Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kabal And D'Vorah To Character Roster

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Now Playing: Mortal Kombat 11's First Official Kombat Kast Livestream By NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios has confirmed two more characters--Kabal and D'Vorah--will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Following a tease in January, Kabal was fully revealed during the first Kombat Kast, a regular livestream dedicated to the brutal fighting game. According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, Kabal is the first of a few fan-favorite characters that will be added to the roster. In the trailer for him, which you can watch below, Kabal is shown with his iconic meat hooks and puts his Nomad Dash to good use.

At one point he's shown running off one side of the screen and appearing on the other to deliver his bone-crushing hook slam. He also has his buzz saw blades, which will be handy in controlling space and movement. His Fatality, meanwhile, involves grabbing the enemy and running at high speed with them in tow, before using his hooks to cut them in half.

During the Kombat Kast, Ed Boon also teased the guest character, saying people will "freak out" when they see it. However, he stopped short of announcing the character.

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As part of a subsequent Inside Xbox stream, Boon confirmed that D'Vorah, a character that made her debut in Mortal Kombat X, will also be in Mortal Kombat 11. However, we didn't get to see or hear much more about her. Presumably we'll receive more details in a later Kombat Kast. We know the next one is scheduled for February 14.

Mortal Kombat 11 was officially announced during The Game Awards, but it was fully unveiled on January 23, when NetherRealm showed off gameplay from it and revealed a few characters. Naturally, Scorpion and Sub-Zero are returning, along with Raiden, Sonya Blade, and Baraka. However, one new character added to the roster is Geras, who is capable of manipulating the time on the clock.

Since the full reveal, NetherRealm has also shared details about Mortal Kombat 11's story, which takes place after the events of 2015's Mortal Kombat X and involves time travel of some sort. Of course, NetherRealm also showed off a few of the gruesome new fatalities in the game. You can see all the characters announced for Mortal Kombat 11 so far here.

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Soliaired50

Awesome Kabal has always been one of my mains, though couldn't care less about D'who.

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starjay009

Love Kabal. He has always been one of my favs since MK3.

But I don't like the look of the fatalities in this version of MK. Some of them are outright childish/silly.

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greaseman1985

@starjay009: The fatalities now are definitely over the top, and yes, even silly. They used to be quick and disgusting, making you go "holy sh**".

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Imajinn

@greaseman1985: Wait til you see em up close and personal. They are such better when you're playing it

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xgalacticax

I am not really a fan of how the fatalities end in this one. Why just stop bodies and heads in mid air? It feels unfinished. Were they just too lazy to animate the rest of it? The victory pose at the end of the fatality (and watching heads and stuff bounce on the ground) was a nice part of the other MK games.

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Imajinn

@xgalacticax: They did that because of the time traveling storyline. They freeze the end of the fatalities in time. I agree with you though.

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greaseman1985

Kabal has always been awesome.....but why the hell bring D'Vorah back?

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RogerioFM

Ok... that was cool.

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J-007

Happy to hear they're back and D'Vorah especially since she is new and a skinny mutant who has tentacles. I was hoping Shaggy won't make it...this is Mortal Kombat... No land for sissy characters but it would be humorous if he were in it

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timesplitter82

Seriously D’Vorah one of the worse characters of mkx such a waist .So glad for Kabals return though

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Pupchu

@timesplitter82: such a waist indeed

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Warlord_Irochi

@timesplitter82: Really? I think her waist has the correct measures...

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death_burnout

Ok, that's one hell of a design for Kabal.

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gamingdevil800

I despise Dvorah with a passion hope she dies gruesomely in this game for killing Mileena and Baraka.

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Jimbowesker

@gamingdevil800: Just curious, is D'Vorah for sure part of the roster?

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gamingdevil800

@Jimbowesker: Yeah Ed boon revealed an image of her and everything not sure why she didn't get a trailer.

Here: https://twitter.com/noobde/status/1092926139264389120

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Jimbowesker

@gamingdevil800Ok cool thanks, yeah I noticed it about an hour after sending that. Not a fan of her either, although I do believe her anatomy/body parts offers some potential for some gruesome Fatalities. Super pumped Kabal and his mean meat hooks are back tho!

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Ariel_G

He looks plenty like his new appearence in the ending of his story mode run in MK9. I think a lot of people saw that coming.

Not that I'm complaining, of course. I like the design.

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ballaShotCaller

So it's mk9 on current Gen?