Kabal and D’Vorah revealed for Mortal Kombat 11; Another female character to be shown on next Thursday’s Kombat Kast

By on February 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The hooksword-weilding Black Dragon and Kytin Queen return to Kombat!

After a brief delay due to the Polar Vortex 2019 placing Chicago under literal sub-zero temperatures, the first Kombat Kast for Mortal Kombat 11 took place yesterday. Following a not-so-subtle tease at The Reveal last month, the hooksword-weilding Black Dragon warrior Kabal was finally revealed to be playable in Mortal Kombat 11 after missing out on Mortal Kombat XL.

The MK3 veteran has been slightly retooled to have his normals and strings focus more on his iconic hookswords than ever before, giving Kabal great reach and large footsie buttons to control neutral, in a similar vein to Skarlet. His low buzzsaws have returned, with the addition of an aerial version that replaces his iconic Gas Blasts (which have been removed in favor of Kabal utilizing a stationary cloud of gas that will do damage over time to his foes as long as they are standing in it, and will also disable their ability to jump). The former police officer’s Nomad Dash also returns granting him a rare meter less combo starter, that should prove very potent in the competitive meta. His fatality is also fittingly gruesome, as Kabal uses his speed to drag his opponent across the floor, ripping their face off before shredding them with his blades. You can see his full trailer, as well as the full Kombat Kast breakdown which also featured a look at Geras, below. It was also announced that a new female combatant will be revealed on the Kombat Kast next Thursday, February 14th, at 3:00 PM CT. Personally, I expect to see a member of the Edenian trio of Kitana, Mileena, or Jade, but we’ll find out together in eight days.

Shortly after the Kombat Kast’s conclusion, it was revealed on Inside Xbox that the female Kytin D’Vorah would be returning from Mortal Kombat XL, sporting a new look that gives an ever more insect-like appearance. Ed Boon has confirmed she will not be the female shown on the next Kombat Kast, but you can view her announcement below. Kabal and D’Vorah join Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Baraka, Kano, and newcomer Geras, bringing the current known roster up to 10.

Mortal Kombat 11 will be released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23rd. However the European Switch version has been delayed until May 10th. An online beta will also be held sometime in March.

Sources: Mortal Kombat; MortalKombat (Twitter); Xbox

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