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New Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer Brings Back Classic Fighter Jade

Jade Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer

Classic kombatant Jade comes back swinging in the new Mortal Kombat 11 trailer. The Edenian assassin and bo staff enthusiast bolsters the rapidly growing roster. She joins fellow Mortal Kombat 3 alum Kabal as well as D'Vorah, the upstart from Mortal Kombat X. Staple antagonist Kano has since been announced, and there have been strong leaks towards Reptile’s inclusion. Other confirmed characters include Dark Raiden, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Skarlet, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Baraka and newcomer Geras. Shao Kahn will also be playable as a pre-order bonus fighter.

The game’s plot centers around a now corrupted Raiden running amok. It also places a spotlight on the time-bending Kronika, the series’ first female boss, who seeks to remedy the damage Raiden has caused to the timeline. New features include the robust Character Custom Variation system that allows players to customize fighter attire (without altering their stats). Fatal Blow maneuvers act as bloody special attacks triggered when players are on the brink of defeat. Mortal Kombat 11 will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC; a Switch port was announced during a recent Nintendo Direct.

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Jade returns as an undead Revenant of the Netherrealm in Mortal Kombat 11. In addition to her usual green attire, she now sports menacing glowing eyes and lifeless grey skin. However, she still wields her signature staff and razorang projectile weapons. Jade also hasn’t lost her trademark sass, as evident in her verbal exchange with Baraka in her reveal trailer. The video shows off her graceful yet brutal combat prowess. Jade’s fatality reinforces the 11th entry’s new emphasis on eyeball gore by using her staff to impale opponents through the back of their skulls and out of an eye socket. Next, she bisects them with her razorang - just in case shoving a pole inside of their brains wasn’t fatal enough.

Jade is best known as Princess Kitana’s loyal childhood friend and former assassin for Shao Kahn. She first appeared as a hidden fighter in Mortal Kombat II before officially debuting in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 where she became a fan favorite. Jade’s last appearance as a playable fighter was in the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot (aka. MK 9). She was killed during the game’s story mode and resurrected as an undead servant for the evil sorcerer, Quan Chi. She last appeared in a cameo role during Mortal Kombat X’s story.

Jade adds another welcomed element to an already impressive looking installment in the long-running franchise. Thanks to Netherrealm’s decision to announce Mortal Kombat 11 mere months before its April release date, fans have been treated to a regular deluge of new information. It also means that the wait for the game’s hotly anticipated launch hasn’t been a long one. Plenty of open character slots remain, so it should be exciting to see what fighters, classic or new, fill out the rest of the ranks.

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Mortal Kombat 11 launches April 23 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

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