Mortal Kombat 11 improves, upgrades popular game

Eli Calderon, Staff Writer

It’s hard for a game with 10 previous versions to stay relevant, but fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise are hopeful that Neth- erRealm Studios has achieved that when Mortal Kombat 11 hits consoles on April 23.

Mortal Kombat is famous for its gore and extreme violence that has players coming back when a new game that is released. Fans of NetherRealms’ other major fighting game hit Injustice 2 will be eager to play the new Mortal Kombat because it will use the studio’s state-of-the-art motion capture system that will really help bring the characters to life.

According to an article by IGN, “the new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. ”I have to agree with this statement. a new game engine that is running the famous title is very impressive especially when I thought Mortal Kombat X’s game engine was amazing. they really are making tremendous improvements.

Even with all of the stated improvements to the game, there are still some Mortal Kombat fans that are on the fence. Many
are disappointed that the game is becoming very repetitive and the fighting style that is implemented in the game has come to a slower pace compared to other titles.

Mortal Kombat 11 looks and very much like the previous title that came out. With all of this feedback NetherRealms’ has work cut out to please these fans, but I am content the game is going to be amazing and feel completely new. Along with visual improvements, there have been content additions as well as new features that have been added to the game. With the- announcement of new characters and new DLC items for the game, there are a plethora of items to check out. For example, the new gear system NetherRealm is implementing will be very similar to the previous version in Injustice 2 that was released last year except that it will only be cosmetic and will not affect gameplay. Some have argued that the customization system in Injustice 2 gave players an unfair advantage because to get the advantage, you only had to pay for the better armor.

With the new player customization that NetherRealms has placed in the game, you are now able to make your favorite character look specifically how you like. With all of these options for your character and the different available gear that you will be able to unlock the possibilities are endless for customization. Fans will also enjoy seeing returning characters from the last game plus some extra surprises that we may see once the game fully comes out. We are also getting multiple versions of the playable characters. NetherRealm also announced that we will be seeing some time travel back and forth and possibly have more than one of the characters at play at once. For example, in the trailers that have been released by the studio, there are two different incarnations of classic characters Scorpion and Johnny Cage.

The fatalities that have been placed into this game are the goriest and bloodiest fatalities we’ve ever seen NetherRealm create for a title in this series. With the improved graphics and the detail that they have put into them, they can be quite unsettling and disturbing. Now all of these things may just sound like the regular Mortal Kombat games that we’ve been getting for the past 27 years or so, but I believe Mortal Kombat 11 has the potential to keep this series alive with all of the new features and improvements.