It was a bit of a surprise when Netherrealm Studios announced that Mortal Kombat 11 would be releasing on the Nintendo Switch alongside the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This wasn’t only because of the gore factor but also the graphics. As we can see in this trailer, however, the Mortal Kombat 11 Nintendo Switch edition actually looks good which means Nintendo Switch hardware is more capable than we think.
The trailer also gave us another little peek at the time traveling shenanigans we’ll be experiencing in the story mode.
Ed Boon promised us that MK 11 will run at 60 FPS on the Nintendo Switch which means the graphics were definitely downgraded. The trailer doesn’t show much, obviously. But here’s a screenshot of the graphics comparison between the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.
To be fair though, the selling point of the Nintendo Switch is portability, not graphical superiority. The game will be running at 60 FPS. Plus now, you’ll be able to play Mortal Kombat 11 wherever you want.
I mean literally wherever you want. You can play MK 11 at Disneyland, at your kid’s birthday party, at a nursing home, anywhere basically.
As for the gore factor, it’s a bit surprising I get that, but don’t forget that Doom 2016 also exists on the Nintendo Switch. Not only that, Nintendo has collaborated with the Mortal Kombat franchise in the past. Armageddon was available on the Wii after all.
The 60 FPS aspect of the Nintendo Switch might also be for the sake of the Mortal Kombat 11 cross-play that Netherrealm Studios confirmed for us.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23rd in five days. The game will be available for Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4, Nintendo’s Switch and PC platforms. The fact that it isn’t an Epic exclusive makes Mortal Kombat 11 one of the most accessible games of 2019.
This confirmation trailer also puts an end to our dilemma of the Nintendo Switch edition release being delayed in Europe.