New Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer Reveals First Details About The Game's Story

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NetherRealm Studios has released our first look at the story in Mortal Kombat 11. The prologue to the game's story plays out in a trailer revealed at NetherRealm's January reveal event, which sees Raiden interacting with Shinnok after the events of Mortal Kombat X and also introduces a brand-new character.

In the prologue, Raiden is wearing Shinnok's amulet as he tortures the captured Elder God. Shinnok arrogantly reminds Raiden that an Elder God can't be killed, so the Earthrealm defender simply cuts off his victim's head while reminding it that there are fates worse than death. The prologue ends with Shinnok's still-living head being approached by a character we first saw during the Game Awards 2018, who seemingly has plans of her own.

During the reveal event, NetherRealm also revealed gameplay moments of several characters, including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Skarlet, Raiden, and Geras--the latter of which is a brand-new addition to the franchise. Geras also got a reveal trailer at the end of the event that showcased his incredible time-bending abilities in action, both summoning artifacts from other periods, transporting himself to his past position to avoid enemy attacks, and also freezing an opponent's time to land some devastating combos.

Ronda Rousey Is Voicing A Mortal Kombat 11 Character

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Mortal Kombat 11 will feature a surprising guest star. During the game's big reveal livestream, developer NetherRealm announced that athlete and current WWE Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey will be supplying the voice for series staple Sonya Blade.

Rumors that Rousey would be voicing Sonya in the upcoming fighting game were circulating prior to the reveal. Rousey herself further fueled the speculation by sharing a picture of an invitation she received for the reveal event on Instagram.

"Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass girl that I saw come onto the scene, and I've always admired her and admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way," Rousey said during the stream. You can see some in-game footage of Sonya in action in the video above.

Ronda Rousey Is In Mortal Kombat 11 As Sonya Blade

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Mortal Kombat 11 will feature a surprising guest star. During the game's big reveal livestream, developer NetherRealm announced that athlete and current WWE Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey will be supplying the voice for series staple Sonya Blade.

Rumors that Rousey would be voicing Sonya in the upcoming fighting game were circulating prior to the reveal. Rousey herself further fueled the speculation by sharing a picture of an invitation she received for the reveal event on Instagram.

"Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass girl that I saw come onto the scene, and I've always admired her and admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way," Rousey said during the stream. Rousey shares more of her thoughts on voicing the character in the trailer above. You can also see some gameplay footage of Sonya in action below.

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector's Edition Is Expensive, But Has A Scorpion Mask

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector's Edition Is Expensive, But Has A Scorpion Mask

NetherRealm shared more details on Mortal Kombat 11 today, including its high-end limited edition with goodies aimed at hardcore fans of the hard-hitting series. It's a sizable package, and the centerpiece is a neat costume prop honoring one of the series' most iconic characters.

The "Kollector's Edition" boasts a 1:1 scale Scorpion mask measuring at 35 x 18 x 21 cm. That includes both the dark cowl and the bright gold mouthpiece, giving that important otherworldly look. We saw it on stage during the presentation, and it actually appears like it could reasonably fit on the heads of the two hosts around it.

Other baubles in the Kollector's Edition include the Premium Edition of the game that includes the Kombat Pack, a Kollector's Box, and a Steelcase with MK logo medallion magnet. Kombat Packs were the name given DLC character packs in Mortal Kombat X, and GameSpot has contacted WB to confirm details for this one. It also appears as if the magnet may fit into an indentation in the case.

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector's Edition Includes Scorpion Mask

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector's Edition Includes Scorpion Mask

NetherRealm shared more details on Mortal Kombat 11 today, including its high-end limited edition with goodies aimed at hardcore fans of the hard-hitting series. It's a sizable package, and the centerpiece is a neat costume prop honoring one of the series' most iconic characters.

The "Kollector's Edition" boasts a 1:1 scale Scorpion mask measuring at 35 x 18 x 21 cm. That includes both the dark cowl and the bright gold mouthpiece, giving that important otherworldly look. We saw it on stage during the presentation, and it actually appears like it could reasonably fit on the heads of the two hosts around it.

Other baubles in the Kollector's Edition include the Premium Edition of the game that includes the Kombat Pack, a Kollector's Box, and a Steelcase with MK logo medallion magnet. Kombat Packs were the name given DLC character packs in Mortal Kombat X, and GameSpot has contacted WB to confirm details for this one. It also appears as if the magnet may fit into an indentation in the case.

Riverdale Is Getting Musical Again With Heathers Adaptation

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Riverdale Is Getting Musical Again With Heathers Adaptation

Riverdale continues to be one of the weirdest shows on TV where everything that happens is likely the last thing you'd possibly expect. Don't believe that? Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) was attacked by a bear in the latest episode and just might be dead. (He's definitely not going to die, don't worry.)

Now the CW series is gearing up for its next musical episode. You may remember last season when they tackled Carrie: The Musical in an episode that left one character dead and everyone else freaking out. Now Riverdale is looking back on another classic film for its musical inspiration. On March 29, the series will present its take on Heathers: The Musical.

In a statement, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased, "Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie. This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is big fun, with great roles for the Riverdale kids. And everyone is singing." That last bit seems to hint that even Jughead (Cole Sprouse) will be getting in on the vocal action this time, after being sidelined during the Carrie musical.

Mortal Kombat 11: Watch Some New Fatalities

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Mortal Kombat is known for many things, but none is more iconic than its over-the-top Fatalities. NetherRealm knows where its bread is buttered, so it made a point to show off a special Fatalities trailer during its Mortal Kombat 11 presentation.

The montage is a bloody visceral series of blood and viscera. You'll see bones crunch, sinew snap, heads fly, and brains made for a tasty snack. It's all very painful to watch, in that special Mortal Kombat way.

The reveal event also debuted a new character named Geras, announced actress Ronda Rousey as the voice behind Sonya Blade, and showed off some new gameplay systems like the Fatal Blows. NetherRealm also teased more announcements to come on its series of Kombat Kasts.

Mortal Kombat 11's First Bloody Gameplay Trailer Revealed

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After its surprise debut at the 2018 Game Awards, fans have been waiting for more Mortal Kombat 11 details to get over here. NetherRealm formally took the wraps off of the new fighting game with a livestream keynote, starting with the reveal of its first official gameplay trailer.

The video, which you can watch below, shows off a variety of veteran Mortal Kombat characters battling it out. In addition to Raiden and Scorpion--both of whom were featured during the Game Awards trailer--we got our first look at Liu Kang, Baraka, Sub-Zero, and Sonya, among others. And in true Mortal Kombat fashion, we got to see plenty of gruesome fatalities.

NetherRealm also confirmed that there will be different variations of fighters, and players will be able to customize these with different costume pieces, intros, and more. We had previously heard about custom character variations, which was a logical progression from Injustice 2. We also knew this one would mark the return of "Klassic" fighters, including Raiden and two Scorpions. Fans suspected that could signal some time travel or multi-verse implications.