Hiya kids, hiya hiya hiya! It’s your boy jonny coming at you from outside Washington DC with today’s major Mortal Kombat 11 reveal. Since I love you and I have no life outside this 15″ laptop, I’ll be doing live updates right here with all the news from NetherRealms’s upcoming sequel to its decades-running, controversial gorefest series of fighters. So grab a bag of tortilla chips and fill one of your enemy’s skulls up with some steaming hot queso and GET OVER HERE!!! (All times in Eastern).
1:37 p.m. – Swiftor hyping up the crowd with a brief interview, talking about what he loves about the series and his excitement over this new title.
1:39 p.m. – Mega fan Dynasty jazzed to be at the reveal event, may be getting a tattoo onsite of his main, Sub-Zero. Funky.
1:44 p.m. – Cosplayer Bethany Maddock looking badass as Scorpion, hostess Naomi Kyle asking her about making it. She made all her components from clay, like a dreidel but evil and fire-breathing.
1:48 p.m. – Superfan UncagedGAMEZ is beyond excited about this event, just revealed that his name is based on Johnny Cage and he isn’t afraid to throw shade at Noob Saibot fans.
I wonder how our leak article will stack up…
1:51 p.m. – Gamer/streamer Chloe Dykstra is talking up the event with Naomi Kyle. They have a tattoo parlor, a tower, a rage room and more – I wonder what a MK food kiosk would look like? Just raw and charred meat, grain alcohol and sides of more meat?
1:54 p.m. – Chloe’s filling in for Naomi now, interviewing a team of cosplayers and pro-wrestlers. Shang Tsung cosplayer has a skull prop with fog coming out. 😀
Who would you cosplay as from MK? Sound off in the comments!
Before we get going, remember to talk to the MK community at the official Discord: go.wbgames.com/MK11Discord
2:01 p.m. – Here we go! Awesome gameplay reveal trailer, loads of shown characters – Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Baraka (yay!), etc.
2:03 p.m. – This room sounds like any of the basement scenes in Fight Club. I love it.
2:04 p.m. – Joshua Gray is an awesome hype man. Just introduced Ed Boon.
2:06 p.m. – Ed says there are seven fighters being shown off today, including newcomer Geras. I forgot to mention Skarlet earlier. Different costumes/variations of characters are chooseable, some made by fans and others by NR.
2:08 p.m. – Baraka bites chunks out of suckas’ arms. Power meter is now split between offense and defense. Whenever a fighter gets under 30% health, new Fatal Blow is available, similar to X-Ray moves from MKX.
2:10 p.m. – Fatalities are back and Baraka’s first one is…mind-blowing.
2:11 p.m. – Fighter customization similar to Injustice 2.
2:12 p.m. – 2nd fight is Sonya vs. Skarlet.
2:13 p.m. – This is a title that delights in its over-the-top violence, and it’s doing great.
2:15 p.m. – Fatality sizzle reel.
2:16 p.m. – Joshua Gray interviewing Ed Boon about Skarlet, the awesome blood-soaked DLC kombatant from MK9. Talking about making new characters, promises of seeing more Geras later.
2:18 p.m. – Opening cinematic time. Dark Raiden ain’t takin’ no guff from Shinnok.
2:24 p.m. – Ronda Rousey is indeed voicing Sonya Blade!
2:26 p.m. – Ronda just got introduced and is talking about being in MK11.
2:29 p.m. – Tyler Lansdown (community manager) is here to talk about community events and the kollectors edition reveal! Scorpion mask for the fancy version, pre-orders get you Shao Kahn and beta access. Kombat kast coming January 30.
2:32 p.m. – Geras reveal. He’s a time-manipulating sand-powered badass.
Okay! Looks like that does it for the big Mortal Kombat 11 reveal. A timetable just showed up boasting creator and celebrity interviews at 3 p.m. Eastern, followed later by some pro player matches, with the end of the show at around 5:15 or 5:30 p.m.. Thanks for tuning in!