Mortal Kombat 11 Will See Kabal Officially Joining the Roster

After a variety of teases, NetherRealm has today konfirmed that Kabal will be returning in Mortal Kombat 11.

After a brief tease during last month’s Mortal Kombat 11 reveal and a delay last week, NetherRealm Studios has today confirmed that Kabal will indeed be the next character joining the game’s roster.

The news came via today’s edition of the Kombat Kast, which is a periodic live stream series held by NetherRealm to talk about all things related to Mortal Kombat. Today’s Kombat Kast was the first that has been held since MK11 was revealed and the studio didn’t waste any time by announcing Kabal to be joining the roster. MK11 director introduced the reveal trailer for Kabal, in which he looked pretty aweseome before NetherRealm spent more time showing off the specifics of the character.

For those unfamiliar with Kabal, he was first introduced back in Mortal Kombat 3 and comes armed with a set of hookswords which can lead to some brutal combos. Since making his debut, Kabal has appeared in a variety of different MK games with the most recent where he was playable being that of 2011’s Mortal Kombat. Notably, his appearance in MK11 also looks a bit different this time around.

In other new roster moves, Kano was also just revealed to be joining the roster of Mortal Kombat 11 a few days back. With both Kabal and Kano now confirmed, we know 10 of the fighters who will be joining the supposed 25-person roster. We’ve also previously seen teases for other characters like Kung Lao and Liu Kang as well, so it seems like we could have a good idea of about half the final lineup at this point.

While Kabal being revealed for Mortal Kombat 11 is today’s biggest news, it might not be all that we learn about the game today. Microsoft is set to have a new episode of Inside Xbox kick off in under an hour and over the course of the show will supposedly give new details on Mortal Kombat 11 at that time. We’ll keep you posted if any new information comes out of that live stream.

Mortal Kombat 11 is due out on April 23 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. Kabal’s reveal trailer hasn’t been uploaded as of this writing, but we’ll drop it in down below once it goes live.

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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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