Spawn Delivers Hellish Levels Of Pain In New MK11 Trailer
I have been waiting patiently for Spawn to join the roster of Mortal Kombat 11. I haven’t had the chance to deliver death as the iconic comic anti-hero since Soul Calibur 2 on the Xbox. When initially announced as part of the MK11 Kombat Pack, I was disheartened to learn he’d be the last one to join the team. The release date of March 17th seemed ages away. Well, we’re finally here. And all the waiting was worth it.
With a character as beloved as Spawn, it’s important that they get him right. NetherRealm has a pretty good track record so far with characters like Predator and Leatherface, but Spawn has a far more robust history than your average horror icon. Luckily, NetherRealm has taken significant steps towards getting Spawn to look, feel, and even sound right. His MK11 incarnation is voiced by Keith David, reprising the role from his original animated incarnation in Todd McFarlane’s Spawn (1997). They also worked with McFarlane to get the look of Spawn right, which they recently showcased with the announcement of a new Spawn figuring from McFarlane Toys. If that wasn’t enough, Spawn’s debut is scored by two previously unreleased tracks by Trivium, “IX” and “Scattering the Ashes.” Pretty metal way to conclude the roster of guest Kombatants.
Of course, the most important thing is how he plays. In that regard, Spawn brings a whole host of iconic weapons and powers to the MK11 arena. Chains, axes, swords, fireballs, his cape, machine guns, magical green energy, invisibility, and plenty of other stuff is all on glorious display in the trailer above. While what we see in his two-minute showcase is just a part of what he fields in the full game, we do get to see him make a dude’s organs explode. I’m not exactly sure if this is a reference to a specific Spawn power, but I’m always in favor of more rapid projectile disassembly.
If you want to get your hands on Spawn, he unlocks on March 17th for owners of the Kombat Pack. If you do not own the Kombat Pack, he’s available for individual purchase on March 24th. You can get the Kombat Pack for $40, or as part of the Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition for $90.