With the April 19 release of Mortal Kombat drawing nearer, screenshots previously exclusive to print media are being released to the masses. Fan-site, Mortal Kombat X'Tra, have posted a crop of five images that showcase November 2010 reveal, Sonya Blade, in some of the previously released arena backgrounds.

Sonya does battle with Mileena, Nightwolf, Kitana, Sektor and Scorpion, duking it out in The Temple, The Koliseum, The Deadpool, The Pit, and The Belltower; all updates based on counterparts from Mortal Kombat II (1993) and Mortal Kombat 3 (1995).

This is the second group of previously embargoed images released in February. 1C.ru revealed six images earlier in the month, featuring the first widely released glimpses of Sindel and Ermac in screenshots [full story].

While these resources are being made available now, the cross-media promotional campaign for the game continues. Host Geoff Keighly tweeted mere moments ago that another character will be revealed next week on GTTV when series co-creator and NetherRealm Studios creative director, Ed Boon, makes an appearance!

@noobde We can't mention them all . See you next week for the character reveal!

Mortal Kombat is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 home consoles, available in regular and kollector's editions. Pre-Orders for the Tournament Edition with gaming stick are going fast, with some retailers reporting it sold out. Fans in Europe will have to wait until April 21, due to slight delays.

Thanks to forum user for forwarding information on the release of screenshots. If you think you have a scoop, we'd love to hear about it. You can also follow MKO on twitter, @MK_Online!