18.11.2019

Jax, Liu Kang, And Kung Lao Confirmed For Mortal Kombat 11 Playable Roster

Sony’s State of Play livestream concluded with something new for those looking forward to Mortal Kombat 11. A new trailer for NetherRealm Studio’s upcoming fighting game revealed some new story elements, like young Johnny Cage of the past rustling the old Johnny Cage of the present. It leaned heavily into the time travel elements that had been teased in previous trailers and announcements and showed off more of its goofy moments. And at the end of Sony’s presentation, it was announced that three new (well, returning) characters will be part of Mortal Kombat 11’s roster: Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao.

Liu Kang and Kung Lao were seen in previous story reveals, but have been confirmed as playable characters in the base roster. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much in terms of what they’ll look like in combat though we did get a glimpse of Jackson «Jax» Briggs in action. In the new trailer, Jacqui Briggs is perplexed at the sight of seeing her dad…twice. Shortly afterward you can see a bit of Jax fighting himself in game.

Young Jax vs. old Jax in Mortal Kombat 11.

Young Jax vs. old Jax in Mortal Kombat 11.

The trailer titled Old Skool Vs. New Skool is a perfect showcase of what series creator Ed Boon has been talking about in terms of characters fighting against or teaming up with their past selves in an all-out wacky plotline. It’s also fitting that the trailer featured music from both rappers Ice Cube and Vince Staples. You can check it out in the video above.

We’ve been covering the lead up to Mortal Kombat 11’s April 23 release date; be sure to read up on why you should be excited for the single-player campaign and all brutalities and fatalities we could compile so far. Recently, NetherRealm also revealed Noob Saibot in the latest Kombat Kast livestream, and it’s been announced that Shang Tsung will be the first DLC character.

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