Mortal Kombat 11 gets gory gameplay debut, reveals creator of existence

Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 (Image credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

At The Game Awards 2018, Warner Bros. Interactive announced Mortal Kombat 11. The reveal featured a gory fight between Raiden and Scorpion which ended up in the latter's head being blown to bits through some charged electric attack. However, just when you think that the fight is over, a "modified" Scorpion shows up and kills Raiden in a few seconds.

Mortal Kombat 11 is expected to launch on Xbox One and other platforms on April 23, 2019, but if you preorder, you can gain access to the closed beta. The game comes in two main versions, one costing $59.99 and the other $99.99. If you own an Xbox One X, be sure to preorder it there because the game features enhancements for Microsoft's new console. There's also a collector's edition which features a replica of Scorpion's mask in black and gold materials.

Today, the company revealed the first look at Mortal Kombat 11 with a showcase of crushing new gameplay, new and returning fighters, confounding story elements, and innovative features that offer a more personalised experience than before. The event included an appearance by UFC Champion, Olympic medalist, and WWE Superstar, Ronda Rousey, who was announced as the voice of Sonya Blade. Rousey said, "I've been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to. Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat™ 11. It's a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing."

Alongside the reveal, there are trailers for the story and new characters. For example, the plot focuses on a time-bending narrative featuring Kronika, the first female boss character in Mortal Kombat history, who is the Keeper of Time and creator of existence. However, it appears Raiden has lost his mind after the events in the last game where he faced unsurmountable evil. Additionally, a new fighter named Geras was announced. Geras is a powerful and loyal servant of Kronika who is able to manipulate time, along with fan-favourite characters like Baraka, Raiden, Skarlet, Scorpion, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero.

Are you interested in Mortal Kombat 11? Let us know. It'll be interesting to see where the story takes us this time around. Hopefully it'll go back to its roots unlike Mortal Kombat X. It appears that the game has a marketing agreement with Microsoft because there was a lot of Xbox One marketing at the event. It seems like Mortal Kombat 11 runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X too.

Keep an eye on for all the latest in Xbox and Windows 10 gaming, accessories, news, and reviews!

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.