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Mortal Kombat 11 is real and it’s real bloody

Series co-creator Ed Boon revealed the box art for the game in a tweet Thursday.

“Happy to share with everyone the official cover art for Mortal Kombat 11 here!!” he wrote.

The art features iconic ninja Scorpion — who’s voiced by Boon in many of the games — leaping in front of the series logo with his signature spear in hand.

At the Game Awards 2018 on Dec. 7, the first trailer for the latest entry in the classic fighting series, dropped with a brutal fight between Raiden and Scorpion. Like, when I say brutal, I mean put the kids to bed before you watch the trailer below:

The original Mortal Kombat was first released in 1992 and has seen 10 major releases since. Mortal Kombat 11 will be the first game for the franchise since Mortal Kombat XL which released in 2016.

Hype levels will be high for this one, which officially releases on April 23, 2019. Series big bad Shao Kahn is a preorder bonus and we might also see Spawn show up as a playable character.

First published on Dec. 7 at 4:07 a.m. PT.
Updated on Jan. 11 at 7:38 a.m. PT: Adds box art tweet.

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