Today, NetherRealm Studios revealed the gameplay of the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. Announced just last month and launching in April on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. From the star-studded event, held in London and Los Angeles, here’s some of the super grisly info we know so far.

The character select screen currently has slots for 24 characters. On display in the presentation were the returning Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden and Sonya Blade. Making their return after a short break are Outworld warrior Baraka and Mortal Kombat 9 DLC star Skarlet, who brings her bloody mayhem back into the ring. Kung Lao also appeared in cinematic form during the opening trailer and what appeared to be Kabal flashed up briefly during an interview about the return of streaming show Kombat Kast.

A clip was shown from the next chapter of Mortal Kombat’s crazy story mode. This video featured all-new bad attitude Raiden torturing the messed up form of MKX boss Shinnok, eventually decapitating him. Thi is an event which was alluded to at the climax of Mortal Kombat X. We are then introduced to a sinister new female character, Chronika, who appears to have the ability to manipulate time.

Regarding gameplay itself, Mortal Kombat 11 still takes place on a 2D plane, featuring one-on-one kombat between two bloodthirsty characters. Movement and combo systems seem unchanged in fluidity, so I’m expecting the return of the MK’s usual Dial-A-Kombo control style as well “pop-up” jumping attacks. EX Meter appears to be split between Offensive and Defensive abilities, and the Super Moves are now known as “Fatal Blows”, still activated by mashing the shoulder buttons.

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Mortal Kombat 11 reveals kharacters, mechanics, kustomisation and more