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Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11

Genre: Fighting
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interac...
Release Date:
April 2019
Friday, 23 October 2020
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:45pm 23/10/20 | 0 Comments
Among the likes of the T-800 and RoboCop, Mortal Kombat 11's guest cast is almost sitcom levels of laughter and "woooooo!"s, but hey, this is an action game that pretends to have a story, so in the end, it all makes awesome sense. Overnight, it was revealed the one man army, Rambo, would be the latest invitee to the battle for the Mortal Realms.

Here's the official readable tracks from NetherRealm:
John J. Rambo, the former Special Forces soldier, brings his unique fighting skills to the Mortal Kombat universe, equipped with his signature survival knife for up close encounters and compound bow for longer range targets. As an expert in hand-to-hand combat, Rambo attacks with vicious grapples and uses traps to keep his opponents guessing, combined with his brutal strength to take on any Kombatant who stands in his way.

Rambo, licensed by STUDIOCANAL, joins the roster as a new playable fighter on 18th Nov. as part of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2 and will include character skin variants inspired by the “First Blood,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III” films.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate pre-orders are available now providing immediate access to Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1 and the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion upon purchase.

Players who already own Mortal Kombat 11 can upgrade their experience by pre-ordering Kombat Pack 2 now. Current Mortal Kombat 11 owners can also purchase Kombat Pack 1 or the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion for $59.95

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2 pre-orders will receive the Time Warriors Skin Pack at launch featuring three new character skin variants, including “Dark Web” Noob Saibot, “HCF” (Halt and Catch Fire) Liu Kang and “BloodKode ” Skarlet.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate offers the definitive Mortal Kombat 11 experience with the addition of Kombat Pack 2 featuring new playable fighters Rain, Mileena and Rambo, along with the previously released Mortal Kombat 11 main game, Kombat Pack 1 and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is scheduled to release globally beginning 18th Nov. on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switchä, PC and Stadia. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate owners and new buyers on PS4 or Xbox One can access free upgrades to the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S versions of their game at no additional cost, delivering 4K dynamic resolution, enhanced visuals, improved loading times and more, available in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate launch.
Now that you've been given your orders, or simply gone AWOL, hiding in the shrubs, watch this childhood dream of a trailer where Arnie and Sly cross paths in one of the best OTT series of all time.

Thursday, 7 May 2020
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:35pm 07/05/20 | 3 Comments
And the reason Robocop gets top billing in that headline is because... Robocop. Add to that Peter Weller is offering voice options and that Mortal Kombat has now just become a conduit to all of the best things about our childhoods (Predator, Terminator, Freddy, Jason...) alongside its own cheesy story and, well, you've got yourself a nostalgic stew.

But yeah, there is a new story tangent with the Aftermath update, so here's PlayStation Blog to fill you in:
The new chapters in time-twisting narrative of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath allowed us to give Nightwolf, Fujin, and Sheeva their most sizable roles in any Mortal Kombat game to date. We get to learn more about what drives them, from Fujin’s devotion to Earthrealm’s mortals to Sheeva’s undying loyalty to her empress, Sindel. The story also allows us to see these incredible fighters in action. Our cinematics team has dreamed up a whole host of pulse-pounding action sequences which utilize each character’s signature abilities.
Which is cool, but let's be honest, this is all about the inclusion of Robocop and Peter Weller. Check out the trailer embedded below. Aftermath will be available from May 26.

And now this...

Monday, 9 March 2020
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 07:27pm 09/03/20 | 1 Comments
And based on the latest gameplay video, this addition to the ever-growing roster of walk-in cult characters for Mortal Kombat 11, Todd McFarlane's Spawn, looks to be a great outside fighter worth exploring. Plus, he's already dead, so... Fatality already done?

Personally I liked Spawn early on in my comic book-reading life but its creator has questionable tactics, though that's not the character's fault, if we're breaking through four walls. Plus, Keith David has voiced him, so there's also that.


Here's the skinny:
The wait is over! Spawn makes his Outworld debut in Mortal Kombat 11 beginning with Early Access on March 17. Full Release March 24!
Yep, not much to go on, other than Spawn has chains, an invisibility move, fire is (unfortunately) his friend and Spawn fans owe a lot to a specific Returning of a Dark Knight... type.

Watch the trailer embedded below.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:58pm 02/10/19 | 0 Comments
Warnber Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm overnight have dropped a new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 featuring The Terminator: Dark Fate's Arnie-likened T-800 Terminator. And its glorious.

Dropping incidentally on my birthday, MK11 has a massive roster, with Arnie joining the fray as "part of the Kombat Pack" -- a premium buy-in season pass-like dealie. And while it's hard to overtly support these types of monetisations of games, if you watch the trailer it's kind of hard not to want Arnie and the exo-skellie on your character select screen.

Here's Warner's official word on the new *ahem* kontent:
Kombat Pack owners will also have access to new character skins (available Oct. 8), including:
  • Alternate Terminator T-800 character skins.
  • New Cassie Cage (“Cassie Quinn”) character skin inspired by DC villain, Harley Quinn.
  • Double Feature Skin Pack, featuring new character skins for Sonya Blade (“Cyborg Hunter”), Kano (“Cash Machine Kano”) and Johnny Cage (“Red Carpet Johnny Cage”).
Additionally, all Mortal Kombat 11 owners have access to current and upcoming free content updates, including:
  • Added Tournament Variation (available now) – Third tournament variation added for all characters, which can be used in Kombat League, offline Tournament mode and any match with Kompetitive mode enabled.
  • Kombat League Season 4 (available now) – Next installment of the seasonal ranked mode, entitled the “Season of Chaos,” is available now, allowing players to compete against other online Kombatants to earn exclusive in-game rewards.
  • Team Raid (coming soon) – New multiplayer Tower coming soon to the Towers of Time mode, where two or three players must work together as a team to complete group challenges and defeat one powerful boss, all at the same time, to earn unique in-game rewards.
Lastly, a Mortal Kombat 11 free trial will be available from Oct. 11-14 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, offering access to all multiplayer game modes, a portion of the Story mode, the full base game roster of characters and a preview of the recently added Kombat Pack fighters – Terminator T-800, Nightwolf and Shang Tsung – within the Towers of Time mode. Please note, a PlayStation Plus subscription or Xbox Live Gold membership is required to participate in online multiplayer matches during the free trial. These subscriptions are not required to enjoy single player content during the trial.
Watch the new trailer for the T-800 in MK11 embedded below.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack is the best way to upgrade the Mortal Kombat 11 game experience with new downloadable content (DLC), featuring six characters, numerous skin and gear sets and one-week early access for all content. The new characters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 via the Kombat Pack include Terminator T-800 (Oct. 8 early access), Sindel (Nov. 26 early access), The Joker (Jan. 28 early access) and Spawn (March 17 early access), along with Nightwolf (available now) and Shang Tsung (available now). Players can purchase the Kombat Pack as part of the Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition for $149.95 (SRP) or individually for $59.95 (SRP). All DLC characters and bonus character skins will be available for individual purchase after the one-week early access period.
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:05pm 22/08/19 | 0 Comments
And we can only imagine what the iconic cinematic villain and hero will have up his robotic sleeve - Fatality wise. With Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios revealing the full line-up of the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack there are also a few more surprises coming. Including Batman's nemesis The Joker and comic book character Spawn.

Add in Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, and Sindel, and you've got quite the line-up.

Each character will come with alternate skins too - with the rollout set to happen over the course of many months. Nightwolf and Shang Tsung are both in the game now, with The Terminator T-800 set to arrive October 8. Sindel on November 26. The Joker next year on January 28, with Spawn set to debut on March 17.

For more on Mortal Kombat 11 be sure to check out our full review.
Monday, 3 June 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:02pm 03/06/19 | 0 Comments
The latest Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack showcases Shang Tsung as part of a new line-up of character coming that also includes Sindel, Nightwolf, comic-book antihero Spawn plus "two more guests". With the teaser at the end hinting at the possibility of Ash from Evil Dead joining the line-up. Which, would be... Groovy.

That aside, Shang Tsung looks awesome in motion - and brings back the character's morph abilities from older Mortal Kombat titles with a cool little moment including a Sub Zero and Scorpion combo. And then... there's the Fatality.

Back to Ash joining the line-up for a second, it's a rumour that has persisted for a few months now with actor Bruce Campbell coming out to deny the report recently. Although after this recent trailer drop he did Tweet out, "Boy, looks like a swell game - I’ll have to check it out!" Plus, we get to hear both a chainsaw and a shotgun in the teaser. So odds are, Ash is coming.

For more on Mortal Kombat 11, check out our recent review.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:13pm 07/05/19 | 0 Comments
Right out of the gate Mortal Kombat 11 looks incredible, from the character detail to the environments and the stylised and over-the-top moves, finishers, and Fatalities. As a pure fighting game it also represents the progression of the series as a somewhat simple Street Fighter clone to a combo and timing-driven fighter with a feel of its own.

But, outside of the excellent story things begin to feel a tad overdone.
Everything outside of the story mode though is built around currencies, items, and character load-outs that quickly veers off, to use some Mortal Kombat parlance, into the Realm of overload. From the stylised and wonderfully detailed Krypt that has you explore Shang Tsung’s island, to the Towers of Time that offers more arcade-like single-player progression with added modifiers and sometimes random events that fundamentally changes combat flow. Initially it all seems a bit much, especially when coupled with a progressions system to unlock skins and even items needed for Towers of Time being, well, a severely unbalanced and initially confusing grind.

It’s worth noting that NetherRealm has released a post-launch patch that lessens the more grind-y aspects of Mortal Kombat 11 as well as tweak and refine the unfair difficulty spikes seen in the Towers of Time mode. Once the story is completed, Towers of Time serves as the main single-player focus alongside a robust online suite of modes. But even after a patch the random nature of opening chests in the Krypt using currency you earn still feels unbalanced – where trying to get a skin or unlock takes on a loot box quality.

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Monday, 29 April 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:51pm 29/04/19 | 1 Comments
Including a one-time bonus of 500,000 Koins, 500 Hearts, 1,000 Soul Fragments, and 1,000 Time Krystals "for everyone". Which is all based around the mode used to unlock all of the in-game goodies, called Towers of Time, being widely perceived as slow and difficult. So much so that many began looking at Mortal Kombat 11's position on micro-transactions as a necessity in order to unlock skins and bonuses.

The patch which will hit all platforms in waves, aims to reduce the overall difficulty of the mode and the severity of the modifiers found within (stuff like ground that burns over time and projectiles flying in to freeze players) - alongside increasing the rewards handed out. With patch highlights stating:
  • Reduce AI difficulty
  • Increased Kurrency rewards in Towers of Time
  • Character tuning to reduce difficulty in Towers of Time
  • Reduce AI health to reduce difficulty in Towers of Time

  • A definite step in the right direction, but also one that points to the reward system being somewhat broken at launch. Outside of that though Mortal Kombat 11 is a solid fighter, and we'll be bringing you our full review soon.
    Wednesday, 10 April 2019
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:48am 10/04/19 | 0 Comments
    Mortal Kombat 11 is almost upon us. In fact, it releases for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this April 23 and in the lead up to that, NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Interactive have been busy reminding us just how brutal the game -- and series -- is. Overnight the offocial TV spot dropped asking us "What Do You Fight For?".

    While as a TV spot the trailer itself is void of any blood or gore, it still stylishly delivers the goods and also reveals Kitana as a character as she faces off against a clearly incensed Scorpion at the trailer's close. Watch it embedded below.

    Friday, 22 March 2019
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:20pm 22/03/19 | 1 Comments
    A closed beta for Mortal Kombat 11 starts on March 28 and will run through until April 1st for anyone who pre-ordered the game on PS4 or Xbox One, and will feature five playable characters, including fan-favourite Scorpion.

    All five characters, Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet and Scorpion will also have fatalities alongside their unique movesets.
    Players participating in the closed beta will experience a preview of the all-new Custom Character Variation System, which will offer nearly infinite customisation options to personalise fighters with a variety Skins, Gear, Special Abilities, Intro and Victory Cinemas, Taunts and Brutalities. Gameplay modes offered in the close beta will include online multiplayer matches, along with Towers of Time, a single-player mode where players can test their skills through various challenges, providing more ways than ever to continue the Mortal Kombat 11 experience.
    Watch a trailer highlighting the closed beta embedded below.