Do you remember that when we were hyped up to watch the Mortal Kombat live-action movie? Yeah, good times. It is when life was a little bit more simple. Anyway, we’re not here to lament our past. Netherrealm has decided to release Mortal Kombat 11 Klassic Skins based on the movie!
Starting as a blunder, Mortal Kombat 11’s stunt-casting ends up being its strong point in the long run. The creative producer decided to cast Ronda Rousey and DJ Dimitri Vegas for Sonya, and Sub-Zero turn out ugly. Their voice threw players off, and MK11 players were like, “wtf.”.
However, their next move was a real treat for the fans. Netherrealm brought in Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as the first DLC character. Tagawa’s work on the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie as Shang Tsung was legendary. So, it was a real treat to see him again in the game and hear the iconic line, “Your soul is MINE!”.
After releasing guest characters like Terminator, Spawn, Joker, and Rambo, Netherrealm has decided to continue the klassic stuff. They have released the Mortal Kombat 11 Klassic Skins Pack!
Mortal Kombat 11 Klassic Skins: Sonya Blade, Raiden, and Johnny Cage
- Island Bound Sonya Blade
First, we got the Sonya Blade portrayed by Bridgette Wilson from the 1995 movie. Her action moves in the movie were not the best. But, her iconic ‘constantly annoyed’ look made her a staple of the movie. I mean, yeah, just imagine being stuck on an island with a bunch of freaks.
- Earthrealm Raiden
Next, we have the Earthrealm Raiden portrayed by Christopher Lambert. Raiden didn’t do much fighting in the movie. He was just hanging around and giving advice like some sort of mentor. Meanwhile, in the last few Mortal Kombat games, Raiden had been gone through a mess. So, I think it’s good seeing him in a more fresh look like in the 1995 movie.
- Hollywood Combatant Johnny Cage
Lastly, we have our f-boi in and out of the game, Johnny Cage. He was played by Linden Ashby in the movie. Ashby’s Cage was an egomaniac with a hero within. Now, the skin, Hollywood Combatant Johnny Cage is seen rocking the same shades, blue shirt, and black pants combo.
What’s Next for Mortal Kombat 11 Klassic Skins
So, where is the rest of the klassic skins from the movie? Well, we have a few candidates for that. First, we have Robin Shou’s Liu Kang and Talisa Soto’s Kitana. To be honest, both of them have a pretty high chance to be featured. Why? Because both of them return for the movie sequel, Mortal Kombat Annihilation. Then again, he’s the protagonist, and they’re Mortal Kombat’s power couple.
Next in the list, we have Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and maybe Baraka? or Reptile? Okay, but as cool as they might have been in the movie, they didn’t have enough personality in the movie. All they did was fighting and then die. Moreover, the game already has the Klassic Arcade Ninja Skins Pack.
Last but not least, we have Trevor Goddard as Kano. Sadly, Goddard left us back in 2003. But, Goddard’s Kano was so iconic that the game decided to give Kano an Australian accent as a tribute.
In October, as they announced Rambo as a DLC character, Netherrealm confirmed that the game would be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X and S. Then, a few days ago, Mortal Kombat 11 was nominated for Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards 2020. So, what do you think? Is Mortal Kombat 11 the best fighting game of 2020?