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First Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer looks great, disgusting

A new level of brutality, plus a peek at the roster

NetherRealm Studios gave Mortal Kombat fans their first look at gameplay from its next fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11, during a reveal event in Los Angeles on Thursday. The trailer showcases a new level of graphic violence, as well as a peek at the customization and fighting variations coming to the game.

Mortal Kombat 11’s debut gameplay trailer also confirms part of the game’s roster, which includes some obvious candidates like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, and Raiden. Also returning are Skarlet and Baraka, who will be joined by a newcomer known as Geras in MK11.

The trailer shows off some of Mortal Kombat 11’s gore, which includes, naturally, a lot of blood, but also uses flesh ripping in some truly disgusting ways. Baraka, for example, rips Scorpion’s face clean off and takes a bite of bicep with those big teeth.

While the above trailer is mainly focused on gameplay, there are hints about Mortal Kombat 11’s story within. More details on the single-player campaign are revealed in a new story prologue trailer, below.

Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on April 23.

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