Warner Bros has held a showcase event which provided the first glimpse of Mortal Kombat 11.
The event, which can be watched in its entirety on Warner Bros’ Twitch channel, provided insight into Mortal Kombat 11’s gameplay and featured UFC/WWE star Ronda Rousey, who was announced as the voice of Sonya Blade in the game.
Rousey said: “I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to. Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing.” Developer NetherRealm’s creative director Ed Boon added: “We’re thrilled to showcase Mortal Kombat 11and reveal the gameplay, new features and epic characters to the fans.”
At the event, Warner Bros and NetherRealm unveiled a new character called Geras, described as: “A powerful and loyal servant of Kronika who is able to manipulate time, along with fan-favourite characters, including, Baraka, Raiden, Skarlet, Scorpion, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero.”
Warner Bros also announced that those who pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch or PC, will be able to play the beta, which launches on 28 March 2019, and that: “Pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, Shao Kahn”. The game itself is scheduled for a 23 April 2019 release. For further insight, have a look at its website.