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Mortal Kombat 11

Postby Andrew on Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:32 pm

Reveal trailer has been...well, revealed.

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Looks like they're still rolling with the new/current timeline, with Raiden becoming corrupted once more. Also seems that Shao Kahn is back, though it remains to be seen whether he'll be involved in the story or just there to fight with in Arcade mode.
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Re: Mortal Kombat 11

Postby shadowgrin on Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:35 pm

As it should be.

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Re: Mortal Kombat 11

Postby Andrew on Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:56 pm

Does feel like a better fit.
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Re: Mortal Kombat 11

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm

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So among other things, Ronda Rousey is voicing Sonya Blade in this one, several familiar faces are returning, and the basic story is that they're trying to take down Raiden, who has become corrupted once more in the current timeline, much as he did in the original (mild spoilers for those who haven't finished Mortal Kombat X, yet).

Currently revealed roster is as follows:

Scorpion
Raiden
Liu Kang
Sonya Blade
Sub-Zero
Kung Lao
Baraka
Kitana
Kabal
Skarlet
Cassie Cage
Kronika (New Boss)
Geras
Shao Kahn (Pre-Order Bonus)

Shinnok, Johnny Cage and Kano haven't been confirmed as playable, but have a presence in the story. I'd be surprised if the latter two aren't playable, though. Movesets can also be altered, and costumes can be customised in a manner similar to Injustice 2.
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Re: Mortal Kombat 11

Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:17 pm

Hands On With Mortal Kombat 11

Looks like the story is going to be jumping around throughout the new and old timeline, thanks to the new boss being the one manipulating all the events since the beginning.

MK11 is a continuation of a story beat that was core to the 2011 series’ reboot. There, the story told across the 1992 original and its two sequels was changed due to a warning sent back through time to Raiden. The message came from a future version of himself, in the hope that foreknowledge would alter events and prevent his defeat at a later date. Subsequently characters, events and more were changed — but not all for the better.

The fallout of that intervention will be dealt directly in MK11, with the reveal of new big bad, Kronica. She’s “the boss of bosses,” director Ed Boon explains. “She’s been staging all the events since MK1 to MKX.”

And thus, a time travel caper forms the spine of the MK11 story. “We’re taking all the events of MK1, MK2, and MK3, and folding them on top of the current timeline,” Boon continues. “We have time quakes, characters meeting their former selves…[for example], young Liu Kang meeting revenant Liu Kang. It’s so cool.”


It sounds promising, though I'm usually not a big fan of introducing a new character and suggesting that they've actually been involved since the beginning, overriding the established canon and lore with a massive retcon. That's not to say MK's canon hasn't become a little messy anyway over the years, but it does feel a little forced. Still, it does fit with the notion of messing around with history that's been a big part of the current canon and timeline.

I was hoping that Shang Tsung would return as the Big Bad this time around though, especially after a couple of the Arcade Ladder endings in MKX where he came back from the dead.
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