Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer NetherRealm Studios announced Mortal Kombat 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC at The Game Awards 2018. It will launch worldwide on April 23, 2019. A community reveal event will be held on January 17, 2019. Pre-orders will include Shao Kahn as a playable character and beta access.
Here is an overview of the game, via Warner Bros.:
Mortal Kombat 11 is developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios and is scheduled for release beginning April 23, 2019 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch system, and PC.
The song by 21 Savage featured in the trailer is titled “Immortal” and overlays scenes of an epic battle between two iconic characters, Dark Raiden and Scorpion, with a tease of a new character who is at the center of Mortal Kombat 11’s story.
Mortal Kombat 11 will make its first gameplay debut at Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal, a highly experiential, community celebration of Mortal Kombat, taking place at 11:00 a.m. PST on Jan. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles and 7:00 p.m. UTC in London. Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal will be live streamed globally on Twitch and will feature a keynote presented by NetherRealm Studios. The event will also include the first opportunity for hands-on with Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay, tournaments and other Mortal Kombat themed activities.
Mortal Kombat 11 deepens and personalizes the experience unlike ever before with an all new Custom Character Variation System that gives players the creative control of building customized versions of the character roster. In addition, the game will introduce a new cinematic story that continues the epic saga that is more than 25 years in the making.
“By giving players more creative control, Mortal Kombat 11 is a testament to why this iconic franchise is so strong and increasingly relevant after more than 25 years,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “This game showcases NetherRealm Studios’ extensive talent to innovate and create epic experiences for the Mortal Kombat fans and new players alike.”
“It’s exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11 and showcase what the team has been working on,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalize their favorite fighters. We can’t wait until January when we’ll be showing more of the game.”
Available for pre-order beginning Deember. 7 is the Mortal Kombat 11 standard edition for $59.99 SRP. The Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition is also available for pre-order at $99.99 which includes the base game and the Kombat Pack. All pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, Shao Kahn. Those who pre-order on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, at select retailers, will also receive access to the beta, which will be available in March for those platforms.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.