Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have revealed a brand new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11, giving us a first proper look at upcoming character, Spawn.
The video comes from Final Kombat 2020, the championship finale of the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition eSports series, and shows us just how the latest playable fighter will look in action. You can see Spawn's signature cape, chains, battle axe and more, which can all be used against opponents.
A press release introducing the video gives us a little more background info on the character:
Spawn was formerly Al Simmons, the U.S. government's greatest soldier and most effective assassin, before being mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness, Simmons was reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell – a Hellspawn. Now, he is thrust into the world of Mortal Kombat 11, where he will fight for supremacy against all Kombatants.
Spawn is voiced by actor Keith David, the original voice actor from “Todd McFarlane’s Spawn,” the Emmy award-winning HBO animated series. The new guest character will join the Mortal Kombat 11 roster on 17th March as part of the early access period for Kombat Pack owners, followed by wide availability on 24th March.
As noted above, Spawn will be available to all players from 24th March, but Kombat Pack owners will get him slightly earlier on the 17th. Kombat Pack owners will also have access to the new Spawn-inspired character skin, “Hellspawn” Jacqui Briggs, alongside the Matinee Skin Pack featuring “Osh Tekk Vandal” Kotal Kahn, “Swashbuckler” Erron Black, and “Space Marine” Jacqui Briggs.
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The new mortal kombat games have really gone overboard with all the gore and junk imo. When I first saw the games, I thought people were randomly pulling off fatalities during combat. Then realized that you can just break people's faces and junk and nothing happens.
Kinda takes away from the moment. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind all the gore, I just prefer it makes sense.
Yeah I get that. I love the game a lot, but some of the moves look kinda silly when you do something that should be a fatality but it's just a move.
The game plays so well though that I can forgive it.
@SyntheticPerson Yeah, the gameplay is on point. It's kinda like skull girls where I don't mind the gameplay, its the aesthetics that keep me away.
@Kalmaro When you think about it, a modern MK game must do something with those resources of the modern hardware. And the best way to show it is with some super gory stuff and x-rays etc. Otherwise it would be very boring just watching 2 punchbags … well … just punch each other.
It is all over the place but it is entertaining to watch.
However if they put a option to disable the x-rays it would be a welcome change for some people.
@Zuljaras I was going to say that street fighter manages to look realistic without the gore but I guess they have a more artistic style...
What about Injustice? They went for brutalities in that game I think and I don't believe people were too turned off.
I dunno, it's like I said, the gore is fine, they just use it so much that it doesn't make sense. If I'm punching so hard that I fracture the enemy's skull, you'd think I'd stun them or something.
@Kalmaro I do not think MK could lose its gore because it is what defines it
Otherwise it will be just another Injustice as you said
Look 3 great fighting games and they all 3 have their own style.
1. Street Fighter - No Gore, More style that barely changed.
2. Injustice - Super over the top explosions and super hero effects/transitions. No gore/ almost no gore.
3. Mortal Kombat - Super Over the Top GOREFEST!
@Zuljaras I guess I'm just used to the oldschool mortal kombat, then again, that was on Sega Genesis so they didn't have many options back then, haha.
It sounds strange to me that Keith David will be in a M.K. game but I guess it's not the craziest thing he has done (playing the President in Rick & Morty).
@Zuljaras > 3. Mortal Kombat - Super Over the Top GOREFEST!
I agree that the gore in MK is still over the top (even if they did tone it down a bit from MKX), and I'd like to have the option to disable or tune down parts of it, but IMO anyone who thinks MK is just about the gore does not really understand the series. I'm a long time MK fan since MK1, and it's the physics that make the game, specially MK11. No other fighting game controls quite like it, they're either too floaty or more cartoon like, or over encumbered with complicated moves designed for fighting sticks (which got me out of SF). Personally it's the only fighting game I still care to play because of of how good the games feel (except the 3D era ones, which tried to mimic other 3D games of the time). And that's not even mentioning the amazing story modes they've been adding since MK9 that no other fighting game has matched.
Fun fact: Michael Jai White, who played Al Simmons/Spawn in the 1997 film adaptation, also played Jackson Briggs in the 2010 short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.
PS: I know that Spawn film is considered crap, but it’s a guilty pleasure of mine, mainly because of the amazing soundtrack that featured electronica vs. rock/metal collaborations, such as Prodigy & Tom Morello (One Man Army), Slayer & Atari Teenage Riot (No Remorse), etc. They are barely in the film but they make an amazing soundtrack CD!
@Kalmaro it’s a game populated by thunder gods, four armed dragons, and shape shifting demons, yet you want it to make sense?
@Jawessome Short answer: Yes
Long answer: Yessssssss
Just because the game is in a fantasy setting does not mean it should not make sense.
@Kalmaro I suppose you need to suspend some belief when playing it.
@Jawessome I can suspend belief when playing games, it's when I'm playing a fighting game where I'm legit seeing someone face break apart from one if my mighty blows... and then they just get back up, that is hard to just accept.
That's cool, but it just makes me want another Gargoyles video game, preferably a multi-platform one with more forgiving difficulty.
Wish they’d sort the visuals out in this game. Really want to love it but it looks like garbage, sadly, to the point where I cannot play through the mess (and don’t get me started on that lazy 18gb “patch”)
Spawn's first crossover was in Soul Calibur 2 on the original Xbox, and now after so many years he joins yet another fighting game, interesting.
That just makes me want a spawn game.
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