For the past few months, NetherRealm director (and Mortal Kombat co-creator) Ed Boon has been having fun with fans on his Twitter account. It’s been good times, but now he’s gotten down to business with Mortal Kombat 11 being officially revealed and all- and he’s just unveiled a much bigger piece of the puzzle.
Boon’s latest tweet revealed the official cover art for the forthcoming fighter, and it’s a doozy. It features a masked version of Scorpion lunging out with one hand, while holding a spear in the other. He appears to be wearing a rather bad-ass hoodie, but it’s easy to spot his bright yellow outfit underneath.
Also, he seems to have a secondary sword weapon, which is likely to be included in his fighting style.
You might also notice the cool Mortal Kombat emblem right behind him, even with the bright colors. Check out the art below:
Happy to share with everyone the official cover art for Mortal Kombat 11 here!! pic.twitter.com/rltjktR3ZH— Ed Boon (@noobde) January 10, 2019
Fans have been having fun with the reveal, with Game Informer’s Andrew Reiner even throwing in a Star Wars reference for good measure:
Jawa approves of the new look. pic.twitter.com/BqGbVUpqZA— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) January 10, 2019
I called it, I knew Scorpian would be in Mortal Kombat 11.— Cab (@cab2_) January 10, 2019
Next I'm telling you that Raiden and Shao Khan will be in the game too.
I would love different covers for different fighters. "Sub-Zero Edition" being a vibrant baby blue, "Reptile Edition" being a vile green, etc. No differences in price or gameplay, just aesthetics on the shelves.— C. Hunter Griffith (@gingerwhiskered) January 10, 2019
That feel when Ed Boon is flat out saying this is the official cover art but you still think he's trolling— Mohammad Ali (@Galaxy96Ali) January 10, 2019
Looks great, Ed. Really happy that MK continues to live on years after it was created. I'm 10x more happy that you've stayed true to it's over-the-top style. Cheers to you and @NetherRealm in what will be another *insert Shao Khan OUTSTANDING* game.— Joey R. (@joeyinsomd) January 10, 2019
Dude I am so fucking hard to this.— They Call Me Rain (@Rain_skullboy) January 10, 2019
It's beautiful. Where can I buy in canvas form?— Bear ? Genesis 6 #G6 (@BearUNLV) January 10, 2019
And this is just the beginning, as a community event will take place next week, where NetherRealm and WB Games will reveal more from the game, including additional story details, as well as potential new characters. We can’t wait to dive in and give some folks the fatality they’ve been asking for. (Nothing personal, mind you.)
Are you excited for the game’s new cover art? Reach out to me on Twitter at @TheDCD!