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Leatherface's outfit comedically censors Sub-Zero's Fatality in Mortal Kombat X to make it PG-13 instead of rated R

Though Mortal Kombat 11 is still going strong with the next update to Ultimate bringing with it Rain, Rambo and Mileena coming in less than a month, it's still fun to go back to its predecessor for a good time or two — and maybe even some bugs.

During a recent Mortal Kombat X stream match between Smash|PNDKetchup and Smash|PNDMustard, some unexpected censorship pops up at the perfect moment in Sub-Zero's Fatality thanks to Leatherface's iconic attire.

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Will you need to buy yet another new arcade stick to play next gen fighting games on the PS5? Sony offers an answer

The launch of the new console generation is just a few weeks away at this point for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but there's still plenty of questions people have about the upcoming hardware with one in particular sticking out for the fighting game community.

Arcade sticks are huge monetary and time investments for fighting game players, so of course there'd be concern about whether or not existing PS4 sticks would work on next gen titles like Guilty Gear Strive and Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate on PS5. There's a fairly concrete answer to that.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath gets four Reptile skins that can be earned through Kombat League

Mortal Kombat 11 is less than one month away from its next big expansion to become the Ultimate version which will bring Rain from the heavens along with Mileena and Rambo though there's still activities to do now to hold us over until the new fighters and content drops.

The 15th season of Kombat League is now live in MK11 called the Season of Saurian Rebirth which brings with it the chance to earn four new skins that transform some of the ninjas and other characters into Reptile.

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Rain is more arrogant than ever and uses a weapon from India; Mortal Kombat 11 developers have updated the character in more ways than one

We got our first in-depth look at Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate thanks to this week's Kombat Kast, and it's become apparent that the Prince-inspired prince has been updated quite a bit for his latest MK appearance.

Senior QA Analyst at NetherRealm Studios, Stephanie "16-bit" Brownback, gave us both a gameplay showcase and spoke a bit about Rain's personality, story, and arsenal... some of which have evolved since we last saw him.

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The first Krushing Blow in Rambo's Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer is a direct homage to a scene in First Blood

Mortal Kombat 11 fans got their first look at an extra buff armful of Rambo's attacks today thanks to the incoming DLC character's gameplay trailer, and while there's plenty to appreciate on the surface level with beautifully animated attacks and gruesome kill moves, we'd be remiss if we didn't keep a keen eye out for clever references to the source material.

NetherRealm Studios has become increasingly liberal with such references with their DLC guests, and while just over 30 seconds into today's showcase we got a direct callback to the police station scene from First Blood. Minor spoilers ahead for First Blood.

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Rambo Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate gameplay trailer released

The Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Rambo gameplay trailer is here. NetherRealm Studios released the showcase this morning giving us a look at what the 80s action movie star can do in battle.

In this new trailer, we see John Rambo take on a handful of classic Mortal Kombat combatants, as well as a quick glimpse at the dream match up of Rambo vs. Terminator. Many of his weapons and techniques are shown off here, including his bow and arrow, knife attacks, and traps.

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Rambo gameplay trailer to debut tomorrow for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, here's some new artwork to mark the occasion

It's been revealed that John Rambo's gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will debut tomorrow, October 21. "Rambo. Gameplay. Tomorrow." Ed Boon declared this over Twitter earlier today.

Although no time was provided, it's assumed that the trailer will be live at 9 am EDT / 8 am CDT / 6 am PDT since that's when we had the opportunity to see Rain in action on October 15.

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Throws and Krushing Blow throws appear to have a universal nerf in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

NetherRealm Studios provided an in depth breakdown for Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate during today's Kombat Kast. During the stream, Rain's back throw and its Krushing Blow version were shown off.

Interestingly enough, Rain's back throw was shown to inflict 130 damage. Afterwards, NetherRealm Studios demonstrated that the Krushing Blow version dealt 300 damage.

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Update: Rain Kombat Kast for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate now live

Update: The NetherRealm Studios stream has been added to the story. Check it out after the jump.

Earlier: A breakdown of Rain's moveset in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is scheduled for tomorrow. Fans will want to tune in at 1 pm PDT / 3 pm CDT / 4 pm EDT to get all the details about how Rain will play upon his release on November 17, 2020.

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Rain's newly revealed Mortal Kombat 11 Brutality is an homage to his infinite combo in Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Ed Boon and his team seem to be up to their usual cheeky antics as it seems NetherRealm Studios has payed homage (as they tend to do) to an old infinite combo from the Mortal Kombat Trilogy days with the latest sneak peek at Rain, Mortal Kombat 11's next DLC character.

The purple prince is known for a handful of trademark moves, most of which concern the weather in way or another. He was also given a somewhat curious roundhouse kick that sends the opponent all the way around the world and sees them reappear on the other side of the screen. This was ridiculous not only because of the optics, but also because it made for an easy infinite combo back in the day, and has returned as Brutality in MK11.

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There's more to Rambo than just guns, here are a few moves that we can probably expect from the war veteran in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Along with Mileena and Rain, it was announced that Rambo would be joining via Kombat Pack 2 when Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is released on November 17, 2020. Although we haven't had an opportunity to see Rambo in action during gameplay, it's expected that a lot of his moves will revolve around the usage of firearms.

However, there's more to Rambo than just being "yet another gun character" in Mortal Kombat 11. Let's consider some possibilities outside of gun gameplay for Rambo.

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Here's Rain's character art and new introduction video for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, which shows a sneak peek at another Brutality

The flood of sneak peaks of Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate continues right along as the game's official Twitter account has shared a few new fun looks at the Edenian newcomer via a side profile character art and an introduction video.

The former is fairly self explanatory and we have it waiting for you to check out below, but the latter gives us some insight on Rain's backstory as we learn about humble beginnings and some intense revelations that promoted the warrior from nobody to demigod status.

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Why Mileena's Kiss of Death Fatality is so important to who she is as a Mortal Kombat character

Mileena isn't the most recognizable Mortal Kombat character, but within the fighting game community she has a fan base that exudes a passion (sometimes disrespectfully and therefore inappropriately) like few other characters can boast. The controversy surrounding her lack on inclusion in Mortal Kombat 11 has been surprisingly potent, and with her now officially en route to the game as DLC, I find myself wondering exactly why and how she's struck such a chord and garnered such a rabid following.

I find a lot of significance in the duality of her identity as she's simultaneously sexy bae and the horrific monster under your bed. Juxtapose these two themes in the right way and you have yourself a figure who fans clearly can't get enough of, and it just so happens that Mileena has one move in particular, her Kiss of Death Fatality, that stands as a perfect manifestation of the combo of sex and violence that the character represents.

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Rain turns his foe into a fire hydrant in his newly revealed Mortal Kombat 11 Brutality

We've got three new combatants on the way into Mortal Kombat 11 but it seems NetherRealm Studios has chosen to first shed light on Rain, the Edenian demigod with water and weather-related abilities.

The official Mortal Kombat Twitter recently shared one of Rain's Brutalities (sudden kill moves that trigger when certain requirements are met) that sees him turn his opposition into something of a fire hydrant.

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One of Rain's most iconic moves returns in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate but you might have missed it in the trailer

NetherRealm Studios pleased ninja fans everywhere with their gameplay reveal of Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate earlier this week. The purple palette swap is far from a simple Scorpion or Sub-Zero alternate here in 2020, boasting an updated look, a new weapon, and some fresh tricks up his sleeves.

A lot of things come to mind when one thinks of Rain in the Mortal Kombat series, but when it comes to iconic moves for the character there aren't many more mainstay than his Super Kick. The big roundhouse special move makes its return here in Mortal Kombat 11, but you might have missed it on your first viewing of the gameplay showcase.

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Rain's face fully revealed in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and yes... he's hot

We got our first good look at Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate today as NetherRealm Studios posted his character trailer showing off a handful of the demigod's beautiful maneuvers and weather-related powers, but a follow up joke post from the official Mortal Kombat Twitter gave us even more still.

The Rain trailer hits its climax with one of the newcomer's two Fatalities as we observe him finishing off a foe by manipulating water into deadly weapons. The post features this Fatality edited together with a funny meme from back in 2007 that came from a very enthusiastic surfer's interview with FOX 11. While the joke works really well with Rain's Fatality footage, we also happen to get a full view of the character's unveiled face at the end.

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What looks like a new delayed wake up animation spotted in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Rain trailer

There's already plenty to be excited about when it comes to Mortal Kombat 11 as we just got our first character trailer for the three "Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate" newcomers, but while Rain looks absolutely amazing in his MK11 debut, our focus was simultaneously pulled in an unexpected direction.

Those of us who recall the trials and tribulations of Street Fighter 4's "vortex chapter" know just how crucial a role defensive options and indicators can be when it comes to okizeme (the crucial situations that occur while a character is standing up from being knocked down) and NetherRealm Studios developers appear to be tweaking things in this department for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.

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