Jax, Liu Kang, And Kung Lao Join Mortal Kombat 11 Character Roster

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Jax, Liu Kang, And Kung Lao Join Mortal Kombat 11 Character Roster

Sony's first-ever State of Play livestream ran for about 20 minutes, and the Nintendo Direct-style presentation was capped off with a new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. But more newsworthy was confirmation of three more playable characters, as Sony confirmed several new (well, returning) members of Mortal Kombat 11's roster: Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao.

Liu Kang and Kung Lao were seen in previous story reveals, but have been confirmed as playable characters in the base roster. Unfortunately, we didn't get much in terms of what they'll look like in combat though we did get a glimpse of Jackson "Jax" Briggs in action. In the new trailer, Jacqui Briggs is perplexed at the sight of seeing her dad...twice. Shortly afterward you can see a bit of Jax fighting himself in game.

Jax, Liu Kang, And Kung Lao Confirmed For Mortal Kombat 11 Playable Roster

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Jax, Liu Kang, And Kung Lao Confirmed For Mortal Kombat 11 Playable Roster

Sony's State of Play livestream concluded with something new for those looking forward to Mortal Kombat 11. A new trailer for NetherRealm Studio's upcoming fighting game revealed some new story elements, like young Johnny Cage of the past rustling the old Johnny Cage of the present. It leaned heavily into the time travel elements that had been teased in previous trailers and announcements and showed off more of its goofy moments. And at the end of Sony's presentation, it was announced that three new (well, returning) characters will be part of Mortal Kombat 11's roster: Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao.

Liu Kang and Kung Lao were seen in previous story reveals, but have been confirmed as playable characters in the base roster. Unfortunately, we didn't get much in terms of what they'll look like in combat though we did get a glimpse of Jackson "Jax" Briggs in action. In the new trailer, Jacqui Briggs is perplexed at the sight of seeing her dad...twice. Shortly afterward you can see a bit of Jax fighting himself in game.

The trailer titled Old Skool Vs. New Skool is a perfect showcase of what series creator Ed Boon has been talking about in terms of characters fighting against or teaming up with their past selves in an all-out wacky plotline. It's also fitting that the trailer featured music from both rappers Ice Cube and Vince Staples. You can check it out in the video above.

Battlefield 5's Firestorm Battle Royal Mode Is Live, Game Is Half Off

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The battle royale trend isn't slowing down anytime soon, and Battlefield is the latest series to get in on the action--Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, went live today for all players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Firestorm is a free add-on for Battlefield V; you must own the base game in order to play.

Luckily, you can grab the base game for up to 50% today: the standard edition is selling for $30, and the deluxe edition is only $40. The deluxe edition includes five sets of paratrooper outfits, special assignments, and 20 weekly Airlifts with customization items. The deluxe edition for PC also includes the Firestorm ranger set, paratrooper gear, and instant access to Battlefield 1 weapons.

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Watch Microsoft's Xbox Indies Showcase Here

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Microsoft has been courting indies for years through its ID@Xbox program, but now the company is giving independent games their very own showcase. The newly titled ID@Xbox Game Pass stream will premiere on March 26 and showcase a variety of indies coming to Xbox One.

Though a full line-up hasn't been announced, Microsoft did mention a few by name including Afterparty, Void Bastards, and Supermarket Shriek. Plus, given the name, it seems likely this will emphasize the indies that are included as part of the company's Game Pass subscription service. That service offers all-you-can-eat from a curated selection of games for $10 per month.

This show will follow a spate of publisher showcases, including the spring Nindies showcase that featured a collaboration with Microsoft to bring Cuphead to the Nintendo Switch. Similarly, Sony announced its own State of Play stream, airing March 25. Between the regular Nintendo Direct presentations, Microsoft's Inside Xbox and new ID@Xbox Game Pass streams, and Sony's new State of Play streams, all three major platform holders are now hosting their own streaming programs.

PS4 State Of Play: All The Announcements

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Sony's first Nintendo Direct-style State of Play presentation has ended, and it's given us a look at a number of games on the way to PS4 this year. The broadcast kicked off with the reveal of a new Iron Man VR game, but that was hardly the only announcement; we also learned about a No Man's Sky VR update and got to see new trailers for Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11, among other titles.

If you missed out on the presentation, we've rounded up all of the biggest news and announcements from it below.

Sony kicked off its State of Play presentation with Iron Man VR. Developed by Camouflaj in conjunction with Worldwide Studios and Marvel Games, the game puts players behind the visor of the Iron Avenger. No further details were shared beyond that, but Iron Man VR is slated to release for PS4 this year.

PS4 State Of Play: All The Big Announcements

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Sony's first Nintendo Direct-style State of Play presentation has ended, and it's given us a look at a number of games on the way to PS4 this year. The broadcast kicked off with the reveal of a new Iron Man VR game, but that was hardly the only announcement; we also learned about a No Man's Sky VR update and got to see new trailers for Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11, among other titles.

If you missed out on the presentation, we've rounded up all of the biggest news and announcements from it below.

Sony started off its State of Play presentation by unveiling Marvel's Iron Man VR. Developed by Camouflaj in conjunction with Worldwide Studios and Marvel Games, the game puts players behind the visor of the Iron Avenger. No further details were shared beyond that, but Iron Man VR is slated to release for PS4 this year.

PS4 State Of Play: All The Big Announcements And Games

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Sony's first Nintendo Direct-style State of Play presentation has ended, and it's given us a look at a number of games on the way to PS4 this year. The broadcast kicked off with the reveal of a new Iron Man VR game, but that was hardly the only announcement; we also learned about a No Man's Sky VR update and got to see new trailers for Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11, among other titles.

If you missed out on the presentation, we've rounded up all of the biggest news and announcements from it below. You can also watch a replay of the stream here.

Sony started off its State of Play presentation by unveiling Marvel's Iron Man VR. Developed by Camouflaj in conjunction with Worldwide Studios and Marvel Games, the game puts players behind the visor of the Iron Avenger. No further details were shared beyond that, but Iron Man VR is slated to release for PS4 this year.