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January 19, 2019 1 min read
This week, we finally got out first look at the roster for NetherRealm Studios' upcoming face-masher Mortal Kombat 11. Confirmed playable were Outworld fighter Baraka, Special Forces agent Sonya Blade, sexually-charged ninja buddies Sub-Zero and Scorpion, the blood-draining DLC debutante Skarlet and an all new grumpy-attitude Raiden.
Later in NRS' presentation we got to see the time-manipulating hunk o' beef that is Geras, and also caught a glimpse of what appeared to be Kabal. Appearing in cinematics - but not specifically noted as playable - were Shaolin monks Liu Kang and Kung Lao, as well as a sinister lady who can also freeze the clock, Kronika. Finally, former Outworld Emperor Shao Khan will be on-hand as a pre-order bonus.
That's seven confirmed playable characters and 11 "more-than-likely" playable characters. The character select screen in the demo featured 25 slots, which leaves space for 14 more characters, (I took some college). This is, of course, easily expandable at NetherRealm's whims, so shouldn't be taken as set in stone.
So, who do you wanna see make the grade from MK's illustrious roster of good, so-so and God-awful kharacters? I think its gonna be a tough cut. Surely NRS didn't introduce all those kids in Mortal Kombat X just to drop them one sequel later. What about newbie villains like D'Vorah and Kotal Khan? This isn't to mention the currently zombified mainstays such as Nightwolf, Smoke, Stryker and Jade. On top of all that, you also have the series' penchant for giving slots to guest stars... Boy, that's a helluva lot of cats vying for screen time.
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