It seems that the Mortal Kombat 11 roster is growing larger with each passing week. Kotal Kahn was revealed yesterday (honestly, it was more of a reveal for Jacqui Briggs since she won the fight). And today, NetherRealm has given us a first look at another new fighter, Noob Saibot. You can see his full announcement trailer down below:
Noob Saibot has been a fan-favorite in the Mortal Kombat series ever since his debut in MK 2. His move-set shown above is what you would expect for the former Sub-Zero as Noob uses many portals to quickly get across the stage. Personally, I believe Johnny Cage’s fatality in his reveal was better but, Noob’s was pretty brutal as well. The character was missing in 2015’s Mortal Kombat X and never appeared in its DLC, despite the popularity of the character. Although his absence in MKX was disappointing, fans can rest easy knowing Noob Saibot will return to the MK roster this April.
Speaking of DLC, NetherRealm also announced some DLC news for Mortal Kombat 11. The main antagonist of the first Mortal Kombat and master sorcerer, Shang Tsung, will be Mortal Kombat 11’s first DLC character. He will be based on Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa’s version of the character in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie. Shang Tsung will also be a major component of MK 11’s The Krypt (where you can unlock concept art, fatalities, alternate costumes, etc. for your fighters).
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The beta for MK 11 is right around the corner, March 28th. If you pre-order the game, you will not only get access to the beta but you’ll also receive Shao Kahn as a playable character. It should be noted that the beta is only for those who pre-ordered on PS4 and Xbox One. The official release date for Mortal Kombat 11 is April 23rd, 2019 and it will release for PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.
Are you picking up MK 11 next month? What are your thoughts on the Shang Tsung and Noob Saibot announcements? Let us know in the comments below!
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