In a new television spot that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios released today, we saw the Mortal Kombat 11 roster get bolstered even further. The live-action and CGI combo clip confirmed that Kitana is back.
The new footage opens on a close up of a CGI Scorpion before cutting to a live-action man walking down a hall towards him. As the man walks through puddles ice quickly forms at his feet and cold air emits from his outstretched hands.
The live-action actor is then transitioned to someone else, with this person surging with electricity as he continues walking. Another transition sees the man shift to a woman, who then quickly draws bladed fans into her hands. The live-action then transitions back to CGI, with the woman morphing into Kitana ready to attack Scorpion.
Kitana is one of the series’ most important characters. She made her debut in 1993 within Mortal Kombat 2, in which she was one of the most popular fighters and considered one of the best all around.
Her official backstory explains that the “10,000-year-old princess of Edenia grew up believing she was Shao Kahn’s biological daughter and served as one of his deadliest warriors. When Kitana learned the truth [of her adoption], she fought against Shao Kahn’s attempted conquest of Earthrealm, eventually dying in battle. After being resurrected as an evil revenant version of her former self, Kitana now rules the Netherrealm alongside revenant Liu Kang, dedicated to the destruction of all the realms.”
With Kitana’s inclusion the Mortal Kombat 11 roster of returning fighters is comprised of Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Baraka, Kano, D’Vorah, Kabal, Jade, Johnny Cage, Cassie Cage, Erron Black, Jacqui Briggs, Kotal Kahn, Noob Saibot, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Jax Briggs. New fighters to the franchise include Cetrion, Geras and The Kollector.
Mortal Kombat 11 launches on April 23rd for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Those that preorder will also gain access to Shao Kahn. And Shang Tsung is confirmed to be the game’s first DLC character.
To help get you up to speed before it’s launch, checkout our piece covering everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat clans.