During last night's Game Awards, we were all surprised to finally see the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11 on stage with an amazing looking cinematic intro for the game. All of which came about as a surprise when Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios was brought out to present the award for a genre he is not known for and the below trailer started to play. It is all cinematic and no actual gameplay to view here, but it does show us a little bit for Mortal Kombat 11 and also gives us the surprise that it will be launching on April 23rd for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. Yes, you saw all of those platforms correctly given the past of it being only on the two big consoles over the past years.
Before you dig into the new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11, there is a little bit more to take in as well even if it is not directly explained here in the trailer. It looks like this title will offer up character customization for this game and if it is like what we see in the trailer, it will be like Injustice 2's version of it all. Same characters, but different gear to change their look. Not the biggest of shocks for Mortal Kombat 11, but it is something that is coming and I am guessing we will know more on January 17th when the first community event for this game will go down. I am guessing this is where we will get even more details on bundles and other New characters coming to the game.
Mortal Kombat 11 — Official Announce
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.
Available for pre-order beginning Dec. 7 is the Mortal Kombat 11 standard edition for $59.99 SRP. The Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition is also available for pre-order at $99.99 which includes the base game and the Kombat Pack. All pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, ‘Shao Kahn’. Those who pre-order on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, at select retailers, will also receive access to the beta, which will be available in March for those platforms.
If you are completely ready to throw your money at Mortal Kombat 11, you can do so as of this posting. As of right now, we have two bundles with a little description for them. There is the basic game and then the Premium Edition. The latter coming with the core video game and the Kombat Pack. I am guessing that will be a Season Pass of DLC for Mortal Kombat 11, but all we have is a name for now. At least if you pre-order you will be able to unlock Shao Kahn for your game. Also if you go for the PS4 or Xbox One version you will gain access to the planned beta coming in March there.
Are you overly surprised that Mortal Kombat 11 was announced or are you shocked with how quick it is coming to us? Do you think that the character customization will be just about the same as Injustice 2's or will it be a new overhaul for the IP? What characters do you think we will see in the final version of the game in April? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. When we have more for Mortal Kombat 11, we will share it all here. Be sure to stick around on the site here to keep up to date on all of it.