Kotal Kahn revealed for the Mortal Kombat 11 roster; Closed beta begins next week

By on March 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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If you’re the ruler of Outworld, brutality really seems like the way to go.

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NetherRealm Studios have revealed the Outworld Emperor Kotal Kahn for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11, as well as some information on the impending closed beta.

From the press release:

Kotal Kahn is an Osh-Tekk warrior and Emperor of Outworld. Years ago, Kotal saved the Empire from chaos and claimed the throne of Kahn. Now his reign is plagued by rising tensions at home and abroad. Determined to keep order, Kotal wrestles with the temptation to exercise the same brutal tactics as his predecessors. Kotal summons the power of the sun to strengthen his abilities against his opponents. Additionally, a more in-depth look at the fighting style of Kotal Kahn’s opponent, Jacqui Briggs, is showcased in the trailer with her implementing experience as a competitive fighter trained in kickboxing and martial arts.

If you missed the official story trailer that sets the scene for this time-hopping bloodfest, here it is:

Mortal Kombat 11 is hitting the streets on April 23rd — but if you pre-order the title you will gain some early access, thanks to next week’s closed beta test. The test begins on March 27th.

From the press release:

The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta begins next week on Wednesday, March 27 at 8:00 a.m. PDT in North America and will run through Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. All players who pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One or Xbox One X at select retailers will receive access to the closed beta, which features five different characters, each with unique abilities and Fatalities, including fan-favorite fighters Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet and Scorpion.

Players participating in the closed beta will experience a preview of the all-new Custom Character Variation System, which will offer nearly infinite customization options to personalize fighters with a variety Skins, Gear, Special Abilities, Intro and Victory Cinemas, Taunts and Brutalities. Gameplay modes offered in the close beta will include online multiplayer matches, along with Towers of Time, a single-player mode where players can test their skills through various challenges, providing more ways than ever to continue the Mortal Kombat 11 experience.

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Sources: Mortal Kombat 11 [press release]; Mortal Kombat

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