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Ronda Rousey Is In Mortal Kombat 11 As Sonya Blade

Mortal Kombat 11 will feature a surprising guest star. During the game’s big reveal livestream, developer NetherRealm announced that athlete and current WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will be supplying the voice for series staple Sonya Blade.

Rumors that Rousey would be voicing Sonya in the upcoming fighting game were circulating prior to the reveal. Rousey herself further fueled the speculation by sharing a picture of an invitation she received for the reveal event on Instagram.

“Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass girl that I saw come onto the scene, and I’ve always admired her and admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way,” Rousey said during the stream. Rousey shares more of her thoughts on voicing the character in the trailer above. You can also see some gameplay footage of Sonya in action below.

Sonya is one of several veteran Mortal Kombat characters who were confirmed during the reveal event; we also got our first look at Liu Kang, Baraka, Sub-Zero, and Skarlet, who was originally one of the DLC characters released for Mortal Kombat 9. NetherRealm also revealed a brand-new character, Geras, who has time-control abilities.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Mortal Kombat game without an absurd amount of gore, and we got to see some of the inventive and gruesome ways the characters will dismember each other in Mortal Kombat 11’s first gameplay trailer. NetherRealm also showed off some of the game’s brutal new fatalities.

Mortal Kombat 11 launches on April 23. The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Those who pre-order it will receive Shao Kahn as a bonus character. Ahead of the game’s launch, NetherRealm will hold a beta for PS4 and Xbox One on March 28.

Source: GameSpot.com

The Textorcist is a bullet-hell-meets-typing game

When I hear the word “exorcism,” I think of head-twisting girls with the uncanny ability to crawl on walls and ceilings. I picture old, wrinkled men in robes frantically reciting Latin at a blistering pace while the possessed thrash in their beds and foam at the mouth. Seeing previews for The Exorcist as a child scarred me, and I haven’t been able to return to many horror movies since. Fortunately, that’s not the case with MorbidWare’s upcoming game The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia.

Priest Ray Bibbia has all he needs: a bible, a dinky computer, and a lot of nerve. Follow him around town and rid seedy places of demonic presences. The Textorcist plays like a typical overhead bullet hell game — with the exception of actual weapons on your part. Are you a good multitasker? You better be.

To banish a demon, you have to finish typing incantations while dodging a storm of attacks. In order to successfully get the incantations across, you have to be within a certain range of the monster (no hiding in the corner!). Any spelling error results in having to start the entire chant over again. If you’re confident in your abilities to type and dodge to a heavy metal soundtrack, this might be the game for you.

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia launches on Windows PC via Steam on Feb. 14 for $14.99.

Source: Polygon.com

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition Is Expensive, But Has A Scorpion Mask

NetherRealm shared more details on Mortal Kombat 11 today, including its high-end limited edition with goodies aimed at hardcore fans of the hard-hitting series. It’s a sizable package, and the centerpiece is a neat costume prop honoring one of the series’ most iconic characters.

The “Kollector’s Edition” boasts a 1:1 scale Scorpion mask measuring at 35 x 18 x 21 cm. That includes both the dark cowl and the bright gold mouthpiece, giving that important otherworldly look. We saw it on stage during the presentation, and it actually appears like it could reasonably fit on the heads of the two hosts around it.

Other baubles in the Kollector’s Edition include the Premium Edition of the game that includes the Kombat Pack, a Kollector’s Box, and a Steelcase with MK logo medallion magnet. Kombat Packs were the name given DLC character packs in Mortal Kombat X, and GameSpot has contacted WB to confirm details for this one. It also appears as if the magnet may fit into an indentation in the case.

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According to a listing on GameEtop’s website, this special edition will be priced at $300 in the US. It also appears to be PS4- and Xbox One-only.

The Mortal Kombat 11 reveal stream was packed with new information for the upcoming fighting game, including an extended look at gameplay, a montage of fatalities, and the first solid story details. The announcement also confirmed the beta dates for PS4 and Xbox One, and started to reveal the character roster. The game itself is coming on April 23 to those two platforms, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: GameSpot.com

Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya Blade to be voiced by Ronda Rousey

At the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal, NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon revealed that Ronda Rousey will be voicing one of Mortal Kombat’s original fighters: Sonya Blade.

In a short documentary-style video (above), Rousey revealed that she’s been a longtime Mortal Kombat fan and has tried to emulate Blade throughout her life and career. Considering her history as the first woman UFC champion and her recent move to the WWE, we’d say she’s emulated Sonya pretty successfully. She later appeared on stage at the reveal event to talk about her new role in front of the live audience.

In the Mortal Kombat universe, Sonya Blade is the general of the Earthrealm Special Forces and tends to fight with gadgets, military tech, and shockwave gauntlets. One of the fatalities revealed during the event showed Sonya shooting her opponent into the blades of a helicopter. In the future Mortal Kombat X timeline, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage have a daughter, Cassie Cage.

Sonya Blade has appeared in nearly all of the Mortal Kombat games as either a fighter or cameo.

Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on April 23.

Source: Polygon.com

First Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer looks great, disgusting

NetherRealm Studios gave Mortal Kombat fans their first look at gameplay from its next fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11, during a reveal event in Los Angeles on Thursday. The trailer showcases a new level of graphic violence, as well as a peek at the customization and fighting variations coming to the game.

Mortal Kombat 11’s debut gameplay trailer also confirms part of the game’s roster, which includes some obvious candidates like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, and Raiden. Also returning are Skarlet and Baraka, who will be joined by a newcomer known as Geras in MK11.

The trailer shows off some of Mortal Kombat 11’s gore, which includes, naturally, a lot of blood, but also uses flesh ripping in some truly disgusting ways. Baraka, for example, rips Scorpion’s face clean off and takes a bite of bicep with those big teeth.

While the above trailer is mainly focused on gameplay, there are hints about Mortal Kombat 11’s story within. More details on the single-player campaign are revealed in a new story prologue trailer, below.

Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on April 23.

Source: Polygon.com

Watch Mortal Kombat 11’s New Fatalities

Mortal Kombat is known for many things, but none is more iconic than its over-the-top Fatalities. NetherRealm knows where its bread is buttered, so it made a point to show off a special Fatalities trailer during its Mortal Kombat 11 presentation.

The montage is a bloody visceral series of blood and viscera. You’ll see bones crunch, sinew snap, heads fly, and brains made for a tasty snack. It’s all very painful to watch, in that special Mortal Kombat way. You can check it out above.

The reveal event also debuted a new character named Geras, announced actress Ronda Rousey as the voice behind Sonya Blade, and showed off some new gameplay systems like the Fatal Blows. NetherRealm also teased more announcements to come on its series of Kombat Kasts.

A beta will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on March 28, ahead of the game’s April 23 release date. You can gain access by pre-ordering through select retailers, which will also net you access to Shao Khan.

Source: GameSpot.com

Mortal Kombat 11: Watch Some New Fatalities

Mortal Kombat is known for many things, but none is more iconic than its over-the-top Fatalities. NetherRealm knows where its bread is buttered, so it made a point to show off a special Fatalities trailer during its Mortal Kombat 11 presentation.

The montage is a bloody visceral series of blood and viscera. You’ll see bones crunch, sinew snap, heads fly, and brains made for a tasty snack. It’s all very painful to watch, in that special Mortal Kombat way.

The reveal event also debuted a new character named Geras, announced actress Ronda Rousey as the voice behind Sonya Blade, and showed off some new gameplay systems like the Fatal Blows. NetherRealm also teased more announcements to come on its series of Kombat Kasts.

Of course, we’ve only seen a select few Fatalities so far, as a fairly limited portion of the roster has been revealed so far. Among those confirmed playable characters, we have the likes of Raiden, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and others. They’re sure to have other Fatalities available to them, but you can see those revealed to this point in the video above.

A beta will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on March 28, ahead of the game’s April 23 release date. You can gain access by pre-ordering through select retailers, which will also net you access to Shao Khan in the full game.

Source: GameSpot.com

Mortal Kombat 11’s First Bloody Gameplay Trailer Revealed

After its surprise debut at the 2018 Game Awards, fans have been waiting for more Mortal Kombat 11 details to get over here. NetherRealm formally took the wraps off of the new fighting game with a livestream keynote, starting with the reveal of its first official gameplay trailer.

The video, which you can watch below, shows off a variety of veteran Mortal Kombat characters battling it out. In addition to Raiden and Scorpion–both of whom were featured during the Game Awards trailer–we got our first look at Liu Kang, Baraka, Sub-Zero, Sonya, and the returning Scarlet, who was a DLC character for Mortal Kombat 9. And in true Mortal Kombat fashion, we got to see plenty of gruesome fatalities.

During the keynote, NetherRealm confirmed that there will be different variations of fighters, and players will be able to customize these with different costume pieces, intros, and more. We had previously heard about custom character variations, which was a logical progression from Injustice 2. We also knew MK 11 would mark the return of “Klassic” fighters; during the Game Awards trailer, we saw two Scorpions battling against Raiden. Fans suspected that could signal some time travel or multi-verse implications.

Mortal Kombat 11 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23. A beta is planned for March on PS4 and Xbox One ahead of its launch. Players who reserve the title will also get a bonus fighter: Shao Kahn. Check out our pre-order guide for more details.

Source: GameSpot.com

Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Feel every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment in the worldwide reveal of Mortal Kombat 11’s gameplay!
Source: GameSpot.com

New Overwatch Skins Coming With Lunar New Year 2019 Event

Overwatch is once again ringing in the new lunar calendar with an in-game event. This time it’s the Year of the Pig, and as usual we can expect a slew of new skins to mark the occasion. Obviously, Roadhog needs to take center stage this time.

Year of the Pig will kick off on January 24, 2019 and lasts through February 8. Until then, Blizzard promises to show off a new skin every day on its Twitter and Facebook social channels. You might say they’re going to toss around some pigskins.

Last year’s Lunar New Year event was the Year of the Dog. It included a host of skins and other cosmetics, along with a special capture the flag mode. Or fetch, as the case may be. Since then we’ve gotten a few new characters added to the roster, including Wrecking Ball and Ashe. Both of them are behind the rest of the crew on the full-makeover Legendary skins, so we may see some added with this update.

Blizzard has been adding new Overwatch updates fairly regularly, most recently with a mini-event circulating around Ana and giving away a free skin for the character. And that followed just after the Winter Wonderland event. Blizzard has been undergoing some executive staff changes in recent months, but Overwatch is still among its most consistently maintained games.

Source: GameSpot.com