Mortal Kombat (2011) Character List
As with any fighting game, the roster and list of characters the developers were willing to plug into their latest iteration is very important, to both veterans and newer fans of the game. Mortal Kombat is no different, with the new release trying to reinterpret the events told in the first three seminal titles of the early-to-mid nineties. Although Marvel vs. Capcom may include a higher number of characters, the core selection within any Mortal Kombat title is stunning, with a great variety & familiarity to each of the choices. This article provides a list of the Mortal Kombat (2011) characters and details the main roster for the game.
In Mortal Kombat (2011), roster space is held to a premium, with many previous characters from the past games in the series left out. The select few that make it into the new MK title are pretty much the cream of the proverbial crop. There are twenty-seven available Mortal Kombat (2011) characters, each with something to offer for players of the game. In addition, an alternate form of one of the characters is unlocked through the story mode, giving them a new aesthetic, moves and abilities. Below this paragraph, you will see a list of the finalised Mortal Kombat (2011) roster, as well as a collection of notes on each of the characters.
Returning Characters In The New MK Game
All seven of the original Mortal Kombat characters appear in the new release, with Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage and Raiden all donning their battle-dress for Shao Kahn’s tournament. Many minor changes have been made to each of the characters since the days of 2D, pixellated motion capturing. Sub-Zero & Scorpion have newer costumes, Kano has different hair and a new Australian accent while Johnny Cage’s ego has grown tenfold. It should also be noted that Reptile, initially a secret character in the original MK, is on the roster also. Unlike earlier Mortal Kombat entries the use of ninja palette swaps has been replaced with more differentiation between them.
Mortal Kombat II filled out the original roster further and many of those characters return for MK9. Baraka, Kitana, Mileena, Jax Briggs, Kung Lao and Shang Tsung all make an appearance during the story mode and in the character select screen. While Jax initially has his arms in place – before Ermac rips them apart – most of the other characters remain the same, with only slight changes being made throughout the course of the franchise and for this game in particular. In addition, Smoke, Jade and Noob Sailbot all appear in MKII as secret characters and are added to the full Mortal Kombat (2011) characters list here, giving them a grounding in the cluttered but entertaining MK fiction.
The third title of the series added a host of characters that are included in the new MK9 roster. Cyrax and Sektor begin as humans before undergoing the cyborg transformation of their Lin Kuei brethren. Stryker and Kabal become police partners before the latter’s flame induced coma. Nightwolf, Sindel and the four-armed Sheeva end the affinity to MKIII with all of them entering the updated roster. With the first three games characters accounted for, there are several other entries into the Mortal Kombat (2011) roster. Quan Chi and Ermac are the other regular additions while PS3 users can play as God of War anti-hero Kratos. Lastly, Cyber Sub-Zero is the alternate form mentioned previously.
Full Mortal Kombat 9 Roster List
- Johnny Cage
- Kratos (PS3)
- Kung Lao
- Liu Kang
- Noob Sailbot
- Quan Chi
- Shang Tsung
- Sub-Zero (Cyber form unlockable)
This post is part of the series: Mortal Kombat (2011) - Guides & Characters Information
A series of articles focusing on different gameplay modes and characters in Mortal Kombat 9 (the 2011 release).