Stewart 'Grave' Gibson is the fighting game loving, Doomguy worshipping, Motorhead listening maniac of DarkSpawn Gaming. When not ripping and tearing Stewart can be found riding the open roads or at the nearest Lucha Libre event.
As any gamer knows Ed Boon is many things, the greatest of Twitter trolls, the longest running video game voice actor of all time and of course, a gaming genius. Follow Ed Boon on twitter and you’ll see the man can’t even tweet the most mundane of things without half of his followers asking about the next Mortal Kombat game. So when E3 past this year and we didn’t hear a peep from NetherRealm Studios we all suspected that Ed and his team were not doing the usual ‘a game every 2 years’ this time around and we would have to wait to next year but old man Boon had other ideas.
If you haven’t seen it yet or didn’t even know about it then crawl out from under that boulder and go watch the bloody new awesome trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. Now, it seems the entire Internet is in agreement that the music choice is awful, just as we all did the same when the MKX announcement trailer was shown. However, that should not take away from the fact that this trailer raises quite a few questions and easily gets the blood pumping in excitement for the return of the most violent fighting game franchise in history.
(Who would have thought Scorpion would be back)
In a first for the Mortal Kombat announce trailers we didn’t have a Scorpion vs Sub-Zero match but instead had an Evil Raiden (or Dark Raiden as he is sometimes called) taking on everyone’s favourite hell-spawn ninja. The two beat the every loving $&%# out of each other and of course, Ed Boons favorite characters come out on top. Fairly straightforward, right? Well not exactly, we’re left with a number of questions that need answering before our heads explode with theories. Why were there two Scorpions? Why did the second rock the classic MK3 look? Are the multiple fighting styles and weapons back from the Deadly Alliance days?
Well NetherRealm themselves have stated:
“The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customise the fighters and make them your own,” the statement goes on to say. “The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning classic fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.”
(Goddamn, it’s a good looking game!)
This screams of the type of customisation we were given in Injustice 2, giving us the ability to create our own outfits for our favorite fighters before covering them in blood. Either way, this is NetherRealm Studios and let’s not kid around here, these guys are known for knocking it out of the park with every game they make. For such a young studio they have awards coming out of their ears and praise around every corner they go. So if you ask any fan of fighting games if they are excited about Mortal Kombat 11 I am willing to bet my spinal column that the answer is yes. This leaves us with one question, has Raiden turned so evil that Shao Kahn is the new good guy? Bloody hell, we can only hope!
Mortal Kombat is released globally on April 23rd for PS4, Xbox1, and PC.