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All Mortal Kombat 11 characters revealed so far

Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to consoles this April. NetherRealm Studios is bringing the next big installment in the classic fighting game franchise replete with popular series characters that fans will be able to entrench in brutally bloody battles.

Despite the game's release date being set for April 23rd this year (a mere two months away), only a handful of Mortal Kombat 11 characters have been officially revealed. About half of the game's roster has been shown so far, and only nine have actually seen gameplay.

Having said that, there are some fairly strong hints and potential leaks that could be providing us with a clearer picture of the roster, not to mention a few scattered reveals that you might have missed.

Today we're rounding up all of Mortal Kombat 11's officially revealed characters, as well as the ones that have a strong chance of being playable.

Included here are each of the characters that saw official announcements — such as Sonya Blade, Kabal, Jade, and more — the pre-order bonus (Shao Kahn), and those who have seen reveals by way of official artwork. All of the hinted and potentially leaked characters are hidden behind a spoiler tag, so you are safe proceeding from here.

You will also find move listings for the base characters that were playable in the Mortal Kombat 11 The Reveal event build of the game.

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Bayonetta might be 'next' for Mortal Kombat 11

Just when we thought we had a pretty good idea of which characters might be en route to Mortal Kombat 11, a whole new potential twist emerges.

Enter Hideki Kamiya, the Director of Bayonetta and Writer/Supervisor behind Bayonetta 2. Kamiya recently took to Twitter for a very short, but very impactful statement concerning the titular character from the aforementioned franchise and Mortal Kombat... you can see where this is going.

Kamiya tweeted early Tuesday morning a simple "Mortal Kombat × Bayonetta," simultaneously piquing fan interest and leaving them to speculate whether this is a sudden announcement, cruel tease or a mere "hey, you know what might be cool?" thinking out loud type of sentiment concerning Mortal Kombat 11.

While Bayo is already a quite popular part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (and Smash 4 before it) roster, the time-bending witch actually fits the bill quite nicely for an MK guest appearance in more ways than one.

First off, she already hails from a mature game that's filled to the brim with plenty of violence and sexuality, so there wouldn't be much in the way of culture shock should she find herself amongst the brutal battles of a Kombat title.

It's also the right time for some good old fashioned cross promotion as Bayonetta 3 is slated to release on the Nintendo Switch (MK11 will also be featured on the console) some time later this year. Check out Kamiya's tweet below and let us know what you think on the matter in the comments.

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Thanks to Upset Dreamer for the tip.

Could you actually freeze and shatter a human head like Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 11? Because Science recruits UFC's Daniel Cormier to find out

Could you flash freeze and smash a human head a la Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 11? The question we've all been losing sleep over finally has an answer thanks to the wonderful YouTube research of Because Science.

Like the rest of us, host Kyle Hill and his "minions" have seen the Lin Kuei ninja freeze and subsequently smash more than a few heads over the years, but aren't all that sure if NetherRealm Studios has been feeding us vicious lies about the potential of this particular means of destruction.

The team heads to the lab to find out the particulars of how fast it would take to fully freeze a human head (don't worry, they use a ballistics gel head dummy) and if a human could generate enough force with a punch to shatter it.

Despite what you might think because of the name, "flash freezing" is not an instant process. Hill and his team use liquid nitrogen for the fastest freeze possible, but even that takes a good few minutes.

From there Olympic wrestler and current reigning champion of UFC's heavyweight division, Daniel Cormier, lends his incredible punching power to science as he blasts the frozen dummy head with a full force punch.

For those of you who are interested in seeing the entire set up, hypothesis, explanation and the like, you can view it all in the full video after the jump. Those of you that simply want to see Daniel Cormier punch the crap out of a frozen human head replica can click the clip here:


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Ronda Rousey entered WWE Elimination Chamber match as Mortal Kombat 11's Sonya Blade

UFC champion turned WWE superstar Ronda Rousey is the voice of Sonya Blade in upcoming NetherRealm Studios fighting title, Mortal Kombat 11. At the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event this past weekend, Rousey paid a little tribute to the classic Mortal Kombat fighter by entering the ring dressed as Sonya.

Currently the RAW Women's Champion, Ronda took to the ring last night to defend her title against Ruby Riott. When she first appeared, fans quickly noticed that she had ditched her leather jacket for an outfit that more closely resembles Sonya's Mortal Kombat 11 model.

Decked out in a tactical vest and military-style hat, Ronda hit the walkway with her Women's Championship belt slung across her shoulder. The official WWE Twitter account shared a screenshot of Ronda as Sonya, which you can see in the gallery below.

In Sonya's official trailer, Ronda Rousey spoke about her role voicing the character. She noted that Sonya was the first "kickass girl" she looked up to and tried to emulate growing up.

Now Ronda gets the opportunity not only to voice Sonya in Mortal Kombat 11, but bring the character further to life in the ring.

For those wondering, Ronda Rousey won her RAW Women's Championship match by way of Armbar submission, retaining her belt. You can check out a quick clip of the match after the jump.

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Mortal Kombat action figurines hinted by McFarlane Toys — what could this mean for Spawn in NetherRealm's upcoming title?

Ever since Freddy was a huge success as a DLC character for Mortal Kombat 9, NetherRealm Studios has traditionally used guest characters in the Mortal Kombat and Injustice series.

Mortal Kombat 9 had Freddy Krueger, Injustice had Scropion, Mortal Kombat X had Jason Voorhees, the Predator, Letherface, and the Alien while Injustice 2 got Sub-Zero, Raiden, Hellboy, and the Ninja Turtles.

For many years now, fans have been hoping that Spawn would join the fight in one of these two fighting game franchises. Signs seem to be indicating that this wish may be fulfilled for Mortal Kombat 11 as Todd McFarlane — Spawn's creator — mentioned that he believes that "he's on his way..."

In any event, it does appear as though some sort of partnership may have been formed between NetherRealm Studios and McFarlane Toys. They recently hinted at this on Facebook with the iconic image of the word "Finish Him" (complete with blood splatters) with the words "what's coming to McFarlane Toys" sitting underneath.

There's a good chance that McFarlane Toys has acquired the license to manufacture action figurines of Mortal Kombat 11 characters for the upcoming title. A business relationship between these two companies has nearly been confirmed at this point.

Spawn's odds of performing a fatality on opponents is looking more and more likely. As of right now, we don't know anything about the DLC for Mortal Kombat 11 aside from the fact that Shao Kahn will be available as a pre-order bonus.

We'll probably receive more information (and possible confirmation about Spawn's inclusion) as we approach the game's April 23, 2019 release date.

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Source via: Game Informer.

Leaked unknown abbreviation for Mortal Kombat 11 may be Geras as early name during development

Not too long ago, Steam updated its trophy database page for Mortal Kombat 11. Some interesting details about the upcoming game may have been leaked as a result.

Longtime Mortal Kombat fans were able to discern a number of names based on abbreviations found in the trophy ID list. Notably, "JAD" was found here shortly before Jade was officially announced.

There were three names that users were unable to identify — "TER," "CET," and "KOL." A bit of excitement was stirred up as "TER" possibly could've been the Terminator.

Still, this seemed somewhat unlikely as guest characters in NetherRealm Studios games were typically reserved as DLC. Some sort of newcomer seemed more likely.

A recent image on Reddit seems to suggest that Geras may have used another name during Mortal Kombat 11's development. This picture shows Sonya — using the "mkday son var2" variation — fighting against Geras — using the "mkday2 ter var2" variation.

These could be unnamed variations that simply reference information from the code of the game by default. There wouldn't necessarily be a need for the programmers to change references of "ter" after renaming the character to Geras as players aren't intended to see these snippets of information.

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All new Beyond the Summit event teased for Mortal Kombat 11

The long running Beyond the Summit series has featured seven Super Smash Bros. events now, but has branched out to other fighting games in recent times as last year's Summit of Power featured Dragon Ball FighterZ, and an all new Summit of Time will feature Mortal Kombat 11.

Beyond the Summit's Twitter gave us our first tease on Friday for what will surely be their goriest event yet, divulging no details beyond the promise of "koming soon."

If Summit of Time (which derives its name from MK11's heavily time-themed story line) follows in suit with previous events, it will be hosted at a house in Los Angeles and feature a weekend chock-full of both casual and competitive MK11 action.

Traditionally 16 players are invited to partake in the Summit, 10 of which are chosen by the BTS team and the remaining six decided on by community vote.

Surely players such as FOX|SonicFox, who has seen an immense amount of success in previous NetherRealm Studios titles, will be chosen to participate, but seeing as MK11 won't be released until April, the community really doesn't have a high resolution idea of which competitors will actually be the best.

Be sure to check out the very well made and hype-inducing teaser trailer right here, and share with us your reactions and potential player speculation in the comments after.


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Mortal Kombat's 11's leaked roster and speculation on how they might play discussed by TrueUnderDawgGaming

Not too long ago, Steam's database updated the trophy ID list for Mortal Kombat 11. This may have shown players some unrevealed fighters for the game.

Later, Ed Boon posted a clip on Twitter that had Sonya, labeled as "Boon," beating up on Scorpion, labeled as "leaks." Previously, Ed Boon posted a "party invitation list" that had Gamestop crossed out after they had seemingly leaked the existence of Injustice 2 — which was officially announced the next day.

One of the characters listed in this leak suggested that Jade would join as a returning fighting. The next Kombat Kast that was hosted on Valentine's Day then revealed Jade as Mortal Kombat 11's newest playable fighter.

If this leak is true, then we may know the entire roster. However, some of the characters have abbreviations that are unrecognizable to the even the most hardcore of Mortal Kombat fans. One of them might be a certain guest character, but those are usually reserved for DLC.

TrueUnderDawgGaming has released a video talking about the leaked roster. He also speculates on how each unannounced fighter might play in Mortal Kombat 11.

Not only does TrueUnderDawgGaming consider how each fighter played previously, but also notes the fighting styles of others that are already on the roster. Below is an image depicting what the roster may look like.

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Are people underselling how technical of a game Street Fighter 5 is? We discuss how it stacks up with other titles in the franchise

Our apologies for not uploading at our usual Wednesday time of the week, but we're back with episode 38 of the EventHubs Podcast and no shortage of topics to get to.

We kick off with our thoughts on Jump Force's less than stellar reviews thus far, the Blanka glitch that's been turning Street Fighter 5's Ranked play into a goofy but fun time and Mortal Kombat 11's numerous recent leaks.

Sales for SF5 have increased a significant amount since the release of Arcade Edition, and sales for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been absolutely amazing. Nintendo, however, isn't entirely satisfied, and we delve further into why.

On a more general front, Sony has spoken out on why it's not going to be at E3 this year. If what they're saying is true then others may follow in suit, but we have our hesitations in believing them fully.

The heart of the episode is surely Catalyst and my discussion about the technicality in Street Fighter games as we try to assess which titles require/feature the most thought, nuance and variety in their play.

We've included a poll so you can vote for the Street Fighter titles you think are the most technical. You'll find it after the embed, and can vote for your two top games.

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Jade's pokes and mid range specialty more than makes up for her lack of combos in Mortal Kombat 11

During NetherRealm Studios' Kombat Kast stream that aired earlier today, Jade was revealed as a playable fighter. Notably, Jade is looking particularly... dead.

It appears that she has been revived as a revenant of Netherrealm. This seems to imply that she is aligned with revenant Liu Kang and revenant Kitana — who are unannounced, but have been shown in trailers.

Not only did we get a trailer for Jade, but the Kombat Kast crew also walked us through her attacks and tools. She's utilizing her bō staff and glaives once again.

It was revealed that Jade really takes advantage of her weapons to achieve a certain type of reach that may give other combatants a difficult time when it comes to approaching her.

Jade has a bag of tricks — both old and new — ready at her disposal to utilize against foes. Let's take a look at the breakdown that details how Jade will play in Mortal Kombat 11.

First, her Fatal Blow looks like a standard high damaging attack that knocks the opponent away about a full screen's distance. Note that the initial part of the attack does not function as an overhead.


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Jade announced for Mortal Kombat 11

Jade has been revealed for Mortal Kombat 11. Although she was absent during Mortal Kombat X and the game's story mode, Kitana had access to a "Mournful" variation that had her utilizing Jade's bō staff.

Now Jade has returned due to popular demand. Like Baraka, Skarlet, and Kabal, we haven't seen Jade since Mortal Kombat 9.

This may not come to a surprise to many as NetherRealm Studios was hinting at Jade's appearance with the "GreenAF" and "FanFav" hashtags. The image of a jade green color was pretty telling by itself.

In her introduction, Jade showcases a handful of moves both new and old. Her Shadow Kick, boomerang and staff are back in full force, but now she utilizes the staff both to harm her foes and for movement purposes.

Jade also has a ton of teleportation movements in her cinematic sequences, adding to the overall flair of her presentation. The character appears as though she may be undead as she now has a grayed skin tone. This would be in keeping with the lore that she's been dead since the events of Mortal Kombat X, referenced directly by one of Kitana's variations.

Here's a quick clip of her in action, continue on for her full trailer:

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Kast now live, NetherRealm Studios appears to be hinting at Jade reveal

Update: The stream is now live.

Earlier: Another Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Kast live stream is taking place today, and with it we're expecting a new character to be revealed. Apparently, this female fighter might be Jade.

During last week's broadcast, NetherRealm Studios officially unveiled returning fighter, Kabal. We were given a look at his various moves, a fatality, and given insight into how he plays in the next major installment of the Mortal Kombat series.

At the end of the Kombat Kast, NetherRealm announced that another character would be revealed during the next show and they specified that it would be a female fighter. Signs were pointing to the unveiling of Kitana, but it looks like we might actually be seeing Jade instead.

Several NRS representatives, including Creative Director Ed Boon, have posted an image on Twitter simply showing the color green. Boon's tweet also uses hashtags "#KombatKast," "#GreenAF," and "#FanFav." A fan favorite, female character who rocks the color green set to be revealed during the Kombat Kast? Yeah, that's very likely Jade.

Today's Kast will begin at 1 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST. We will update this story once the broadcast is live.

If last week's stream is any indication, today should bring us not only a Jade reveal, but a fully breakdown of what she's capable of in Mortal Kombat 11.

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Ed Boon addresses Mortal Kombat 11 leaks on Twitter, Injustice 2 leak history might be repeating itself

Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release in about two months, and as it stands right now only 11 characters have been officially revealed as playable. The identities of the remaining characters were potentially leaked earlier this month, and it looks like Ed Boon may have responded to the leak in classic Boon style on Twitter — which might actually be adding more credibility to the list given a similar situation that arose a couple of years ago.

The Steam database updated last week with a list of trophies for Mortal Kombat 11. From the descriptions, we seem to have learned the names of several other playable characters in the game, though they were listed as abbreviations such as "SON" and "BAR" — presumably referring to Sonya and Baraka.

10 new names were shown within these trophies, including several returning Mortal Kombat characters and what appears to be a handful of newcomers and/or guests. NetherRealm Studios Creative Director, Ed Boon, has since taken to Twitter to respond to the potential leaks, and as you might imagine, he isn't too pleased about them.

Still maintaining a humorous approach, Boon shared a tweet that reads, "Hey Sonya... what are your thoughts on leaks?" Attached was a video of Sonya in Mortal Kombat 11 performing her devastating Fatal Blow on Scorpion — obviously a means to represent frustration or anger.

While Boon doesn't directly state that he's referring to the Steam leaks in his tweet, it's a fair assumption considering the gravity of them and the amount of traction they've been getting.

We actually saw a similar situation with Injustice 2 back in 2016, and Boon's acknowledgement could once again be pointing to legitimacy.

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All 11 revealed Mortal Kombat 11 Fatalities ranked from worst to best

Mortal Kombat 11 is looking to be the goriest title yet in the 27 year old franchise, and nowhere is that better showcased than in the game's Fatalities.

We've only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of content, but we do have no less than 11 of these gruesome kill moves at this point... which is more than enough for a ranking list.

Even though we're ranking them on a "worst to best" scale, none of the revealed Fatalities of MK11 have been disappointing, especially considering the numerous times NetherRealm Studios has phoned it in with these in previous titles.

After you've seen the countdown here, we've created a poll so that you can vote on your top three Fatalities, and we can all get a general consensus of which the favorites are. Be sure to click the sound on in the upper right corner of each GIF, as audio is a significant part of these.

I'm not sure what NRS is calling each of these, so I went ahead and gave them temporary names for our purposes. Also, as with any MK11 content, there's a ton of NSFW footage here.

I'll kick off my list with number 11, Skarlet's "Heart Throb." This ender isn't bad by any means, and makes total sense for the character. That said, it's cool exactly one time, and then quickly loses its watch-ability thereafter.


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Jade, Frost, Jacqui Briggs, and... Terminator? Mortal Kombat 11's roster may have been leaked

Earlier today, we reported on the possibility that Erron Black may have been leaked for Mortal Kombat 11. This was the result of a mysterious listing on Steam's database page for achievements for the upcoming title.

Given, we're making a few assumptions about some of the API names. Still, it's pretty logical to assume that "TROPHY ID PERFORM 2 DIFFERENT FATALITIES WITH SON", "BAR", and "ERR" are references to Sonya, Baraka, and Erron Black respectively.

Since then, there have been a number of updates to the Steam page that reveal even more interesting details. For example, API names that reference "KUN," "CAS," "JAD," "FRO," "KOT," "JAC," and "LIU" have emerged.

If I had to fathom a guess, I'd say that these API names are pointing towards the existence of Kung Lao (or Kung Jin), Cassie Cage, Jade, Frost, Kotal Kahn, Jacqui Briggs, and Liu Kang respectively. But there are some other names present here that might be even more interesting.

"TER," "CET," and "KOL" are also referenced within the Steam database page. As I was unable to find names that matched these abbreviations from the Mortal Kombat universe, there's a possibility that these might be guest characters or newcomers.

There's a distinct possibility that "TER" is a reference to the Terminator. Of course, keep in mind that this is speculation on my part.

As for "CET" and "KOL," I'm not entirely sure. Given, these three acronyms could also be pointing to brand new editions to the Mortal Kombat series.

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The Steam database may have just revealed Erron Black as a character in Mortal Kombat 11

Easily and unequivocally the coolest newcomer to the Mortal Kombat franchise, MKX's Erron Black was basically what you'd get if Roland Deschain (of Stephen King's Dark Tower series) found his way into Outworld.

The cowboy that could go toe to toe with the best of Mortal Kombat's long list of formidable fighters was one of the more popular inclusions in the franchise's previous entry, and it's starting to look like he'll be coming back for more here in 2019.

The Steam Database has been updated to show a handful of Mortal Kombat 11's trophy achievements, if still in a somewhat encoded form. Some of these call for players to pull off certain quantities of Brutalities, others ask for excessive bloodshed during a single match but most reference characters directly.

Of the 12 trophies shown, six of them simply ask that players perform two Fatalities with specific characters. The characters seem to represented by the first three letters of their names, as we see "SON" for Sonya, "BAR" for Baraka, "SUB" for Sub-Zero and so forth.

One such line reads "ERR" which appear to be indicating Erron Black considering he's the only kombatant in franchise history whose name begins with "ERR."

This isn't an official reveal and it there's always the possibility that NetherRealm Studios has placed this here on purpose for the sake of misdirection, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Black joining D'Vorah as an MKX returner. Here's a quick look at the highlighted evidence:

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Why solid characters don't make the cut in Street Fighter 5, NetherRealm's Kombat Kast sets them apart, Hungrybox gets undeserved hate and more

We're back with episode 37 of the EventHubs Podcast and a roundup of some of the recent happenings inside the fighting game community.

We've had a good bit of new developments on the Mortal Kombat front as NRS held its first official Kombat Kast on Tuesday. We cover some of the particulars of Kabal and D'Vorah's reveals, and discuss how strongly the development company has been performing with its public relations as of late.

From there we jump into the world of Capcom as the 2019 Pro Tour has been announced and the quarterly IR Report has been released.

Catalyst and I point out some notable changes on this year's CPT, and then delve into the odd fact that the IR Report speaks so much about the company's dealings in eSports, yet doesn't bring up the one game that is actually considered their main eSport title: Street Fighter 5.

We welcome Dakota "DarkHorse" Hills to the cast as he offers some of his thoughts on the gaming console timeline, cross-play, SF5's possible transition into a free to play title and, most importantly, Ultra Instinct Shaggy.

Finally we chat about RB|Luffy's fairly controversial SF5 character carry tier chart as we try to figure out the balance between broken and solid fighting game avatars.

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