Mortal Kombat 11 made a surprise debut at the 2018 Game Awards with a shockingly right-around-the-corner release date of April 23. While that was enough to kickstart the fighting game community buzz, the initial cinematic trailer was short on gameplay details, leaving ravenous fans hungry for more details. However, at the time, NetherRealm promised a longer in-depth look on January 17, and the date is finally here.
Today, the developer, along with publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is set to host a grand unveiling event, which will have fans and community members in attendance. For those that aren’t able to go, the event is also being streamed. We’ll have a live feed of the event here and provide you with regular updates on all the news from the show. Pre-show interviews will begin at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT, and then the keynote will start at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT.
So far we know a few key details. The Steam page teased custom character variations, possibly borrowing from the latest in NetherRealm’s other fighting series. It also boasted the return of “Klassic” fighters, and a story mode that continues the saga. The trailer showed Raiden, along with two Scorpions. That could signal some sort of multi-verse or time travel implications. A beta is planned for March on PS4 and Xbox One, so we’re likely to hear more details about that as well. NetherRealm has already revealed the cover art.
Pre-ordering MK11 will net you Shao Khan as a playable character, but the roster has plenty of room. We’ve heard rumors of a Spawn cameo, and athlete and actress Ronda Rousey teased an appearance at the show, so she may be involved in some capacity.
We’re likely to hear much more very soon, but in the meantime you check out our pre-order guide for more details.