Mortal Kombat 11's Noob Saibot Confirmed, Watch First Gameplay Trailer

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Another classic Mortal Kombat character is coming back in Mortal Kombat 11. During a panel at C2E2, developer NetherRealm confirmed that Noob Saibot will return in the upcoming game as a playable fighter. The reveal came by way of a new gameplay trailer, which showcases the shadowy ninja squaring off against several characters--including his younger brother, the current Sub-Zero--and ends with a look at one of Noob's gruesome new fatalities. [Update: Even more characters have been announced, with the latest batch consisting of Liu Kang, Jax, and Kung Lao. Additionally, the Mortal Kombat 11 beta is live as of this writing and runs until the end of March.]

The video, which you can watch below, gives us a look at many of Noob Saibot's abilities. He wields a scythe and is able to attack opponents from two different locations at the same time. In a press release, NetherRealm outlined the character: "Noob Saibot, once known by the name Bi-Han, and the original Sub-Zero, he was a cold-blooded assassin, corrupt from years of violence and evil. Murdered by his clan’s enemy, Scorpion, Bi-Han was resurrected as the black-clad wraith, Noob Saibot. Both shadowy and mysterious, his soul was stripped of compassion and remorse, and now he considers himself the perfect warrior using his ninja-like and phantom abilities to carry out his darkest impulses."

Noob wasn't the only fighter NetherRealm unveiled during the panel; the developer also announced Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character, Shang Tsung. This time, Tsung's appearance is modeled after Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the actor who portrayed the character in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie. In MK11, Tsung will also serve as the host, narrator, and guide for players when they enter the Krypt. The playable version of the character will be available as part of the game's first Kombat Pack. That's included in the Premium and Kollector's editions of the game and will presumably be sold on its own.

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NetherRealm has been slowly revealing Mortal Kombat 11's roster since the game was first announced during the 2018 Game Awards. Earlier this week, the developer also confirmed that the Emperor of Outworld, Kotal Khan, will be a playable character, and before that we got our first look at the returning Jacqui Briggs. You can see all of the Mortal Kombat 11 characters confirmed so far here.

Following a recent limited online stress test, NetherRealm will soon host the first Mortal Kombat 11 beta beginning March 27. The test will be open to all players who've pre-ordered a copy of the game and will feature five playable characters: Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet, and Scorpion. The beta is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 PM PT.

Mortal Kombat 11 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23. The game will be available in standard, Premium, and Kollector's editions, the latter of which includes a 1:1 (non-wearable) Scorpion mask. Pre-ordering any edition will also give you a bonus playable character: Shao Kahn. You can learn more in our Mortal Kombat 11 pre-order guide.

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Finish him? You put a sickle through his head, I'm pretty sure he was already finished lol.

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@Sepewrath: Welcome to Mortal Kombat logic lol.

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All these years later, I still giggle at a character named “Noob.” Clearly, I’ve come a long way.

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In a pickle. Love mk. But hate most fighting game practices nowadays. Buy the game... then pay double for all the content... or wait a year and get the "XL" version. Even if I get the premium.. you know we will still miss out on costumes and stuff

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Yeah, I'll probably end up waiting for the complete edition. Especially if they are going to do separate DLC packs and all.

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If Stryker is not revealed soon i'm gonna perform a Fatality on Ed Boon :)

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@openmind23: Get to performing

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@imajinn: I'm just practicing on my friends atm :D

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@openmind23: :p

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w t f Boon? Shang Tsung is a DLC fighter for your game which is still not released? Thats something EA would do... brag about DLC content which launches alongside or a week after the base game release.

I don't give an F. I'll wait until 15 months after the game has been out and scoop the complete game up for $15 or $17 on the PC.

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To be honest, I do not think people realize that some of the things that is going on in this trailer would really hurt. I also find it to be abusive, sexist, threatening, there is bullying going on, gross (vulgar), Objectionable and the trailer is definitely not very civil. Between this trailer and the gamespots tolerance policy, I for one feel I am living in a paradox!

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@J2fold: This is MK. Not for the sensitive folks. That's for sure

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I remember being unstoppable with ole Noob in the arcades back in the day. Good to see you again my dark friend

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I bet some Brazilian is going to name their son “Noob” since the notary there already has a person with the name “Jogos Mortais 7 3D” (Mortal Kombat 7 3D) registered, no joke btw.

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Me and my boy Noob go wayy back, I remember always picking him in MK3 Ultimate for Sega Genesis and just spam his high kick combos. Good times.

Hes looking sick here.

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Not a big MK fan anymore...but I have to admit, Noob looks pretty awesome. 👍

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And all the noobs will pick him...

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Woah! Noob actually looks dope. Might use him now then I was gonna main Jade.