Mortal Kombat 11 was officially revealed at The Game Awards on December 6th by Netherrealm Studios creative director and series co-creator, Ed Boon. The game will be released globally on April 23 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
A community reveal of the game will be presented on January 17th, which will reveal more features and gameplay.
Boon appeared onstage to present the award for best sports/racing game, when a trailer suddenly played featuring the darker version of Raiden, originally appearing in Mortal Kombat: Deception and teased in the conclusion of the previous game, Mortal Kombat X, and the face of Netherrealm Studios himself and series icon, Scorpion.
The trailer showed the two in combat, with Raiden emerging victorious, when suddenly, a different version of Scorpion wearing an outfit akin to his classic Mortal Kombat 2 look, appeared and performed a brutal fatality on Raiden, with the slogan, “You’re Next,” appearing onscreen.
The official game description from Netherrealm details customised characters in the game, a feature that was implemented in Netherrealm’s previous game, Injustice 2.
“The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customise the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.”
This will mark the first time in the past two console generations that a Mortal Kombat game will appear on a Nintendo platform.
The game is now available for pre-order.
The trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 can be watched here: