NetherRealm Studios has confirmed Jade is returning to the fight in Mortal Kombat 11. A new gameplay trailer for Jade dropped during the developer’s Kombat Kast live stream on February 14. You can watch it above.
Jade’s Mortal Kombat 11 trailer reveals her moveset now allows her to set up combos a little more easily in comparison to Mortal Kombat 9, and her new Crushing Blow and gruesome Fatality are proof she hasn’t lost her edge. She sports a new outfit in Mortal Kombat 11, but it’s still Jade’s staple green. The ninja also hasn’t lost her touch when it comes to delivering quips either.
Here’s how NetherRealm’s official announcement describes her MK11 incarnation: “Now resurrected by an evil sorcerer, she serves the Netherrealm as an undead Revenant. Death hasn’t slowed Jade down, though. She still thrashes her enemies with her bo staff, razorrang, and patronizing put-downs.’
Jade has been a part of the franchise since appearing as an unplayable character in the series’ second entry, making her official debut in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. She last appeared in Mortal Kombat 9. Jade is a fairly fast fighter who’s good at space control and pushing opponents back, able to use her staff and daggers to dish out damage from a slight distance as well.
Other fighters confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11 include Kabal, D’Vorah, Kano, and several other franchise veterans. Scooby Doo’s Shaggy, NetherRealm confirms, is not coming to Mortal Kombat 11 though. We’ve seen several cool skins for these characters as well, which are collected in a gallery.
During Mortal Kombat 11’s gameplay debut, director Ed Boon revealed in-game customization options. Each character has three pieces of gear that you can change, and there are more general makeover options as well. For example, Scorpion can switch up which katana he uses, as well as his mask and spear. A fighter’s abilities can be customized as well.
Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC on April 23. The game will have a beta test beforehand though–currently scheduled for March and only for Xbox and PS4–if you want to try it out before pre-ordering.