One of the biggest surprises to emerge from last month’s Game Awards was Mortal Kombat 11, the next installment in the long-running fighting series. Developer NetherRealm unveiled the title with a brutal trailer, and now series co-creator Ed Boon has given us a glimpse at its cover.
Boon revealed the game’s cover artwork on his official Twitter account. Much like Mortal Kombat X’s cover, it’s very minimalistic, featuring a single character: series mainstay Scorpion, who appeared in the game’s reveal trailer alongside another MK veteran, Raiden. You can take a look at the art below.
NetherRealm hasn’t announced many details about Mortal Kombat 11 yet, but based on its reveal trailer, it appears the series’ trademark gore is very much intact. The developer has also teased the game will feature a “time bending story,” which was hinted at in the trailer; after Raiden dispatches Scorpion, another Scorpion–dressed in the character’s classic garb–appears and continues the fight.
Fans will get their first extended look at Mortal Kombat 11 on January 17, when NetherRealm broadcasts a reveal event on Twitch. The game is scheduled to launch a little later this year, on April 23. It’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and those who pre-order a copy will receive Shao Kahn as a playable character.
PS4 and Xbox One owners have an added incentive to pre-order the game, as doing so will get you access to a pre-launch beta. The test will be held for those two platforms sometime in March, although further details have yet to be announced.