A big part of my childhood was spent playing video games, and along with Tekken 3’s Nina Williams and X-men’s Storm, I have always been obsessed with Mortal Kombat’s Kitana. The first time I played Mortal Kombat was on Sega. I was probably seven years old at the time, and even though the video game featured a lot of violence and gore, it didn’t really bother me.
To those who are not familiar with Mortal Kombat, here’s a little introduction: It takes place in a fictional universe where different realms existed. Because of greed, each realm ended up wanting to take over the other realms, which then resulted to tournaments being held. A tournament is where fighters from each realm get to show their skills and powers and increase their number of kills in hopes of becoming the champion in each match.
Each realm has different types of fighters, from special operations, ninjas, assassins, vampires, shamans, and even gods who have their own special abilities such as being able to command lightning, fire, or ice, levitation, superhuman strength, and more.
Mortal Kombat 11 will be released this April, and because it will only be fully available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, I’ll be stuck with playing the mobile version. (Honestly, if I were to buy myself a PlayStation, I’d be saying goodbye to my social life, which already is little to none to begin with.) Search it, download it, and play it, because you’ll feel much better taking on a virtual opponent rather than real life foes; at the very least, you can beat someone up without getting jail time.
The Mortal Kombat mobile version is an app available for both Apple and Android devices, and it has the same premise as its video game version: plenty of gore. If you see me not swiping right or left on my phone, I’d probably be tapping rapidly and violently on my phone screen in a Mortal Kombat match to the death, which is actually a good way of channeling my anger whenever someone just drops me mid-chat. The game creators are even generous enough to give gamers like me a taste of what the MK11 characters can do, so I’m abusing this generosity on mobile first. Maybe I’ll get fed up with playing on such a small screen that I’d end up buying a PS4 and saying goodbye to the real world.
If haven’t convinced you yet, let this MK11 trailer help you decide:
Photos from Mortal Kombat Twitter page.