You have gained entry into the Kookie Koliseum, the grandest arena of Outworld! Welcome, all to the Game Gush Show, featuring your latest champion, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate edition! Sit tight and keep your hands and feet inside at all times. Disclaimer: Kookie Koliseum is not subject to liability for blood or other bodily fluids on audience members. Alright, let’s get down to business!

What is Mortal Kombat 11?

Mortal Kombat 11 is an action fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. MK11 is the eleventh installment in the Mortal Kombat series and was released in 2019 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The initial MK11 roster consists of 25 base characters.

What is Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate?

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition is an enhanced version of the fighting video game Mortal Kombat 11. It includes the base game, Mortal Kombat 11, along with all the previously released downloadable content (DLC), including both the Kombat Pack 1 and Kombat Pack 2.

In addition to the base game and all the DLC content, the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition also includes the previously released Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath expansion. Aftermath expanded the game’s story mode, introducing new chapters and characters, including Fujin, Sheeva, and RoboCop.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition

Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Story Elements

Firstly, the MK11 campaign starts with Raiden snapping similarly to what Superman does in the DC Injustice timeline. Raiden goes full-power elder god mode on all other realms. He seals his fated path forward by decapitating Shinnok. Then he aids Earthrealm in the destruction of Liu Kang and Kitana’s castle which resides in Outworld.

Kronika, the Keeper of Time, seeks to undo the past and restart the timeline from the very beginning, albeit without the existence of Raiden because he killed her son, Shinnok. A majority of the game has Earthrealm fighting enemies to obtain allies and to learn knowledge on how to stop Kronika.

Mortal Kombat Timeline Events

Now, I know we’ve had our fair share of entertainment outlets use time-bending to support a storyline, but I don’t dislike the idea here. The Mortal Kombat franchise has witnessed a lot of events since its first release. Speaking of timelines, we now have a new film adaptation, and I have an ideal list of characters I want to see in Mortal Kombat 2!

  • Shinnok and the First Earthrealm War
  • The Outworld Reign of Shao Kahn
  • Origin of Mortal Kombat tournaments and the Outworld threat posed to Earthrealm
  • Shinnok’s Second Earthrealm War
  • The Deadly Alliance of Quan Chi and Shang Tsung
  • The rebirth of Onaga the Dragon King
  • Raiden calling to himself in the past to change the timeline and prevent Armageddon
  • Altering to another dark timeline where Liu Kang dies
  • Shinnok’s, yet again, third invasion of Earthrealm…
  • And finally, we end up here in Mortal Kombat 11, where Kronika attempts to reset history altogether due to the death of her unruly son.

More MK Events

Those events are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s an abundance of world lore that can be followed by reading books, watching films, and listening to interviews with the creators of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, and John Tobias. I know I wouldn’t be able to develop a better story, but it does make me wonder where they go from here. Maybe Raiden has been the protector of Earthrealm too long. Maybe it’s time for him to shift to evilness, or have someone else rise to the power of elder god. Most people only care about the violence, gore, and combat mechanics anyway. But if you know me, oh yeah, you know I can’t get enough of storytelling!

MK 11 Complete Character Roster

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate features a total of 37 characters:

Base Characters
Johnny CageSonya BladeCassie Cage
Jax BriggsScorpionNoob Saibot
BarakaRaidenJacqui Briggs
Liu KangKitanaKung Lao
JadeSkarletErron Black
D’vorahKotal KahnGeras
Downloadable and Unlockable Characters
Shao KahnFrostShang Tsung
NightwolfTerminator T-800Sindel
Kombat Pack 2
John RamboMileenaRain

My Favorite Characters in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition

Kung Lao and D’Vorah are my all-time favorite characters to play. Kung Lao has razor-sharp hat skills, martial arts training, Shaolin discipline, and the ability to teleport. He’s a worthy adversary and a close friend to Lui Kang. D’Vorah is so different because she’s the last known survivor of the Kytinn—a species of colonial insects that bond together to form humanoid bodies. It’s fun hurling flies and spiders at opponents. She’s also only the third character in the franchise that can fly! Instead of babbling all day about them, I’ll just say both characters are awesome and leave a screenshot of their fatalities.

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Favorite Character Skins

Mortal Kombat 11 allows for a lot of customization in regards to gear and appearance sets. Thankfully, these have no effect in matches and are for cosmetic purposes only. Loads of fun skins have been designed, like the Ninja Mime for Johnny Cage and Hellspawn for Jacqui Briggs, but my favorite list of skins are influences of the DC Comics universe!

Killer Krok Baraka

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Harley Quinn Cassie Cage

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Batman Who Laughs Noob Saibot

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There are two more DC Elseworld skins in addition to my three favorites above: Catwoman Kitana and Darkseid Geras! Although I love DC Comics, there are over 10 skins for every character so you’re bound to find one that fits your style.

Masterful Combat Mechanics: Unleash the Power of Mortal Kombat 11

Moving on to combat mechanics—they’re really solid in MK11. The tutorials do a great job at teaching you the ropes and there’s a practice mode to hone your kombos, fatalities, and krushing blows. MK11 introduced a new flawless block system that reduces incoming block damage when timing a block at the perfect time of an attack. To turn the tide of battle, you can enhance the flawless block with an invincible counterattack, but the timing needs to be perfect or you will definitely be punished.

I honestly love that the fatal blow is only allowed once per match because it changes the rules of when you should use it. Last, but not least, every character has Fatalities, Brutalities, and Friendships which dramatically increase the level of fun when playing! All-in-all, I thoroughly enjoy the dev’s hard work on creating the combat for every character and overall gameplay.

Endless Content and Rewarding Progression

Mortal Kombat 11 has a great lineup of characters, two engaging stories, and glorified bloodbaths. But wait, there’s more! Connecting online gains access to the Towers of Time which are variants of the traditional towers. There are different elements to be aware of and konsumables to aid in your tower ascent. Completing these towers grants all types of rewards: koins, souls, hearts, skins, gear, konsumables, and augmented gems!

If you’ve shed enough blood in the towers, you can take your winnings and unlock more content in the Krypt aka Shang Tsung’s Island. Make your way through chest after chest after chest of valuable unlockables and Mortal Kombat lore. And then of course, once you run out of koins and souls (trust me, you definitely will), you can continue the cycle of towers or try your bets online in player versus player kombat!

I covered everything that’s fun and exciting to me when I play Mortal Kombat 11. Yes, the fatalities do make up a large portion of why fans love the game, but there’s a deeper layer that goes past the lobotomies, heart attacks, and limb removers. I hope you enjoyed my game gush for Mortal Kombat 11.

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