After the reveal of the MK 11 Story trailer a while ago, we’ve got a basic gist of what to expect from the upcoming game. A lot of time travel and alternate reality business, including characters meeting different versions of themselves. NetherRealm Studios has now confirmed that the Mortal Kombat 11 story will last roughly 8 hours.
Of course, this depends on the player going through the story. A veteran like me should need 5 to 6 hours at most. Whereas a newbie like you would need the full 8, maybe even 9.
Dominic Cianciolo confirmed the length of MK 11’s story in a recent interview so this is as authentic as we’ll be able to get it. Are you ready for the eight-hour grind to save the multiverse?
If you’re not caught up, let me summarize the best I can. Mortal Kombat X ended with Raiden defeating the fallen Elder God Shinnok. This evidently angered an even higher entity.
This entity is Kronika, the time Goddess. Her role in the Mortal Kombat 11 story is that of the main antagonist. Why? Because she isn’t content with how the current timeline is.
In order to fix the situation, she’s gathered a force of other characters who would rather reset the current events as well. This includes Shao Khan, the antagonist of the series who originally met his bitter end in Mortal Kombat 9.
The clash is henceforth between the people wanting a reset and the people content with how things turned out. It’ll definitely be interesting to see who picks what side. I figure characters like Liu Kang from the past would typically fight for the good side.
Knowing what becomes of him, however, turning into a revenant, would he really stick to that timeline? I’m sure that debate will occur when he meets his future self.
Whether or not we’ll unlock anything from the story is unknown. At most, maybe some outfits since fighting games just sell characters as DLC now.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases this April for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and the Nintendo Switch.