Mortal Kombat 11 announced for PS4, XB1, Nintendo Switch, PC (releases April 23, 2019)

Oct 27, 2017
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LMAO so true, all your points. Just imagine what could have been included if they didn't spend so much time and money on awesome moves most people didn't use and were not tourney legal. And yeah the differences in gear were like Destiny weapon reskins bad.
I just hope this time they actually balance the moves if they insist on having them and maybe some stage DLC I still have nightmares about Gorilla City. That was the worst part about I2 some of those moves really changed how characters played but I never even got to use them because I didn't wanna deal with fighting nine million defense Batman. The biggest example being Robin with the staff which was I think an entire new move set locked behind a random drop.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Can't wait to play Mortal Kombat II

I mean MK2, I mean MK XI.

One more time, MK11.

Loved MK9, MKX was also pretty fantastic. I'm sure the time travel gimmick for alternate versions of characters is gonna be a really cool way to cater to both new and old fans.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's probably gonna be about the same if not a little worse (with fatalities locked behind RNG box) than Injustice 2



The finger snap was almost as cringe inducing as the reaction to the music here



Just say you wear Levi jeans and go

Haha straight up. No issues with the music choice. Savage did good on this one.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,978
Not sure if I am more impressed with time travel or switch version xD
There is a Switch version? :O No wonder since it's using UE4 and this engine is optimised beyond galactic levels to work on everything that runs with electricity while outputting great results (if well used of course).
I hope there is cross-play everywhere.
 
Nov 18, 2017
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April is perfect. If Animal Crossing also comes out around that time Ill be picking up the most thematically clashing games ever haha.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Why didnt the song about fighting fit the video game trailer showing fighting again? 🤔

This exact marketing sure worked out well for MK10
Why didn't it fit? Because it was slow and boring. This is what the fans (including me) really want!

 
Oct 25, 2017
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It was a particular bad and unfitting song. TJ Combo's theme in KI3 is one of the best uses I can think of, though.


But, that type still wouldn't be quite the MK vibe. Maybe something a little more Linkin Park-ish would fit with MK.
Eh,

Honestly none of those go with how hip-hop sounds today and they sound dated. TJ Combo's track is a mix of 10s and 90s hip-hop and it works for him but still. With MK one thing they've always been able to do is adapt with the popular music at the time surrounding the games. In the 90s it had sort of a techno/hip-hop vibe mixed in with the type of lore music they were going for. In the 3D versions they connected hard rock to it given that fit at the time. With the reboot they hit us with dub-step and with MKX they came with that Wiz Khalifa track which fit given hip-hop continued to rise. The Wiz track was a precursor for what we're hearing here.

Now hip-hop's the most popular music genre in the US so them doing a hip-hop track that connects to today's hip-hop makes sense. 21's very popular and judging the reactions a lot of people are connecting to it given MK is seen as the "cool fighter" if that makes any sense.

I'd see MK with a 21 Savage and Wiz Khalifa track over a Kendrick Lamar track today or hell, God forbid a Logic track. Logic wouldn't fit at all with what they're trying to do here.
 
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Oct 29, 2017
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It seems the song was created for the game. Ed Boon needs to go by the folklore and make the Movie Theme official for the games someday.


It's UE4 bro, the lighting and the PBR alone make it better and more accurate.
Then I guess it's purely down to character models/art direction. Background seems less busy than MKX too.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Are those in-game/non-bull shot screens? Graphics looks great.

Also, is that some kind of evil Raiden? 'Cause I've wanted that since I was a kid, red lighting and everything.
Yes they are and tis how probably how the game gonna look on PC, PS4 Pro and XB O X with high resolution and IQ. Also yeah the general consensus that this game combines the first timeline and the the new timeline. that evil Raiden could be the losing Raiden from first timeline and the Scorpion with normal eyes is the non demonic Hanzo Hasashi from second timeline who gets killed by that Raiden and the Scorpion from first timeline takes the lead and revenge.

Then I guess it's purely down to character models/art direction. Background seems less busy than MKX too.
It's probably just those screens and they aren't the best ones chosen tbh. Those are mostly placehodler screens since they only show Raiden and Scorpion. When more stuff will be revealed we will get to see more screens and characters and probably those scereens gonna get changed..
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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London
Are those in-game/non-bull shot screens? Graphics looks great.

Also, is that some kind of evil Raiden? 'Cause I've wanted that since I was a kid, red lighting and everything.
He went bad (again) at the end of MKX, so yeah. He's never officially had red lightning until now though, so glad they finally did it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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United States
Tekken was on 3DS too, lol.



Or Sub-Zero.

though it's strange to me that those two have been representing MK for some time now, I remember Liu Kang being the face of the series in the 90's
I dunno. In the super Nintendo manual, there was a mini comic starring scorpion and subzero. Liu kang, though seemingly the main character of the games from the beginning, has always played second fiddle to the color swap ninjas.
 

Tace

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Nov 1, 2017
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Man, you gotta love Ed Boon. Game looks sick and I liked the song. 21

Can’t wait for the Liu Kang reveal. Imma need the dragon. Hope he gets his human form back in this one
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,875
Most hype reveal of the show. I’m so looking forward to this. I’m surprised at such a close release too! They probably did want to have it revealed at E3 but weren’t ready just yet.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Or Sub-Zero.

though it's strange to me that those two have been representing MK for some time now, I remember Liu Kang being the face of the series in the 90's
Sub-Zero is the only character that has been playable in every main series MK game and fans had a revolt when Scorpion was left off the MK3 roster.

Nobody respond to the Sub-Zero point with a technically or actually, you know what I mean.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Yes they are and tis how probably how the game gonna look on PC, PS4 Pro and XB O X with high resolution and IQ. Also yeah the general consensus that this game combines the first timeline and the the new timeline. that evil Raiden could be the losing Raiden from first timeline and the Scorpion with eyes is the non demonic Hanzo Hasashi from second timeline who gets kileld by that Raiden and the Scorpion from first timeline takes the lead and revenge.



It's probably just those screens and they aren't the best ones chosen tbh. Those are mostly placehodler screens since they only show Raiden and Scorpion. When more stuff will be revealed we will get to see more screens and characters and probably those scereens gonna get changed..
Has NR established that the current timeline and the timeline from the prologue from the opening of MK9 are separate? If so, it almost sounds like they're doing to MK what they've already done with Injustice.

I posted these questions in an earlier post, but they ended up being buried by posts.

-- What are the chances that MK11 will dovetail into certain elements of the classic timeline?

-- Also, I'm not too familiar with the MK timeline after MK3. So anyone familiar with some of MK4 strands that were incorporated into MKX please enlighten me. Which threads from MK4 were homaged in MKX and which were subverted?

-- My cousin who's deeply into this franchise believes that if this current series can hold up the writers are angling to eventually work their way back to the events from the opening cinema in MK9, but with NR's modern spin.

And if MK11 does end up overlapping into the old timeline, which post MK3 game would MK11 be working from?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Has NR established that the current timeline and the timeline from the prologue from the opening of MK9 are separate? If so, it almost sounds like they're doing to MK what they've already done with Injustice.

I posted these questions in an earlier post, but they ended up being buried by posts.

-- What are the chances that MK11 will dovetail into certain elements of the classic timeline?

-- Also, I'm not too familiar with the MK timeline after MK3. So anyone familiar with some of MK4 strands that were incorporated into MKX please enlighten me. Which threads from MK4 were homaged in MKX and which were subverted?

-- My cousin who's deeply into this franchise believes that if this current series can hold up the writers are angling to eventually work their way back to the events from the opening cinema in MK9, but with NR's modern spin.

And if MK11 does end up overlapping into the old timeline, which post MK3 game would MK11 be working from?
Yes. It was very obvious from the game itself that MK9 is a sequel (in form of a reboot) that takes place after MK Armageddon where everyone was fighting to get the power of Blaze. The dying Raiden from first timeline udner the hands of Shao Kahn sent a message to his past self to prevent Shao kahn from escaping after the tournament which means he has to die now. this changed the whole timeline and made new events. Liu Kang didn't die and ddin't become a chained zombie and characters even got children who inherited their legacies. While the current Shao kahn died for sure, it seems the older Shao kahn survived and he is character in this game. The older Raiden became corrupt attacking and killing the new clean Scoprion. The older Scorpion who is still a spectre came back too to do his still wicked job.
 
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Vito

formerly Undead Fantasy
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Oct 25, 2017
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Really disappointed that
Shinnok will not be playable but great news that Noob will return.
 
Aug 26, 2018
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Honestly none of those go with how hip-hop sounds today and they sound dated.
I have no problem with them going with a more current vibe. But, Raiden and Scorpion are literally tearing each other apart and it doesn't sound like the rapper can be bothered to care even slightly. There was no intensity or urgency to anything he was saying. He might as well have been reading a grocery list or something. lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That music didnt fit the trailer at all, but I usually listen to like hip hop playlists and shit during fighting games so it was pretty damn accurate to the play experience at the same time

Plz for the love of God have an adventure mode like it was rumored