Mortal Kombat 11 is going to give players more character customization than ever before.
As revealed during a livestreamed community event, Mortal Kombat 11 will let players select three pieces of custom costume pieces for each character. Unlike in past games, this gear is completely customizable, letting players change the attributes of each piece and the looks of each character. Players will also be able to pick custom intros and victories.
The reveal showed off some of the looks players can choose for Scorpion and Baraka, showing how much the design of the characters can change by equipping different gear. It’s not all cosmetic, though, of course—players can add different attributes to make the characters play exactly how they want.
On top of that, Mortal Kombat 11 is adding in a new Fatal Blow system. These extremely gory attacks can be activated once a characters’ health is lowered, acting as a kind of revenge mechanic for players with low health to even the score. Despite the name “Fatal Blow,” these moves aren’t automatic kills, but rather just powerful attacks.
You’ll be able to test these new systems when the game’s beta begins on March 28th. To take part, players need to have pre-ordered the game. More beta details will arrive by the end of the month.
Finally, if you’re looking to grab some bonus goods with your preorder, the game will receive a special Kollector’s Edition, which comes with the game, a SteelBook case, a collector’s box, and the biggest prize of all, a life-sized replica Scorpion mask. The price of this edition hasn’t yet been revealed, but it can be preordered from the game’s website.
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Mortal Kombat 11 is currently in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game releases on April 23rd.