Mortal Kombat 11 Announced, Launching Globally April 23

Tonight at the 2018 Game Awards, Netherrealm Studios head Ed Boon took the stage to announce the winner of the best sports or racing game award, but sgave us a trailer for Mortal Kombat XI instead—complete with an April 23 global launch date.

Not a lot of details were given during the clever twist reveal, aside from a January 17 date for a community reveal. Fans can preorder the game on console and PC starting tomorrow (including Nintendo Switch), with bonuses including Shao Kahn access and beta access. There is, however, some more info in the YouTube description of the trailer.

The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control to customize the fighters and make them your own. The new graphics engine showcasing every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, brings you so close to the fight you can feel it. And featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat’s best in class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.