Rumors are circulating around Reddit, Facebook and other sorts of MK 11 related media. The bottom line is that Kronika might not be playable in Mortal Kombat 11. This is currently speculation but could turn into a confirmation soon.
This isn’t hard to believe, since Corrupted Shinnok wasn’t playable in Mortal Kombat X, despite being a full fledged character model with combos and everything. His non corrupted form which sort of served as a secondary boss was playable instead. Could that be the purpose that Geras serves to the game? Being the playable variant due to him and Kronika being baked from the same bread?
I mean think about it, even if she IS playable at the Mortal Kombat 11 release date, will she really have her own unique moveset? Or will it feel like a carbon copy of everything that Geras can do, revolving around the sands of time so to speak.
With the recent reveal of Kano, we do know that almost every classic character from Mortal Kombat 1 will be playable. As well as some of the newer ones we’ve seen over the years, such as Jade and Cassie Cage. Apparently we might even be seeing Shaggy at this point.
So will we even fight Kronika in the game? Whether it be through the story mode or the arcade towers. She strikes me as more of a behind the scenes puppet master than she does a fighter. Maybe we’ll see her defeat/demise in a cutscene? Perhaps she won’t even die at all, just run away in a cliffhanger style ending. The possibilities are vast.
One issue I did have with corrupted Shinnok was not being able to do fatalities on him. I hated that guy with a passion, always standing at the opposite end of the arena. Spamming his goddamn belly beam of rage quit. If they make Kronika just as annoying while not letting us reciprocate, that’ll be a crime.