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Mortal Kombat 11 is both the 11th fighting game and the 22nd installment in the Mortal Kombat series, developed by NetherRealm Studios, QLOC & Shiver and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released on April 23rd, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows via Steam.

Gameplay

NetherRealm Studios is known for having developed the Mortal Kombat titles, and also the Injustice series. For Mortal Kombat 11, the new Custom Character Variation system will be introduced, the official press release states that it will “deepen and personalize the player experience by giving them creative control of building customized versions of the character roster”.

Plot

Main article: Mortal Kombat 11's Story Mode

Some time after Shinnok's defeat at the hands of Cassie Cage, Raiden is seen torturing the fallen Elder God in the damaged Jinsei Chamber. The God of Thunder, now with a darker persona due to the Jinsei's corruption, announces to Shinnok that he will no longer have mercy and will destroy Earthrealm's enemies before they can attack the realm. Though Shinnok reminds him that he cannot kill an Elder God, but Raiden retorts that "There are fates worse than death" and decapitates him. Raiden resolves to deliver him to Liu Kang in the Netherrealm as a warning and before teleporting away.

The Keeper of Time, Kronika, appears in the chamber, enraged at Raiden for upsetting the balance of time after the events of Mortal Kombat X. She confronts and tells Shinnok that the Arc of Time bends to her will and that "it's only a matter of time." 

Tired of Earthrealm’s defiance, Kronika will bring order to the universe through any means necessary.[1]

Kombatants

Mortal Kombat 11 contains a roster of 24 playable characters and 10 DLC characters so far.

Returning Characters

New Characters

DLC Characters

Pre-Order

Kombat Pack

Aftermath

Kombat Pack 2

Non-Playable Characters (NPCs)

  • Argus (Konsumable)
  • Ashrah (Konsumable, Krypt Kollector trade item)
  • Blaze (Fighting Rain in the Krypt, Konsumable)
  • Batman (Joker's Puppet form and Friendship)
  • Bo' Rai Cho (Liu Kang's Arcade ending, Towers of Time modifier)
  • Chameleon (Occasionally falls to his death in the Pit, Krypt Kollector trade item)
  • Cyrax[2] (Story Mode fightable NPC, Towers of Time modifier)
  • Daegon (Konsumable)
  • Dairou (Konsumable)
  • Darrius (Konsumable)
  • Delia (Krypt Kollector trade item)
  • Descendant of Apep (Krypt Mode playable, deceased in Aftermath Story Mode)
  • Drahmin (Konsumable, head appears in the Krypt as Kollector trade item)
  • ED-209 (RoboCop's intro, Fatal Blow and Fatality)
  • Ermac (Deceased in the Krypt, Towers of Time modifier, morphed into by Shang Tsung)
  • Gemini (Konsumable)
  • Goro (Deceased in the Krypt, Story Mode, corpse sits on throne in Goro's Lair Arena, various Arcade endings)
  • Great Kung Lao (Kung Lao's summoned spirit and arcade ending, Aftermath Story Mode non-fightable NPC)
  • Hana (Nightwolf's Eagle Spirit)
  • Havik (Towers of Time modifier, Konsumable, Joker's Arcade ending)
  • Hotaru (Joker's Arcade ending)
  • Hsu Hao (Erron Black's intro - severed head, Towers of Time modifier, Joker's Arcade ending)
  • Hydro (Towers of Time modifier)
  • Jarek (Konsumable)
  • Jataaka (Konsumable)
  • Jerrod (Sindel's Arcade ending)
  • Kenshi Takahashi (Deceased in the Krypt, Towers of Time modifier, Krypt Kollector trade item)
  • Khameleon (Konsumable)
  • Kharon (Story Mode non-fightable NPC)
  • Khrome (Occasionally falls to his death in the Pit)
  • Kintaro (Shang Tsung's Shokan Reborn Fatality, Sheeva's Arcade ending)
  • Kiba (Nightwolf's Wolf Spirit)
  • Kidd Thunder (Raiden's Friendship)
  • Kira (Konsumable)
  • Kobra (Konsumable)
  • Komo (Nightwolf's Bear Spirit)
  • Kung Jin (Towers of Time modifier, Various Arcade endings)
  • Malebolgia (Spawn's Arcade ending and outro of the same name)
  • Mavado (Konsumable)
  • Meat (Towers of Time modifier, occasionally appears in Blood Pits of Krypt)
  • Moloch (Deceased in Goro's Lair, Towers of Time modifier)
  • Motaro (Konsumable, Sheeva's intro - severed head, Sheeva's Arcade Ending)
  • Nitara (Towers of Time modifier)
  • No-Face (Konsumable)
  • Onaga (Kung Lao's Arcade ending, Konsumable)
  • Oni (Towers of Time modifier)
  • Phlebiac Brothers (Spawn's Arcade ending)
  • Quan Chi (Towers of Time modifier, Krypt Kollector trade item, Sub-Zero's Arcade ending)
  • Reiko (Towers of Time modifier)
  • Reptile (Found in the Krypt, Towers of Time modifier, morphed into by Shang Tsung)
  • Sareena (Kabal's Arcade ending, Konsumable)
  • Sektor[2] (Story Mode fightable NPC, Towers of Time modifier)
  • Shinnok (Story Mode non-fightable NPC, Towers of Time modifier, appears in Shinnok's Bone Temple arena, various Arcade endings)
  • Smoke (Occasionally falls to his death in the Pit, Towers of Time modifier, morphed into by Shang Tsung)
  • Stryker (Towers of Time modifier, Krypt Kollector trade item, RoboCop's Arcade ending)
  • Takeda Takahashi (Various Arcade endings, Towers of Time modifier)
  • Tanya (Towers of Time modifier, Krypt Kollector trade item)
  • Tasia (Konsumable)
  • Taven (Konsumable)
  • Torr (Krypt Kollector trade item)
  • Tremor (Occasionally falls to his death in the Pit, Towers of Time modifier)
  • Triborg (Towers of Time modifier, head appears in the Krypt as Kollector trade item)
  • Violator (Spawn's Intro and Arcade ending)
  • Wanda Blake (Spawn's Friendship)
  • Water God (Konsumable)

Stages

Characters' live backgrounds

  • Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs and Jax in Special Forces Desert Command and Tank Garage Bunker
  • Kano and Kabal in Black Dragon Fight Club and Black Market Alley
  • Baraka in Tarkatan War Kamp
  • Kronika, Cetrion, and Geras in Kronika's Hourglass and Kronika's Keep
  • Kotal Kahn and Shao Kahn in Kotal's Koliseum
  • Kollector in Koliseum Beast Pen
  • Scorpion in Shirai Ryu Fire Garden
  • Liu Kang and Kung Lao in Wu Shi Dragon Grotto and Shaolin Trap Dungeon
  • D'Vorah in Lost Hive of The Kytinn
  • Frost in Cyber Lin Kuei Assembley
  • Noob Saibot in Shinnok's Bone Temple
  • Shang Tsung in Shang Tsung's Island Ruins
  • Sindel in Soul Chamber
  • Sheeva in Deadpool and Goro's Lair

Modes

A list of the modes that are available to play in Mortal Kombat 11.

  • Story Mode
  • Towers of Time
  • Klassic Towers
  • Krypt
  • Online
  • AI Battles
  • Characters
  • Kollection
  • Fatality Training
  • Training
  • Tutorials

New to the series

Gear System: Kombatants now have 3 Gear pieces unique to the character. The characters have a wide variety of Gear items to choose from. Additionally, the Gear items can be leveled up, to add special attributes that can help the player during single player or AI fights.

Achievements and Trophies

See Mortal Kombat 11 Achievements and Trophies.

Additional Content

The Premium Edition includes:

  • Steelcase
  • Kombat Pack[3]:
    • 6 new DLC playable characters
    • 1 week early access to DLC characters
    • 7 Skins
    • 7 sets of gear

The Kollector's Edition includes:

  • Everything from the Premium Edition
  • Exclusive Dragon Logo Magnet
  • Scorpion Mask

The Aftermath Kollection includes:

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Kombat Pack
  • Aftermath Expansion
    • New Cinematic Story
    • 3 new DLC playable characters
    • 3 new skin packs

The Ultimate includes:

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Kombat Pack 1 + 2
  • Aftermath Expansion

Development

The game was revealed by Ed Boon on December 6, 2018, at The Game Awards of 2018.

Cast

Voice actors whose audio for characters from previous games that are reused are credited as uncredited in italics. Voice actors whose audio is simply reused for minor characters are simply credited as uncredited.

Awards

IGN Fighting Game of the Year (2019)

Reception

Mortal Kombat 11 received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 82/100 on both PC[23] & PS4,[24] 78/100 on Switch,[25] and 86/100 on Xbox One.[26]

Trivia

  • This is the first game of the current timeline to have no Test Your Luck mode.
  • This is the first Mortal Kombat game in over 20 years, specifically since Mortal Kombat 4, to be titled with just a number rather than a subtitle. While the previous entry was the tenth game in the mainline series, Mortal Kombat X, as a Roman numeral, does not count, as all of the marketing referred to the "X" as the letter, not "ten".
  • Unlike the previous game, character dialogue listings during match introductions do not differentiate as a result of chosen skins, meaning Revenant versions of characters will talk as if they're still Human, and present-iterations of characters can speak as if they're their past-iterations.
  • This is the first mainline Mortal Kombat title to not feature Quan Chi as a playable character, a fightable enemy or so much as a cameo since his debut in Mortal Kombat 4 in 1997. Although he was not playable in Mortal Kombat Deception, he could still be found and fought in the game.
  • This game has a massive amount of skins, with everyone from the base roster having at least 60.
  • This is the first Mortal Kombat game where all playable characters speak during their own Arcade ending.
  • Between the Story Mode, Krypt and gameplay, many characters use reused audio for either gameplay or cameo appearances in the game from previous games like Mortal Kombat (2011) and Mortal Kombat X. The additional voices are listed in the cast, with the actors/actress that have their audio reused listed as italicized uncredited (See Above).
  • This marks the first game in which DLC that is added is also part of the Story Mode.
    • Additionally, the previously released DLC characters will also have roles in the expansion.
  • This game has no in-game character bio's. Every game in the main series starting from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has had this feature. The official Mortal Kombat 11 website has the official bios instead, which the DC Comics fighting game Injustice 2 had done previously.
  • With the release of Aftermath expansion, Mortal Kombat 11 marks the return of Friendships, which haven't be seen since Mortal Kombat Trilogy, released 15 years prior the update.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 is the second game in the series to feature two guest characters from a shared Universe in the game as playable characters, this being the Terminator and RoboCop from their shared comics and video game RoboCop Versus The Terminator. The first game to do this was Mortal Kombat X which features the Alien and Predator from their shared Alien vs. Predator franchise that spans different comics, video games and a cinematic franchise in film.
  • With the announcement Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, this will be the first game in the Mortal Kombat series to come to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
  • This is the second Mortal Kombat game to which Rain is a DLC Character, the first is Mortal Kombat (2011).

References

  1. Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Story Prologue Trailer
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQFZC6dzauM
  3. https://store.steampowered.com/app/976310/Mortal_Kombat11/. Steam Store. Retrieved on 2018-12-28.
  4. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120691002484961283
  5. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120691002484961283
  6. https://twitter.com/ThatsSoCravens/status/1120695371980607488
  7. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120746438479306753
  8. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1179103018425442306?s=21
  9. https://twitter.com/imkeithdavid/status/1166129284047458305
  10. https://twitter.com/Megalyn/status/1120810265103097856
  11. https://twitter.com/maraJunot/status/1195001155027255298
  12. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1156951993174433797
  13. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120719190158188544
  14. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120691002484961283
  15. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120691002484961283
  16. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120499804050685954
  17. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1314207233576562696
  18. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1120692034342461440
  19. https://twitter.com/noobde/status/1314190432558080001
  20. https://twitter.com/TheKombatTether/status/1153286869381255169/photo/1
  21. https://twitter.com/domcianciolo/status/1314207233576562696
  22. https://twitter.com/noobde/status/1258048222901256193
  23. Metascore for Mortal Kombat 11 on PCMetacritic, Retrieved February 28, 2020
  24. Metascore for Mortal Kombat 11 on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved February 28, 2020
  25. Metascore for Mortal Kombat 11 on SwitchMetacritic, Retrieved February 28, 2020
  26. Metascore for Mortal Kombat 11 on Xbox OneMetacritic, Retrieved February 28, 2020

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