Mortal Kombat 11 - PS4

Also known as: Mortal Kombat 11: Premium Edition

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Also for: Switch, Xbox One
Viewed: 2.5D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: NetherRealm Studios Soft. Co.: Warner Brothers
Publishers: Warner Brothers (GB/GB)
Released: 23 Apr 2019 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Accessories: DualShock 4 Vibration function
Connectivity: Network play, PlayStation Plus
Features: PlayStation 4 Pro Enhanced

Summary

Mortal Kombat is back and looking as bloody as ever for its 11th installment. It packs a lot of the things the series has become famed for in its stories 25 years history photorealism, blows you can practically feel, and a LOT of guts as well as a few new twists.

There s a bit of a use it or lose it approach to the combat (sorry, kombat ). You start with a full offensive gauge for weapons and super attacks as well as a full defensive gauge for dodge-rolls and combo breakers, and they ll recharge after use. Similarly, once you re getting close to death s door you ll unlock a phenomenally powerful fatal blow attack that might turn things around for you. The emphasis, then, is not on hoarding resources but on using them, making for an all-out balls to the wall fighting experience.

The story picks up from the end of 10, which series fans will remember ended with things in a bit of a mess. Most of the characters were kaput and Raiden was ready to wreck the universe over it. Don t worry, though there s a time travelling baddie called Geras in the mix to ensure that we get a full complement of fighters and an even more screwy timeline than we had before. The line-up, if you were wondering, looks something like this:
Baraka
Cassie Cage
Cetrion
D'vorah
Erron Black
Geras
Jade
Jacqui Briggs
Jax
Johnny Cage
Kabal
Kano
Kitana
Kollector
Kotal Khan
Kung Lao
Kronika (Unconfirmed Playable)
Liu Kang
Noob Saibot
Raiden
Scorpion
Skarlet
Sonya Blade
Sub-Zero

Yep, it s going to be big, bloody and involve a lot of broken bones!

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