The next 'Mortal Kombat' game could be the bloodiest yet - take a look at the new fatalities
- "Mortal Kombat 11" will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23rd, 2019.
- The latest entry into the violent fighting game franchise will feature new and returning characters for an all-new story, alongside the series' signature fatalities - the ultra-violent finishing moves that made the original game an object of controversy.
- New gameplay mechanics include a character customization system that lets players choose their moves and change their outfits.
One of the most violent video game franchises of all time will return for another round with "Mortal Kombat 11," arriving on April 23rd.
Netherrealm Studios revealed the first gameplay footage from "Mortal Kombat 11" during a live event on Thursday, showing off the gorgeous new game and a handful of the series' signature fatalities - the ultra-violent finishing moves that once made the original "Mortal Kombat" the object of controversy."Mortal Kombat" has been the flagship title for gratuitous video game violence since the first game was released in 1992, and Netherrealm intends to make "Mortal Kombat 11" the goriest game in the series thus far.
As in prior "Mortal Kombat" games, every character will have multiple fatalities, offering a variety of ways to execute or otherwise dismember their defeated opponent after a match. Every character will also be able to perform a cinematic "finishing blow" when their health gets low during the fight.
Read more: All of the fatalities in 'Mortal Kombat X'
Of course there's more to the game than just gore: "Mortal Kombat 11" has refreshed the series' core mechanics and will bring back fan favorite characters like Skarlet and Baraka. During the live reveal, "Mortal Kombat" creator Ed Boon showed off a detailed character customization system that will allow players to choose their moves and personalize their outfits before each fight.
The game will also continue the series' story from where it left off in "Mortal Kombat X," with a new antagonist named Kronika manipulating time to pit the deadly warriors and assassins of the "Mortal Kombat" universe against each other.
"Mortal Kombat 11" will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23rd, 2019. Premium and standard editions of the game are currently available for pre-order.