Mortal Kombat 11 Character Roster -- Jade Update
By Chris Pereira on
Mortal Kombat 11 Roster
Another Kombat Kast for Mortal Kombat 11 has aired, and it's brought word on another playable character on the roster. This time around it's Jade, who missed out on the series' last game but has otherwise been a recurring series going back two decades. She features a zombified look with two of her three looks and wields a staff and daggers, and she's very effective at controlling space. The stream also gave us a good look at Baraka, who had previously been shown but was further detailed. We got a look at an ability that allows him to fire the spikes out of his back, which is useful for dealing with enemies who like to jump a lot as a means for dodging Baraka's grab.
We're now just a few months away from the release of the next game in the Mortal Kombat series. Coming off of Injustice 2, franchise developer NetherRealm Studios has a new follow-up to 2015's Mortal Kombat X with some new fighting mechanics, improved visuals, and other features to look forward to. Its character roster at this point consists primarily of returning fighters from previous games, although there is one brand-new fighter, too.
Prior to Jade, the latest additions to the roster were D'Vorah and Kabal. D'Vorah was announced briefly as part of an Inside Xbox stream, and we don't know much about how she'll work in MK11 just yet. But we got a more in-depth look at Kabal during the first Kombat Kast livestream of the year. He's described as a "a former Black Dragon enforcer turned Revenant. Known for his lightning fast speed, deadly Hook Swords, and reliance on an artificial respirator for survival, Kabal was resurrected as a twisted, evil version of himself, who now serves the Netherrealm and pledges to destroy all other realms."
While we don't yet have a full roster locked in, we do know about a number of characters who have made the cut. It's unclear how many will comprise the final list, though the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event showed a character select screen with 25 boxes. We'll be keeping track of everyone confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11 here as they're announced; what you'll see below are those we're sure are playable fighters--we've also heard Liu Kang's name, for instance, but he wasn't shown outside of cinematics.
Characters won't necessarily be the same every time you fight them: they each have different variations that impact their abilities, and players have a variety of customization options as their disposal beyond that. This includes changing the look of the character (for instance, Scorpion's mask, katana, and spear can all be replaced) and other things like abilities, intros, victory celebrations, and AI behavior. You can check out all of the Mortal Kombat 11 skins we've spotted so far.
Mortal Kombat 11's surprise reveal trailer during The Game Awards in December showcased two of the most obvious inclusions, Raiden and Scorpion. Little information was shared about the game at time, but that changed with January's reveal event, where we got a look at one of the game's brand-new characters, Geras. We got a look at a handful of returning characters, new fatalities, and gameplay. NetherRealm also teased some of the gameplay changes, such as perfect blocks and the separation of the standard one meter into separate offensive, defensive, and Super meters.
The Mortal Kombat 11 release date is set for April 23. It's coming not just to the expected platforms of PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but Nintendo Switch as well. Pre-ordering gets you access to a beta in March and allows you to play as Shao Kahn in the full game; you can do so through the links below.
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Shao Kahn (pre-order bonus)
For Mortal Kombat 11, Sonya will be voiced by former UFC fighter and current WWE star Ronda Rousey.
Geras is a brand-new addition to the roster who can summon sand, the latter of which comes in the form of spikes, hammers, and other deadly objects.