Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer Confirms Jax, Liu Kang, and 90s Costumes
There’s no doubt that plenty of fighting game fans are looking forward to Mortal Kombat 11, and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s first State of Play episode featured Mortal Kombat 11 with a new trailer to prepare players for more of what’s to come. As it so happens, the latest piece of footage officially confirmed three characters from the franchise will be returning, with Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao all joining MK11‘s roster. Plus, the developer NetherRealm Studios decided to offer glimpses at some retro 90s costumes for certain fighters.
Entitled “Old Skool Vs. New Skool”, the latest Mortal Kombat 11 trailer begins with MK11‘s Johnny Cage engaged in fisticuffs against a 90s version of Kano, with the latter sporting his close-cropped hairdo which somewhat resembles his look from the early games. Shortly thereafter, Liu Kang and Kung Lao appear in an arena in their original MK garb alongside the likes of Kitana in duds reminiscent of those from her first appearance in the series.
The trailer continues by showing off Liu Kang and Kung Lao in different story and combat segments, with both characters having a Mortal Kombat 11 fatality of theirs on display in order to further entice players to pick up the game. Following Liu Kang and Kung Lao being highlighted, Mortal Kombat 11‘s Jax gets the spotlight by facing off against himself, with the trailer continuing to exhibit MK11‘s elements of time travel in the plot.
As of now, it’s unclear how close NetherRealm Studios is to completing its full reveal of Mortal Kombat 11‘s base roster, and if Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao are going to be the remaining “classic characters” that were previously teased by creative director Ed Boon. Nevertheless, the video game developer did recently confirm the title’s first DLC character, with MK11 receiving Shang Tsung post-launch.
With a little less than a month to go before Mortal Kombat 11 officially releases, it’s safe to presume plenty of fans are eager to get their hands on the game to begin mastering its combos and learning the various fatalities for the all of the characters. Some players won’t have to wait too much longer to try the title out for themselves, though, as those who pre-ordered MK11 will be able to give its beta a go later this week.
Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to launch on April 23, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.