‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Focuses More On Entertainment Rather Than Violence

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Who would have forgotten the famous lines ‘Finish him?’ These are the last words of the master before his combatant could have the option to end the life of his opponent in either ‘brutality or fatality’ move.

Mortal Kombat became well known after its release on big screens around the globe, and then the company developed MK game series to cater those who are aching for actual entertainment. This led to the creation of Mortal Kombat 1 to X and today MK11 will be up for another fighting action.

It is one of the world’s best-known fighting game series developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is a sequel to 2015’s Mortal Kombat X which garnered a lot of support from fans in North America and Europe.

Four years ago, NetherRealm studios rebooted the Mortal Kombat series, essentially making its way to be on top of the fighting games of the modern era. Now, the developer pushes the cutting edge with lighting and shading effects but still maintaining an exceptional job of a clean and detailed visual style in every battle.

GAMEPLAY

The trailer reveals the gameplay of MK11, which is a 2.5D fighting game. Aside from its signature moves such as the ‘Fatalities’ and ‘Brutalities,’ new gameplay features are also introduced including the ‘Fatal Blow’ and ‘Krushing Blow’.

For those who are wondering what the difference between the new moves if, Fatal blow is considered as a special skill that gives a large amount of damage to the enemy, but the combatant can only use this once his or her health drops below 30 percent.

The said move is a replacement of X-ray superpower and is available only once per match. On the other hand, Krushing blow is another special attack which can be triggered at any moment regardless of what level the player is currently into when certain requirements are met.

STORY MODE

MK11 story mode will take around eight hours to beat since it is the world’s best-known fighting game, NetherRealm seems to pull out all the stops with its latest entry. Past MK game series have relatively short story modes, but MK11 differs. The levels and battle challenges are hard to beat, even if the player has wide experiences on the MK attacks and special skills.

CHARACTERS AND NEWEST ROSTER

MK11 fighter roster has been revealed on the trailer released earlier today. The characters are Baraka, Cassie Cage, D’Vorah, Erron black, Geras and the new member of Earthrealm warriors. Jade, Kabal, Kano and Liu Kang are among those who were resurrected and back again on the game as demanded by fans.

Sub-zero, the infamous leader of the Lin Kuei, returns to battle evil or perhaps good alongside with the other Earthrealm combatants. The trailer shocked everyone when Liu Kang and Kitana, the two famous combatants ever since the game was released, now ruled the Netherealm.

Sonya Blade returns for the 11th time in MK11 and will be played by UFC Champion Ronda Rousey.  

Mortal Kombat is due to be released on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One on April 23 this year. There are no confirmations yet from the company if the said game will be available in Android or IOS.

FATALITIES

Fatalities are the final and ultimate move that a combatant should perform to finish a particular battle. Fatalities on this upcoming game are, of course, wild and complicated to pull off ever since its introduction to the gameplay.

However this time, NetherRealm provides avid gamers alternatives. Players can purchase “(1)Easy Fatalities,” a one-time use transaction that offers an easier button-press to end the game. Meaning, it provides shortcuts to a dynamic move or something that provides an easy way out. If amateurs are avoiding this kind of technique, then it is best suitable for new gamers or younger ones who are still learning the best moves to kill an opponent and for those who don’t have the patience to master the art of the Fatality truly.

MORE OF AN ENTERTAINMENT THAN SHOWCASING VIOLENCE

In a more profound sense, there is a lot of blood and a heavy dose of violence in this game. Even the movie version of the game is filled with gore and physical force that warn parents to guide their children while playing.

Mortal Kombat X already put a disclaimer before on its content that the game contains violence not suitable for kids. And, without a doubt, its 11th installment will admittedly do the same. Despite the call to turn down all games that inhibit violence on its content, the company assures the public that MK11 has fighting scenes that showcase more on the entertainment side rather than proliferating vehemence. The company is well aware of the effects of violence on kids and is also calling for parents to minimize the playing time.  

MK11 is set to be released in North America and Europe on April 23, 2019, for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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