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Last Day To Pre-Order Mortal Kombat 11 And Get Its Pre-Order Bonuses (US)

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We're nearing the end of April, which means the release date for NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat 11 is almost here--the game will launch on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on Tuesday, April 23. Since announcing the game at the 2018 Game Awards, the studio has revealed official gameplay, some playable characters, fighter customizations, and an expensive Kollector's edition. Now is your last chance to pre-order if you're interested in securing its pre-order bonus--a playable character, Shao Kahn.

Mortal Kombat 11's playable character roster includes several franchise favorites, like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Jax, and Raiden. A recent trailer announced that Kitana, another series mainstay, will join the roster. Other returning characters include Erron Black, Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, and Johnny Cage. Besides previous characters, new fighters will also join the fray, including time-manipulator Geras and elder god Cetrion. Another new character was also revealed recently: the Kollector, a four-armed servant of the Outworld Empire.

Combat uses a new graphics engine "showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment," a description that is appropriate given our look at the game's gruesome and bloody Fatalities. NetherRealm has also been touting the custom character variations in the upcoming Mortal Kombat, which are designed to give you "unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own."

Our Mortal Kombat 11 review-in-progress is now live, which you can read for a look at what to expect. In it, Edmond Tran writes, "MK11 isn't just a sequel for series fans and Netherrealm devotees, it's a gateway into the realm of fighting games for anyone who has a passing interest in watching ruthless warriors beat each other silly. Streamlined mechanics keep the act of fighting furiously exciting no matter what your skill level, and comprehensive tutorials encourage you to dig into the nitty-gritty. There's a diverse roster of interesting characters and playstyles, and the story mode is an entertaining romp. The unfulfilling approaches to the game's dynamic single-player content and progression may feel like they've totally whiffed (at least at this early stage), but Mortal Kombat 11 hits where it matters."

A closed beta for those who pre-ordered the game for Xbox One or PS4 was held March 28 through 31--here's what that gameplay looked like. And if you're curious how Mortal Kombat 11 runs on Nintendo Switch, we got the chance to try it out at PAX East, and the fighting mechanics are smoother than ever (although there is a slight visual downgrade).

Whether you're a longtime fan of the series or simply want to give this one a try, you might be wondering what you get for pre-ordering. Here are the prices and perks for ordering every edition of the game, including a couple of sweet pre-order bonuses.

Mortal Kombat 11 Pre-Order Bonus

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If you pre-order any version of Mortal Kombat 11, you'll receive Shao Kahn as a playable character. GameStop is also offering an additional pre-order bonus for Mortal Kombat 11: an exclusive tin box and Scorpion neck wrap.

See the full list of pre-order options below.

Mortal Kombat 11 Standard Edition

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The standard edition of Mortal Kombat 11 just comes with the game itself and any pre-order bonuses.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition

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The premium edition of Mortal Kombat 11 comes with the base game, plus the Kombat Pack. The Kombat Pack will get you six new DLC playable characters released over time, a week of early access to DLC characters, seven exclusive character skins, and seven exclusive sets of gear. During a recent panel at C2E2, NetherRealm confirmed that Shang Tsung is one of the six playable characters included in the Kombat Pack. If you pre-order a physical copy of the game, you'll also receive a Mortal Kombat 11 official steelbook.

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Mortal Kombat Kollector's Edition

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The Kollector's Edition offers the most bang for the most buck, including the game's premium edition (with Kombat Pack), a steelbook case, a collector's box, and a 1:1 scale Scorpion mask (which isn't wearable). It comes at a steep price, however, and at least in the US, it will be a GameStop exclusive.

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Anyone find the pre order for the scorpion mask/bust?

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I rarely ever preorder games but just preordered this one. Long time MK fan so can't wait. Will sadly have to put other games aside if I want to have a chance online but it is what it is.

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An awesome trailer and it needed to be on account of the horrendous music they chose to accompany it.

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Can’t believe it is coming out so quick after it’s initial reveal. Smart move on NetherRealm’s part.

Mortal Kombat had a kind of revival with MK9 a few years back and hopefully this latest installment continues on with that surge of new blood.

-A, B, A, C, A, B, B NINJA APPROVED-

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Mortal Kombat hasn't been good since 1994's MKII.

It's been crap since then with each new one getting worse.

Just end it already.

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@suprsolider: Did you die in 1994 or something? That year only saw the Genesis and Super NES and handheld versions of MKII, somewhat great for their time, but no where near arcade perfect, not even the 32X port which was the best home port.

MK3 blows MKII out of the water on side by side comparison. Cemented by the follow up Ultimate MK3.

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@c_smithii:

I could have sworn the arcade game was released in 1994, but I was wrong, it was 1993.

MK3 is terrible. I and most people didn't like it even when it was new. The run button was a stupid addition, the characters sucked for the most part, most of the stage fatalities stunk, the whole 2 screen thing in some stages was a stupid gimmick. Ultimate MK3 wasn't much better either.

I stand by my statement. MKII is the pinnacle of the series and where it should have stayed. It has gotten worse with every installment since then.

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@suprsolider: They are selling well, why would they stop making profit?

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@deactivated-5ccb059070467:

Integrity is worth more I suppose. At least to me anyway.

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Super pumped for this! And now that its official about the time traveling/twisting, I'm betting on seeing characters we haven't seen since DA and Deception.

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MK is back where it belongs, on a Nintendo system. Oh, hell to the yeah! Looks like I'll be getting that version instead ?

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@raidernat:

Nintendo is trash. Wake up. The Switch is trash.

Hell Nintendo in general has ALWAYS been a trashy company. They have done more to harm gaming than help it.

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@raidernat: The switch version will probably run at 30 fps or less and look like ass.

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@vfighter: The switch is a glorified gameboy

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@vfighter: Wonder if the PS4 version will be censored.

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@vfighter: Says some random boy on the internet ?

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@vfighter: Like the game will look any better on PS4 and Xbox?

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@Simulator_Shock: Of course it will. You are aware the Switch isn't as capable as the other 2???? Or you are just so in love with Nintendo that you are blind to that fact.....

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Or wait for the XL Edition that will be out 6 months later for $59.99.

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@juiceair: 6 months later lol, maybe a year and 6 months.

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@vfighter: I'm patient and am willing to wait instead of being robbed for what will inevitably be an unfinished product!

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@proxima1025: To be fair MK games release with a ton of single player and multiplayer content. Not every game that has DLC is robbing the consumer of a full experience at launch. If you don't plan on playing online then yes waiting is your best bet.

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Hell yes

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