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Mortal Kombat 11 Reveals Chilling Final Character

Following months of trailers teasing the full character roster, Mortal Kombat 11 finally launches this week. With the game's release less than 24 hours away, NetherRealm Studios revealed it still had a surprise up its sleeve: a familiar face with a robotic twist unlocked by progressing through Story Mode. Frost, Sub-Zero's chilling protege, returns to the series as a playable character for the first time since the reboot in 2011. Her reveal trailer details a frigid encounter with her mentor, showing off Frost's plethora of ice-themed abilities, including a grisly finishing move that brings new meaning to the phrase "brain freeze." 

The Cyber Lin Kuei assassin completes Mortal Kombat 11's initial fighting roster. A combination of mainstays, returning characters, and new faces, the list blends the old with the new in a pleasant manner. Whether you're a devoted fan or new to the series, there's something for everyone. Robust cosmetic options allow players to further personalize the experience and with DLC rumors floating around, you may see even more character and customization options in the future.

Mortal Kombat 11 is raking in decent marks, with critics praising its comprehensive tutorial, entertaining story, and diverse roster of characters. Unfortunately, the game's reliance on grinding and microtransactions muddy the waters, preventing the title from taking its place as the best entry in NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat series. "Everything from its methodical and deep combat, to its fantastically absurd story mode and its rock-solid netcode, right down to its extraordinarily comprehensive tutorial is absolutely exceptional," said IGN's Mitchell Saltzman. "It's only when you get into its drawn-out progression that it trips up: the keys to unlocking Mortal Kombat 11's rich vault of customization options are locked behind the frustratingly gimmicky and grindy barriers of the Krypt and Towers of Time."

Mortal Kombat 11 releases tomorrow, April 23, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.