Mortal Kombat has always been known for its gore and guts, and the first Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveals that the latest game in the series promises to be one of the most brutally violent yet.
NetherRealm Studios first revealed the upcoming instalment of the game during the 2018 Game Awards. Now, we finally have some Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay footage and more details on what to expect from the upcoming game.
Mortal Kombat 11 is set right after the events of Mortal Kombat X, which was released in 2015. This is a helluva way to introduce the first Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay footage, with some of the moments featuring all the gore, blood and brutal drama we’ve come to love from the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Baraka, from Mortal Kombat 2, returns in Mortal Kombat 11. This vicious character was a fan favourite, and his extremely violent moves were shown off during the Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal. In it, he faces off against Mortal Kombat legend, Scorpion. Both these characters delivered some seriously epic blows in the gameplay reveal. Some of these included a slow-motion shot of Baraka biting into Scorpion and pulling out a vein.
Fatalities are back. In this Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal, Baraka’s Fatality sees him literally ripping off Scorpion’s face and skull, and picking his brain out with a blade, then brutally biting into it. A bunch of other bloody Fatalities are shown at the end of the presentation, which you can check out below.
Another new character in Mortal Kombat 11, Geras, was also briefly revealed during the gameplay event. Other Mortal Kombat classic characters like Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade are also set to return in Mortal Kombat 11.
The Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay revealed new game mechanics that will be introduced, including three new meters. Traditionally, one meter was used to track the offensive attacks, defensive moves, and super moves. Now, three meters will be available to players in Mortal Kombat 11, which include:
- A horizontal meter, which measures the offence attacks;
- A verticle meter, which shows the defensive attacks; and
- A meter, which tracks the special moves and allows for more Brutalities, Fatalities and huge amounts of violence and gore.
Visually, Mortal Kombat 11 looks to be one of the most detailed, and realistic looking games in the history of the franchise. This all adds to how brutal and dramatically violent the game looks and feels to players. Other new features include better character customizations, with you being able to really make the characters appear to be life-like, creating a more authentic experience in Mortal Kombat 11.
Although the game has been updated somewhat, this Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay doesn’t feel as thrilling as its predecessor’s reveal. The game doesn’t look to have too many major upgrades and updates. With that being said, Mortal Kombat 11 is probably everything you’re looking for in a fighting game and fans of the franchise are sure to bask in the brutality of this new game.
Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release on 23 April 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The beta begins on 28 March 2019.
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