By Wilson Rivera
Mortal Kombat is a fighting game that was inspired by Capcom’s Street Fighter 2. Mortal Kombat was developed by Midway and was to be like Street Fighter but with simpler controls and digitized graphics. The game didn’t hit the stores until 1991 and its graphic and gruesome action and fatalities were the main contribution to creation of the ESRB, the company that rates all the games from E for everyone to M for mature.
When the game first came out many people said that the game’s graphic violence was only included to induce controversy and induce a public outcry. However, as controversial as the game was the mix of realism and violence propelled Mortal Kombat to widespread and historic renown.
With 10 entries in the franchise with other spin-offs the franchise has been very successful over the past 28 years. Now after 4 years Mortal Kombat 11 is coming out to Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23rd. The internet has been swarming about news on Mortal Kombat 11 and there’s even a Mortal Kombat tournament in school during lunch in the cafeteria.
This new installment features some of the most gruesome fatalities, some of the bloodiest and bone-breaking combos ever. Pre-ordering Mortal Kombat 11 grants you access to the beta that lets you try the game before it comes out and it also gives you a character for free: Shao Kahn.
East High student Dennis Olmedo says, “It looks like it’s going to be fun because we are getting characters from past installations and the revamped combat system.”
Get ready for April 23rd and get your money because it costs $65 after taxes, but with all the characters, chaotic moves and finishers and nostalgia, you’ll get way more than just $65 worth of fun.