It was one of the biggest video game launches of 2019, but now Warner Bros. and developer NetherRealm Studios are getting ready to release another edition of their highly acclaimed Mortal Kombat 11 game.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will be available on November 17, and aside from the main game released last year, also includes the Kombat Pack 1, Aftermath expansion and Kombat Pack 2.
Kombat Pack 2 includes three new fighters: fan-favorite Mileena, iconic movie character Rambo (who will be voiced by Sylvester Stallone himself) and Rain.
Rain will be added to the roster on November 17, and Warner Bros. has released a new trailer showing the fighter in action. He can be seen dueling Kotal Kahn here, showing off his gruesome and violent moves. Rain’s fatality is also seen in the trailer, which as you can imagine is as bloody and brutal as the others in Mortal Kombat 11.
Hailing from the fictional realm of Edenia like fellow Mortal Kombat fighters Jade and Kitana, Rain is an evil-aligned character unlike the other two, and made his debut in 1995’s Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. He was last seen as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 9, but that was back in 2011 (and as DLC), so it’s likely many Mortal Kombat fans will be happy to see him return to the series.
In Mortal Kombat 11, Rain has water and lightning-based attacks. He can literally turn into water to avoid his opponent attacks too, and open dimensional rifts. Rain can also resort to his dagger during fights, which might make him an interesting character to play as in Mortal Kombat 11.
Of course, now that Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios are almost done with Mortal Kombat 11, it’s likely they are already thinking about the next entry in the series. A Mortal Kombat 12 is almost a given taking into account how phenomenally successful Mortal Kombat 11 has been, and it’s likely we’ll be getting more of the same with the next entry: that is, brutally violent fighting action married to cutting edge cinematics and a cheesy story.
For the legion of Mortal Kombat fans out there, though, this can only be a good thing, so it would be great if the next Mortal Kombat entry lives up to the other games in the series when it comes out sometime in the future.