Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kitana As Next Playable Character

Those are some sharp fans.

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We're rapidly approaching the release of Mortal Kombat 11, and developer NetherRealm continues to gradually reveal the game's roster ahead of launch. Following the reveal of a third brand-new fighter named The Kollector, the studio has confirmed another series mainstay is coming back: Kitana. A new trailer/TV advertisement reveals that the fan-wielding warrior will be a part of the Mortal Kombat 11 roster.

The minute-long trailer's nothing more than a tease, featuring no actual gameplay footage. Instead, it starts with eyes whitening out and an announcer pondering what people fight for. A series of people walk in a straight line in what looks to be a dark, abandoned warehouse, representing confirmed Mortal Kombat 11 characters Sub-Zero and Raiden before Kitana whips out her fans and toss one at Scorpion, initiating a short but sweet CG fight. It may not be that long of a trailer, but it's tantalizing nonetheless. You can watch the trailer above.

Mortal Kombat 11 will feature no loot boxes whatsoever, according to a rapid-fire Game Informer interview with series creator Ed Boon. In the same interview, Boon confirmed that while The Matrix's Neo won't appear in Mortal Kombat 11--he did get dangerously close to appearing in Injustice 2--the game will boast 25 characters at launch, with "30-something to finish." Before The Kollector was announced, Mortal Kombat 11 saw a new fighter enter the fray, the Elder God Cetrion.

Ahead of the game's release, we recently had the chance to try out the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11. Though the graphics are obviously downgraded and development isn't being done in-house--NetherRealm handed the port job off to Miami-based Shiver Entertainment--the fighting mechanics and consistently smooth frame rate haven't been compromised. You can conveniently take your gore with you.

Mortal Kombat 11 launches on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23.

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