their use. First, Fatal Blow can only be used once throughout the match. Second, in order to use it, a player must be at 30% mark or lower. Such decisions will certainly make up for an interesting watch on the professional fighting scene.
What’s the newest Mortal Kombat 11 game like – Prologue to Narrative
Prepare for a breathtaking time-travelling story that begins right after the events of Mortal Kombat X! Here’s but a short recap on where the previous iteration ended. Raiden managed to beat Shinnok and thus save Earthrealm once again, although, the battle was very fierce and the God of Thunder himself got consumed by darkness. Protecting the Earthrealm is still his To-Do list, however, the means he considers justifiable have changed.
This can be seen on the Mortal Kombat 11 Official Story Prologue video where Raiden is torturing Shinnok atop of the tower, and then forcefully proclaims that mercy shouldn’t be wasted on the Earthrealm’s enemies. Following his words, Raiden forms a blade out of pure lightning and cuts Shinnok’s head clean off – this is supposed to serve as a good warning to the undead Liu Kang, or anyone else in fact. Not quite the Raiden you remember, right?
The minute Raiden leaves, a mysterious bald woman enters the scene, she tells Shinnok that this isn’t his destiny and brags that Raiden has once again upset the balance between the good and evil forces. This is the main Mortal Kombat 11 antagonist Kronika, apparently, she is able to manipulate the flow of time, and that’s where the real fun begins. Check the full prologue video piece down below, it’s quite something.
What’s the newest Mortal Kombat 11 game like – Character Customization (Kustomization?!)
NetherRealm Studios Injustice 2 release presented an unprecedented gear system which offers a full an array of options for full-scale character customization. They include clothing items, weapons, a variety of colours and more. And the new Mortal Kombat 11 game goes one step further. Along with the already familiar Character Variation system featured in Mortal Kombat X, the game will also include the gear system, however, for pure aesthetics only. And on top of the two, the new MK 11 also presents special augments which will affect characters in numerous ways, both stats- and mechanics-wise.As the Producer for the Core Technology Group at NetherRealm Studios, Trevor Traub states, augments will be an entirely different loot that a player will be able to get all throughout the entire Mortal Kombat 11 game. These will deeply personalize each player’s character.
One of the examples that he has provided in an interview with Xbox News states:
‘’Like Skarlet has a bunch of different arguments. You can make her get even more life from blood, totally different things like that.’’
Even without much information present, these augments sound darn awesome, however, not all the available augment options will be available in an online play, yet all the cosmetic choices will.