I think there will be an alliance between Raiden and Hotaru. This is because they both want the same thing which is universal order. Daegon and Onaga will be on the same side and possibly join the alliance of Hotaru and Raiden. I would like to see Shujinko join the Forces of Light in a battle against Raiden and Company.
We should probably take into consideration of the Royal Revenants, Liu Kang and Kitana. They should probably take Raiden's warning as a threat and go up against him. So no, we can have Netherrealm and the Forces of Light joining forces.
The Jensei was corrupted with the stain of Shinnok. It was only when Raiden cleansed it with his powers that he was corrupted like contracting the corruption. Now that the Jensei is clean, we can start sending knocked out revenants in there like at the beginning of MKX.
Blitz4560 wrote: We know at some point Liu Kang and the others will be restored. The only question is how?
I really hope so, but I'm not confident. Only because Netherrealm seems really intent on burying Liu Kang and making him act so out of character for no real valid reason. A lot of people have said that it's Ed who hates Liu, but I don't know if I buy that.
Still, MKX's story was so bad, it kinda made MK9's worse for me in retrospect, regardless of who at Netherrealm doesn't like what character. I feel I'll be lucky at this point for even a little bit of goodwill to be brought back to the lore with the next game.
I would love to see No Face make a fully playable appearance for MK 11. Because Tremor had his appearance in MKX, and we don't have a full time major pyromaniac character yet either. I think he would be a good choice for the game.
Liu Kang, Scorpion and Shang Tsung are you fire wielders. Of course, they're not technically maniacs. I think that No Face would be great to have and to play but I doubt they'll put him in just for that specifically.
I would love to see Motaro too. I do understand it would take a lot of money to create him but I believe that if they create him in this new format then they will have a lot of people paying just to have him. They'll make their money back that way.
Huh, now there seems to be speculation that Netherrealm could be waiting on the next generation of consoles for MK11. Not sure about you, but having to wait till the PS5/Xbox Two, and thereby having only one MK game this gen would be a new level of "get fucked" for me, though could see it happening. Just not sure at the moment what next gen system I'll eventually gravitate towards, without having to experience some broken PC port of the game.
Blitz4560 wrote: I don't think they're holding off. And besides the Game Awards is coming up. I definitely think an MK 11 reveal will happen if NetherRealm shows up for the event on December 6th.
Unfortunately I can't seem to find any kind of list of game devs that will be at the event. I feel like if NRS shows up at all we can expect some kind of news, because they'd have no other reason to be there as they don't have any games to be nominated for the awards. However... I have next to no hope that they'll actually be there, though.
Dragonspyne wrote: I don't think it would be that bad if they held off till 2020. It only gives them enough time to really develop the story.
Because MKX had a lackluster one at best. And if the undead heroes are revived then I won't have much to complain about. The only thing we need is a even amount of heroes and villains for the game plus 1 or 2 neutral characters.
The quality of the story just depends on the writers, not so much the development time that would be focused more on other things/gameplay. If there's still shitty writing, then it won't matter how long the game was worked on.
I think as far as the dialogue/vocabulary is concerned, MKX was very respectable. The emphasis must lie on the overall story aspects in order to take advantage of the superb "little things" writing, though. I just finished the Arkham series and this immediately made me think of it. The dialogue in all of those games is fantastic, but only City had that amazing overall story writing in my opinion. The truth is most consumers don't pay a whole lot of attention to details, so if the major plot is shit, then the little gems of dialogue writing aren't enough to carry the load.
A.K.A.., pretty much all the veterans people wanted for MKX DLC that were cucked by guest characters. It'll be interesting at least to see how many of them make it in the base game of MK11, taking into account how much some of them were still requested throughout the last game's lifepsan.
Honestly, pretty much everyone who wasn't in MKX needs a chance to be in MK11. Revamps are needed with some characters and, between Mokap and Meat, some characters should become skins for other characters.
Blitz4560 wrote: Kai is one character that should've gotten his spot in MKX instead of Bo' Rai Cho. I don't have any issues with Bo' Rai Cho, but Kai, Reiko and a few others should have gotten their spots in the game.
he was introduced as a ninja in MK4, and when he returned in Armageddon, he was a Shao Kahn clone. but who knows, maybe a potential appearance in MKXI could redeem him.
Interesting for sure. Some of the information is very exciting but then some of it sounds really shitty. I hope the story is real as well as the adventure mode and the ability to modify the characters. Really close to Kreate-a-Kombatant (personally liked that in MK: Armageddon). The rest of it seems kind of weird. Even the lack of some characters seems weird.
Blitz4560 wrote: Another thing too, NRS needs to stop treating Liu Kang like shit. I have had enough of it.
You aren't the only one. Its seriously gotten old. Its like ever since Deadly Alliance they've been hellbent on displaying some sort of weird contempt for him. I know people who enjoyed Zombie Liu Kang in Deception and Armageddon, but for me it just felt like a slap in the face and worse than just killing him off. What's really irritating is that Liu has a lot of potential to be a great character story-wise, a hero who has character flaws (at times his ego does seem to rival Johnny's), has his beliefs challenged and goes through changes. But NRS seems intent on making him a whiny generic villain because...they think its cool and edgy, I guess?
"Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise.
The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize 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."
Loving that Shao Kahn is back. Would love it more if Shao ended up in the story somehow.
The woman next to the hour glass seems to be a manipulator of time. I saw a theory (and I'm agreeing with it) that the second Scorpion is a time travelling Scorpion hense the classic Scorpion. I also hope that the woman ends up being the Mysterious Woman we've known about since Jade's MK9 ending.
probably time to rename the next thread, or make future of mk part 7 the subtitile
possibly hinted in the trailer : mutlivers/time travel, mk9 style damage?, tag?
definitely returning in some capacity: shao, raiden an scorpion, variations, skins
I hope this still expands more on earth, outworld and netherrealm just not pull all new characters from new places. so many things are not really that filled out. (races and mobs etc, If the temple is gone where does Raiden get goons, he teaching MMA fighters magic or just doing all himself)
Dayum. I was laughing my ass off through the whole trailer, partly from excitement and partly at the ratshit music. No shade at anyone who likes 21 Savage, but that sort of hip hop doesn't suit MK thematically IMO. Also, the custom character variations system sounds cool but has me a bit worried. I'm just hoping its not too much like Injustice 2's randomized Gear racket.
I'm a little concerned about the variations also. I just hope there was enough time to put some focus into story. MKX story was a little lack luster and, if my newly adopted theory is correct, this is going to be the most complicated story from MK ever.
I know a few characters will be back for MK 11. Like Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Jax, Kitana, Kung Lao, Sonya, Johnny Cage, Kano, Ermac and Reptile. They are some of our favorite characters after all. But it does wonder me. What other fan favorites from MK1 to MK3 will actually return and be playable?
That is correct. I have to wonder that if there is to be the multiverse in this game then potentially this could end up being the second Armageddon game which would have each character since MK1. Could you imagine? That's nuts!
Dragonspyne wrote: I can see what you're saying. Personally though, he was a favorite of mine in MKX. His variations were so well done. I just didn't like that they took so long to make him good.
Still though, Shang Tsung they left much unexplored with, and if anything I'd like to see how he would do being back without Quan Chi or a rival sorcerer around, kinda like the MK1-3 days. Not to mention Quan Chi's story has been done to death now, and got the closure people were waiting for when Scorpion got his revenge and beheaded him.
And yeah, vanilla MK3 was an exception to the rule. They probably didn't realize just how popular Scorpion already was by then, and quickly fixed that mistake by putting out Ultimate MK3.
@Ridley: It doesn't surprise me that MK11 doesn't have any comic books. It seems like anytime MK releases a comic it doesn't really sell a lot. I personally would love to see one though.
@Blitz: I have to agree with Ridley. There really are no more bosses that we can have back since most of them are actually dead. However, if we were to want a boss back then I would love to see Motaro. Assuming that NRS can do the animation at a lower cost, Motaro would be extremely cool to have back. I guess the only other option would have to be Blaze but I don't consider him a boss because he's not really a villain.
Dragonspyne wrote: Actually, now that I think about it, what if Sheeva and Kotal Kahn get together?
Well, they were on good terms with each other in the comics, so I don't see why not. Assuming Sheeva does come back in MK11, I hope they give her the outfit she wore in the comics, because I really loved that costume.
@Dynamo: I agree that the costume from MKX was really cool. Personally, I don't doubt we'll see Sheeva. I believe that Goro will be the new host for Onaga and Sheeva, in the name of Goro, will want to destroy Onaga so that Goro would be avenged.
Dragonspyne wrote: @Dynamo: I agree that the costume from MKX was really cool. Personally, I don't doubt we'll see Sheeva. I believe that Goro will be the new host for Onaga and Sheeva, in the name of Goro, will want to destroy Onaga so that Goro would be avenged.
That I do agree with as well. I doubt that Reptile will serve as the host for Onaga this time around.
Blitz4560 wrote: We know at some point Liu Kang and the others will be restored. The only question is how?
Well, I have a theory.
Ashrah has her kriss sword, her sword can exorcise demons (as seen at her ending, when she tries to "kill" Noob Saibot) maybe she could defeat the specters and make they humans again, but that's just speculation.
Looking at it more from screenshot comparisons that were taken like this one, I really like how the "2nd Scorpion" that appears resembles not only UMK3 Scorpion and some other versions of the time, but the mask looks so much like the one from Mythologies. The resemblance is uncanny.
As cool as that would be, I'm sure they would only want to use what they have used such as any character from MK1 - MKX. Cyborg Noob would be cool to see but that would incorporate an alternate universe.
yeah really not sure, especially since I feel like injustice 3, will involve another universe, ie there being at least 3-4 universes in it, since injustice verse has split based on endings, and well the other universe from the first game, earth prime, etc etc
being just old and new would be simple, but would result in less being told. all being told, i want MK to go back in time to the first mortal kombat, 9 tournaments before legendary kung lao versus shang shung. we have 19 MK tournaments which haven't been covered, everything else is usually just war past the two lui kang wins, never really cover kung lao's one win, or the 9 wins of goro and shang shung