Mortal Kombat Fans Excited About Latest Version


The latest version of Mortal Kombat came out Tuesday. Fans were super excited because the last version was released years four ago, and they won’t be disappointed. This version, Mortal Kombat 11, has even more creative graphics and animation, along with some new features such as customization.

For those who have never played, Mortal Kombat is a two-player fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game can be played on a PC or on various consoles.

The 3D one- to two-player fighting game only revolves around two punch buttons, two kick buttons, and a block button. By memorizing “combos” (combinations of moving forward, back, up and down) and pressing buttons, players can perform different bone crushing, rib shattering moves. This has always been a popular part of the game, as it is many players’ goal to memorize all of the combo moves and not have to pause the game to look at them.

The player’s goal is to defeat their opponent, whether it be CPU or their friend, and hopefully get a “fatality” at the end of the round. The winner is determined by who wins two out of three games.

Mortal Kombat is looked down upon by many parents because it is extremely gory. While the blood and guts in Mortal Kombat 11 are not much worse than Mortal Kombat X, every special combo and fatality usually includes the breaking of bones, ripping off limbs, or pulling out spines, to name a few. Every character in the game has two different fatalities they can perform, with different combinations of buttons players need to press to see animations.

The blood and guts players see when playing Mortal Kombat 11 are highly detailed and anatomically precise. The graphics are amazingly disgusting, and the best part of the game for most fans.

Something else new is that the game includes a fighting tutorial mode called “learn,” where new players can learn the combination of buttons to press for every special move and fatality. This was great for the developers to include, since some players may find it tedious to look up all of the combo moves on the internet and try them for the first time in an actual battle. The “learn” option allows players to practice moves on completely helpless CPUs.

Mortal Kombat 11 also has about six hours of Story Mode gameplay that gives each character on the roster time in the spotlight and teaches players about gameplay mechanics and strategies they should know about. The story introduces Kronika, a time lord, who brings the threat of timeline reset to the MK11 universe. The story then includes the merging of past and present, and many characters are confronted by their past selves. This brings some interesting comedic banter to the generally malicious mood of Mortal Kombat 11.

New characters include Geras, Kollector, and Cetrion. Mortal Kombat has always had some constant characters in their game, which keep players coming back for more with every new release. Two of the most recognizable and most played characters are Sub Zero and Scorpion. These characters have been in every Mortal Kombat game made, and one or both are usually included in the game’s cover-art.

One last new thing that players will appreciate about Mortal Kombat 11 is that the character designs and outfits are customizable. Most customizations can be found in “The Krypt”, a dungeon-like setting with chests that possibly contain customizations or a new fatality. Other customizations can be found while playing through the story mode.

Overall, Mortal Kombat 11 is an amazing new addition to the Mortal Kombat series.