Mortal Kombat 11 has got into the spirit of the silliest season of all with an April Fools Tower that plays a wicked prank on players, presenting four new and unusual opponents. Read on for all the fun and games:
The newest seasonal offering from Towers of Time presents four battles against familiar warriors: Kronika's dinosaur "T-Wrecks", "Bestiardy Guy" [who is apparently named Frank], the mysterious "Krypt Guy", and a worse for wear Shinnok.
Fans will recognize the T-Rex from boss fight assists against time warping titan Kronika, while "Bestiary Guy" steps out from the background of the Koliseum Beast Pen, where he can be seen shepharding Outworld beasites during fights. Each recalls old fan rumor and speculation, the latter reminding us of a long sought secret fight in the Drum Arena of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.
More exciting and dangerous inclusions are: Krypt Guy, whose total anonymity as the avatar players use to navigate Shang Tsung's Island in The Krypt mode has frustrated since release. Shinnok makes a bruised and bloodied return having been the final boss of Mortal Kombat X and featured in the MK11 Story Mode Prologue.
Anyone who's taken the challenge of the mode will know none of these characters actually appears in the game. Instead players are faced with modified battles against Jade, Johnny Cage, Erron Black, and an endurance round. Your modifiers probably won't work the way you expect, and when you select your character another name will be announced. All part of the mischief.
MK Online affiliate Mortal Kombat Warehouse has extracted the Tower Renders for each character. Take a closer look below:
Mortal Kombat has a long and memorable history with April Fools pranks, as featured in our Fools, Fakes, and Phony Ninjas retrospective. If you checked the front page of MK Online you would've seen the return of Aquilluxborg Hydroxybot in the default site layout, as well as portals to our klassic April Fools articles including the infamous Special Forces HD announcement.
With Ash Williams seemingly leaked and "years of content" still to come, could Mortal Kombat 11 actually see a fully realized "Krypt Guy" in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments below and discuss more on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!