Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Back Noob Saibot and the First Film's Shang Tsung

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returns to the role he played back in 1995.

Today at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, Netherrealm revealed the next two characters coming to Mortal Kombat 11. The first is Noob Saibot, the hidden character who debuted in the original Mortal Kombat as a silhouette of the other male ninjas. Noob has since become his own character: the shade of the original Sub-Zero, who died in the first game.

The trailer shows Noob Saibot connecting with his younger brother again. In battle, he wields a wicked curved sickle as a weapon and uses shadow clones of himself to draw in his enemies. Noob's Fatality involves creating a shadow clone inside his opponent, which then crawls out of their body from the inside.

The other character is the first who won't be on the main roster, instead coming as downloadable content for Mortal Kombat 11. Shang Tsung returns to Mortal Kombat, with his voice and likeness portrayed by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Tagawa played the villainous sorcerer back in 1995's Mortal Kombat film. It's great to see him back over two decades later.

Shang Tsung will be the keeper of the Krypt, which is Mortal Kombat 11's version of Injustice 2's Multiverse mode. There, players will be able to take on challenges to unlock new and varied gear for their characters. Yes, like Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat 11 does have a gear system, offering new cosmetic looks and RPG-style stats.

Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to have a closed beta next week, starting on March 27 at 8am PT/11am ET and running until March 31 at 11:59pm PT/2:59am ET. Beta entrants on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have access to Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet, and Scorpion. Mortal Kombat 11 launches April 23 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

Disclaimer: USG is owned by Reed Exhibitions, the operator of Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Tagged with Fighting, NetherRealm Studios, News, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Xbox One.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

More News

Sega Genesis Mini Lineup Looking Stronger by the Day as Another 10 Games are Added

There are now 20 games announced for the Sega Genesis Mini.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection Line-Up Has One Game We Didn't See Coming

No, it's not Bloodlines. We kind of saw Bloodlines coming (and we're chuffed about it).

Fortnite Creative Gets Its Own Competitive Tournament From Epic

Epic Games reveals Fortnite World Cup Creative.

Switch Owners Getting Server Errors as Smash Bros. Fans Rush to Download Joker Update

Nintendo says it is aware of server problems and working to address them.

More on PC

More Fighting Games

Mortal Kombat 11 Characters - Mortal Kombat 11 Roster, All Mortal Kombat 11 DLC Fighters

Here's our guide to all the Mortal Kombat 11 character revealed so far, as well as the Mortal Kombat 11 DLC fighters.

The Weirdest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Created Stages We've Found so Far

Maybe the creative power of gods in the hands of Smash Bros. players was a mistake.

Switch Owners Getting Server Errors as Smash Bros. Fans Rush to Download Joker Update

Nintendo says it is aware of server problems and working to address them.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Stage Builder - Level Creator Release Date

A new mode has been confirmed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, by none other than Nintendo itself. Here’s what we know about the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Stage Builder so far.