After the release of Injustice 2 and all its DLC, developer NetherRealm is moving to its next fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11. This game is set to release this spring on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It's looking more brutal and intense than ever before, including wacky characters and gory fatalities.
What's most interesting about any Mortal Kombat game, though, is what sorts of characters we can expect to see. There are plenty of fighters that have yet to be revealed, but we already know a good number of the roster so far. Here is Every Character Confirmed For Mortal Kombat 11, so far.
The poster boy for the Mortal Kombat series is back for the latest entry. Being featured on the cover art for the game, he is going to bring his rope darts and his skeletal head back for more intense battles this time around. Scorpion has been known for his "toasty" fatality where he burns his opponent alive.
He was also featured in the first trailer for the game, where he took on Raiden. Honestly, though, no one thought that he wouldn't make it in the game. It would be like not including Ryu in Street Fighter, or leaving Nightmare out of Soulcalibur.
The dutiful yet violent thunder god and guardian of Earth, Raiden, makes his way into Mortal Kombat 11 after appearing as a guest character in Injustice 2. Raiden's move-set relies on using his electric powers to damage opponents.
He can dash toward people like a bolt of lightning, use his lightning rod to shock them, and even throw his hat like a razor blade. Raiden will also have a big role to play in the game's story as it picks up where Mortal Kombat X left off. Like Scorpion, Raiden is an old character that was expected to be in the game.
Baraka was another returning character revealed in Mortal Kombat 11's pre-release event. He was featured in actual gameplay footage in a battle against Raiden. He keeps his otherworldly design with his arm blades and massive teeth over his mouth.
Baraka keeps many of the moves that made him so popular in the first place, using his blades to stop his opponents in their tracks or juggle them in the air. His story presence is unknown at this point, though we'll likely see more details soon. Baraka was also shown to have a disgusting fatality, which is par for the course when it comes to the franchise.
6 SONYA BLADE
During the pre-release event for Mortal Kombat 11, the developers were excited to announce that Sonya Blade would be another iconic character returning to the game. She seems to have her tough personality and brutal move-set intact, being the leader of the Special Forces Unit who ended up challenging demons from other worlds.
The big change to her character that NetherRealm was excited about is that Sonya is being voiced by the famous wrestler, Ronda Rousey. She was a character created originally for the game all the way back in the first entry and has been an iconic fighter since.
Skarlet was a character whose existence was questioned as far back as Mortal Kombat 2. However, she didn't appear until Mortal Kombat in 2011 as a DLC fighter. She didn't make it to Mortal Kombat X, which fostered speculation about whether she would ever return. Now she is back for Mortal Kombat 11.
Being a tough-as-nails ninja, she makes use of her nimble fighting style and various swords to deal damage to her opponents. As her name implies, she is dressed in a very noticeable red including a mask that covers up most of her face. Not bad for a character who used to be a fake glitch.
4 SHAO KAHN
Shao Kahn is every bit as iconic to Mortal Kombat as characters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero are. He is the announcer for the games and serves as the antagonist, often being the one to hold the various tournaments where these insane characters come to fight each other. It makes sense to include him in Mortal Kombat 11, though no gameplay footage has been shown.
We imagine that he'll fight similar to how he's fought in the past. Shao Kahn was revealed to be the pre-order bonus fighter for those who got the game early. He essentially functions the same way Darkseid did in Injustice 2.
Sub-Zero was one of the original characters in the Mortal Kombat series who is just about as iconic as Scorpion is. As his name implies, he makes use of his ice powers to get ahead in a fight. He can freeze opponents before dealing a deadly blow, and he can even use ice to shoot projectiles.
His most notable skill involved holding up a spine and a head, which became one of the most iconic fatalities in the series. Gameplay footage of him was shown for Mortal Kombat 11, where he uses his ice powers to craft various weapons on the fly to string together impressive combos.
Geras is the only new character revealed for Mortal Kombat 11 so far. While his design doesn't say much, it's his move-set that has people talking. He is a character based around time travel, which NetherRealm is incorporating into his very special set of skills.
He will have some significance in the story, but it's interesting to see how a concept more for utility can be used in combat. He can command the Sands of Time at any moment, using them as a pillar of defence or to summon spikes that he throws his opponents on. He works to help preserve time and serves the Keeper of Time.
Kano is the famous cyborg mercenary who was with the Mortal Kombat series from the beginning. His tool box includes a knife, which he often resorts to in combat. Kano was revealed on social media by NetherRealm, though no gameplay footage has been shown thus far.
Kano is often portrayed as the enemy to Sonya Blade, so it's possible that those two characters will share a rivalry in the story this time around as well. Kano is a character that plays well to combos and often uses his knife as a projectile, which makes him a threatening fighter in the right hands.