If you’ve been following our coverage of Mortal Kombat 11, I referred to the upcoming character reveals and how we will likely see one reveal per week. Over this last week, we got a confirmation for three returning fighters, bringing our roster count officially to ten (eleven if we count Shao Khan’s DLC slot). From these three, we see one of the original Mortal Kombat characters make his return, a Mortal Kombat X rep making her second appearance, and the return of a longtime fan favorite who has a few new tricks up his sleeves. There is a lot to cover so let’s not waste any time. Here is a quick recap of our three upcoming fighters.
In my last article, I put Kano on a 50:50 list because of his appearance tending to a bar while others fought in a cage match. I didn’t want to write off Kano’s chances at the time I wrote the recap, but it didn’t mean he was an official character yet. Not to mention the last time he appeared in the background, they cut him out of Mortal Kombat 2. Well lo-and-behold that during a stream in Brazil, Kano became the first confirmed fighter making a return to Mortal Kombat.
Today marked the first Kombat Kast and with it, came the return of the fastest character in the game: Kabal.
Out of all the characters to get a confirmation, D’Vorah falls in that middle ground of expected and unexpected. Considering the number of new characters we got in Mortal Kombat X, it would be understandable if we saw a few of them return for another round. While many would point towards Kotal Kahn, Erron Black, or any of the MKX kiddos, D’Vorah wasn’t that high on the list for others. So, imagine watching Inside Xbox and out of all the characters that got a reveal, we saw this.
Personally, I never had a problem with D’Vorah. She was a fun character concept of having a freaky bug lady and having her give Mileena the kiss of death (and for all we know, she could be back too). With this version of D’Vorah though, it seems like she had shed what made her look semi-human and went into “full monster” mode. The new look is great and will catch many off guard on first look. Like Kano, we didn’t get any gameplay footage, so this is all we got to work with for now.
Kronika and Shaggy- NO!
So, What Do You Think?
With those characters in place, we are sitting at 11 characters with another 14 on standby. Even with three characters getting confirmations within a short time frame, we can still see a new character for each week between now and the game’s launch on April 23 and still have an extra character announcement or two left over. Who knows who will be the next revealed, but I’m hoping that it won’t be someone we already know like Liu Kang or Kung Lao. Time will tell and we don’t have that much time left.
But who do you think is next? Are you excited for Kano, Kabal and D’Vorah returning? And what other goodies are you hoping to see when the game comes in April? Let your thoughts down below and be sure to follow us here at Culture of Gaming for more news on MK11 and other things gaming.
How’s it going everyone, I’m Mike Sol and I am one of many contributing writers to Culture of Gaming. You can usually find me playing some of the latest games to come out, although I tend to avoid anything related to sports or strategy. I enjoy the big three and all the games on them but my main console is the Xbox One. I don’t have a specific preference in gaming, but any game that has fun action and beating up waves of enemies is usually my cup tea. If you ever want me to game with me or want me to write about something of interest, feel free to hit me up. I hope to have a personal blog set up soon, but my loyalties shall remain with CoG.