Mortal Kombat 11 Dev Says Tons Of Classic Characters Are On The Way

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Mortal Kombat 11 is shaping up to be the best entry in the series to date. Not only does it have possibly the best graphics seen in a fighting game ever, and not only does it look like they’re going full bore with the gore, but co-creator Ed Boon has just promised that we’ll soon have confirmation of which classic fighters from the franchise are going to be making the cut for the new roster.

Over on Twitter, here’s what he shared:

“We LOVE how passionate MK fans are 2C their favorite fighters return. Please don’t stop that. But remember, each announcement, doesn’t mean your favorite isn’t in the game. Be patient, SO many “soon to be konfirmed” classic fighter announcements koming!”

Naturally, series mainstays like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang and Sonya Blade will all appear, but we’ve also had confirmation that some deeper cuts from the extensive MK universe are going to be returning after a long absence. I’ve always liked Mortal Kombat II‘s Baraka, so it’s neat that he’s been fully reimagined for the modern era of consoles (and looks as nightmarish as ever), and we also know that Mortal Kombat 3‘s Kabal is back, which is a pleasant surprise. I’m hoping that next up on the slate’s going to be Sindel, if only because I think her hair-based attacks would look incredible in full HD.

One character that we sadly won’t be seeing though is Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. The fan petition to get him put into the game as a guest star has snowballed in popularity and, despite Ed Boon seeming to love the idea on social media, it seems that it’s just not going to happen. At least, not in the immediate future.

Still, there’s much to look forward to and you’ll be able to pick up Mortal Kombat 11 when it hits PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC on April 23rd.