Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kano to the Fighting Game Roster
How Kano figures into the larger Mortal Kombat 11 story is likely being saved for even later than the Kombat Kast. At this point, NetherRealm is only willing to tease that the story features time jumps and will encompass the past, present, and future of the Mortal Kombat series.
Given that Sonya Blade and now Kano are in the game, though, there is sure to be speculation that Jax Briggs is also included. Both Sonja and Jax are typically not far behind when Kano is involved, and fan interest in Jax returning has spiked after Terry Crews expressed interest in playing the character.
For those fans that are keeping count, Kano’s reveal brings the current Mortal Kombat 11 roster up 8 fighters, with Shao Kahn available as a pre-order bonus. While Mortal Kombat X tried to introduce a lot of new faces, it seems like MK11 is favoring a lot of returners. Still, there are likely a lot more reveals ahead, so the balance could shift back by the time the game releases in April.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases April 23, 2019 for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.