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MK11 Valentine's Kombat Kast to Reveal Female Fighter
Developer stream promises character reveal!

The next big Kombat Kast developer stream is almost upon us, and it's the perfect counter-programming for even the most love-filled St Valentine's Day! An unnamed female Mortal Kombat 11 fighter will be revealed -- and you can watch & react right here as it happens! Read on:

Update: By now you've seen the reveal render, watched the trailer, and know full well Jade is back in Mortal Kombat 11!

We still don't know where the green-clad assassin was while she was Mourned during Mortal Kombat X, but as a returning revenant she either never ceased to exist, or has since been restored by Kitana, who was last seen taking control of the Netherrealm. Her old friend & bodyguard would certainly be a logical chocie if the Empress needs an enforcer!

Customization means Jade won't remain dead forever. Even if the time bending story doesn't revisit her living past, players will be able to kit her out in masked and unmasked designs that show her alive and well. An interesting green & brown design debuted during hte stream in hooded and unhooded versions [screenshots below].

Efforts have been made to infuse her moveset with some personality, combining "sass" with elements of the dancer's grace she showed in Mortal Kombat (2011). The presentation of some moves includes teleportation that otherwise serves no function. Why she teleports freely is conceptually unclear, but it will be expedient in animations, and visually interesting.

The bo staff and specials will offer Jade command over her space, with simple attacks dominating mid and mid-high range zones. Her version fo the shadow kick is fast and dangerous, combining well with aerial glaive projectiles, and simple combo chains. Combos won't play to Jade's strengths, which is one of the ways opponents will be able to seize opportunities. Breaking through Jade's control of zones will put the war of attrition in favour of better comboing characters. Get in low and fast and the potential to punish Jade will open.

The similarities to Jade's klassic UMK3 era attacks won't end at presentation of special attacks, with frustrating AI set to make a comeback as seen in the gameplay trailer. Fans who miss MK3's run feature will also want to explore Jade's ability to rush opponents.

Jade doesn't have to get her hands dirty to be an effective assassin. The stream noted she once sprayed Tanya with a jar of Tarkatan essence, leading a Tarkatan horde to tear her apart. This is likely a reference to her Deception ending, where the hypothetical outcome was displayed. It remains to be seen if this is just an isolated example of Jade's skill, or if Kronika's time bending plot will reintroduce past possibilities through the altered timeline. MK Online tends to suspect the former.

This stream also literally and figuratively showed off more of Baraka! New customizable designs expose the berzerker more than ever, but don't think his moves have been pared down! His spark projectile has been cranked up to be faster and more deadly, and his rapid stabs can be enhanced for maximum effect! He also fights with a new war banner, which, once planted, offers a damage buff, and alternate weapon he can use to sweep, stab, and strike. The banner has a short window, but if used to stab, he'll replant the flag to start over. The flag can also be grabbed for an armor boost and charging assault! Get in the way - it's your own fault!

Original: Last week's delayed stream saw the unveiling of Kabal, while on the Inside Xbox stream fans were treated to a taste of surprise returning MKX fighter: D'Vorah! Don't think she's the mysterious woman soon to be revealed, though! Kombat Kast host Tyler Lansdown shot that theory down on Twitter, shortly after the first episode.

Popular speculation has many fans expecting Kitana to enter play, but the only way to know for sure is to tune in to the Twitch stream at 3:00 PM CST (1PM PST)! Watch in the embedded stream above and join the pre-game speculation & live discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

McFarlane Toys Tease Mortal Kombat License
Who's Next?

They've set a standard for high-quality action figure merchandise -- and now McFarlane Toys are teasing their next big license: Mortal Kombat! A blood spattered social media post only has two words to note, but they tell us everything we need to know:

The teaser was posted to the McFarlane Toys Gaming page, where the toymaker already caters to fans of Fortnite, Borderlands, Cuphead, and more. It follows recent news of a partnership with fellow Warner Brothers brand, DC Comics, which will see a line of 6-12 inch action figures coming in 2020. Another, more oblique teaser image was posted to McFarlane Toys Gaming late last week, possibly alluding to the spear weapon used by Scorpion.

It isn't the first time prolific founder Todd McFarlane has discussed business with a NetherRealm Studios property. In 2015 he revealed a licensing agreement with Warner Bros that allowed his comic book creation Spawn to be used in Mortal Kombat X for a limited time. He has since expressed the belief that Spawn will soon feature as a guest fighter in Mortal Kombat 11. This is as yet unverified.

Which characters and features do you hope to see from McFarlane Mortal Kombt action figures? Tell us all about on the Media & Merchandise forum! Join the discussion for the latest game by flip jumping into the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

The Science of Mortal Kombat Preview Trailer
First-look at Nerdist webseries.

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and Nerdist have partnered to promote Mortal Kombat 11 with a new six-part webseries testing the science behind the game's deadliest fatalites. Get a taste of things to come in the series trailer:

The Science of Mortal Kombat is a special six-part series that will debut February 18th on the Becauce Science YouTube channel. The show will simulate and dissect some of the game's deadliest attacks with special guests CM Punk and Daniel Cormier lending their skills as UFC fighters to deliver the blows.

Which character's fatalities do you most hope to see analyzed in gory detail? Join the discussion and share your thoughts on the Media & Merchandise and Mortal Kombat 11 forums! Get more UFC/MK crossover by checking out Ronda Rousey in the MK11 Sonya Blade Reveal Trailer!

MK Mobile Announces MK11 Raiden
Come thunder, come lightning!

The second of three MK11 characters making their way to Mortal Kombat Mobile has officially been revealed! The dark thunder god Raiden will bring a raging storm in the first expansion!

Update: Another follow-up update gives greater insight into what you can expect from the Gold tier powers of MK11 Raiden. Take a closer look at his stat sheet below:

Red lightning forecast Raiden's expected arrival via the new MK Mobile Twitter account. He joins MK11 Scorpion on the impending update list, completing the transfer of announce trailer icons. Who will be the third fighter to bring the rebranded Mortal Kombat Mobile into the present? Join the discussion and share your theories on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

New Achievement Data Teases MK11 Roster
Returning characters & more go public.

After an initial taste of things to come; third-party data collector SteamDB has updated with a massive list of new Mortal Kombat 11 achievements that appear to point to several new and returning characters. Beware of potential spoilers ahead:

Trophies for performing two different fatalities with characters have been the most intriguing source of speculative information, exposing three letter source codes for various fighters. The latest SteamDB update appears to account for missing, confirmed inclusions: Scorpion (SCO), Kano (KAN), D'Vorah (DVO), and Kabal (KAB), while also adding several new names alongside the previously reported "ERR".

"LIU" and "KUN" suggest Liu Kang and Kung Lao, already glimpsed in a previous trailer, but could also allude to Shaolin archer Kung Jin, [as only Liu Kang appeared in gameplay]. "CAS" and "JAC" seem to point to Mortal Kombat X's most prominent second-generation fighters: Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs. "KOT" also appears to promise Kotal Kahn, who ruled Outworld as Emperor during MKX, and is set up for the perfect playable grudge match via pre-order exclusive Shao Kahn!

"JAD" and "FRO" point speculation in the direction of much requested returning cult favourites Jade and Frost. Less obvious are code names "CET", "TER" and "KOL", possibly indicating new characters. Long time fans will know characters sometimes undergo name changes during the development process, but coding will retain earlier reference. MKX code divers revealed Erron Black's files were labaled NOMAD. With playable newcomer Geras unaccounted for in the list, one of these may reflect an earlier working name for the time wielding powerhouse.

The database update also uncovers other interesting tidbits, such as achievements for collecting 200 pieces of gear, completing 200 towers, speaing 50 hanging bodies in the krypt, and performing Mercy 10 times -- an addition from Mortal Kombat 3. Something referring to D'Vorah's bug(s), or a bug state, is also ripe for speculation. Check out the updated list below:


SteamDB accesses database updates via SteamKit, and given how openly the information can be released, it's surprising to see so much data in the wild. Whether released by accident, or as deliberate misdirection, all information should be taken as inconclusive and speculative, at this time. Fans who remember the Mortal Kombat X Achievement List will also note that this list is likely incomplete, 28 trophies short of Mortal Kombat X.

What twists and turns will official information present? Which fighters will make the cut? Join the discussion and share your feedback on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

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