Mortal Kombat 11 adds Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Jax Briggs

New trailer pits Old Skool against New Skool.

Mortal Kombat 11

Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs will be playable in Mortal Kombat 11, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer NetherRealm Studios announced.

Here is an overview of each character, via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:

  • Liu Kang – The greatest of the Shaolin monks, was an orphan adopted and trained in the arts of combat by the Shaolin order. He was handpicked by Raiden to be Earthrealm’s Mortal Kombat champion and chief defender.
  • Kung Lao – He joined the Shaolin monks in a quest to become Earthrealm’s new Mortal Kombat champion. Reckless and rebellious, but courageous and indomitable, Kung Lao fights to prove worthy of his glorious ancestors.
  • Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs – He was a decorated veteran of the Special Forces whose life changed forever when he fought in the Mortal Kombat tournament. His duty was now clear—he would defend Earthrealm against Outworld and the Netherrealm.

A new trailer, dubebd “Old Skool vs. New Skool,” showcases a variety of past and present characters from the Mortal Kombat universe who meet up as part of the time-bending narrative. Through story mode, players will take on the role of numerous fighters from different eras, culminating a generational clash as current characters collide with their alternate selves.

Mortal Kombat 11 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on April 23.

Watch the trailer below.

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