Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Joker this Month

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Joker this Month

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't the only fighting game with a Joker in it. Mortal Kombat 11's Joker is much more insane and deadly.

Mortal Kombat 11 developer NeatherRealm Studios confirmed that Joker would be a DLC fighter early last year, and his release is finally upon us. Outside of learning that he was redesigned at The Game Awards following backlash towards his look, we have barely seen this version of the Joker in action. That finally changed today though as a trailer showcasing his wacky moves and fatality was finally released. He will be added to the game on January 28.

The trailer was actually published during a Smash Bros. presentation unveiling Byleth, so this morning should be a pretty interesting time for fighting game fans. That being said, I’m not super excited about either character. Focusing on Joker, I do like his redesign but I’m not sure anything will top the T-800’s inclusion until Spawn arrives in March. At a glance, Joker acts much more carefree than the rest of Mortal Kombat 11’s fighters, but you can tell that he is just as brutal as all of them when it counts.

Many of his moves are centered around hitting people with a can that he carries and a little Batman plush within some deadly innards. It was also fun to see everyone Joker fought in the trailer wear Batman-inspired gear. Baraka looks like Killer Croc, Noob Saibot looks like Batman, Katana looks like Catwoman and Geras looks like Darkseid. I can’t wait to use those in-game as I love Injustice 2 and they will fit in alongside Cassie Cage’s Harley Quinn costume.

By far, the best part about Joker’s Mortal Kombat 11 appearance is his fatality. It seemingly starts out as a ‘Friendship’ with Baraka, which Mortal Kombat fans will remember as the “nice” alternative to fatalities in Mortal Kombat 2 and 3 that came as a result of public backlash towards the franchise. Unfortunately for Baraka, this soon turns deadly, entering tried and true fatality territory. I couldn’t think of a better fatality for the Joker. Check it out below:

All that remains to be seen is if he will be as good as the Joker in that other fighting game. Mortal Kombat 11 is available for Google Stadia, PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and can be picked up on Amazon.

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