Mortal Kombat 11's Nightwolf Looks Like a Blast in New Gameplay Footage

Mortal Kombat 11's Nightwolf Looks Like a Blast in New Gameplay Footage

He only skipped one game, but it feels longer.

A classic fighter is finally returning to the Mortal Kombat universe, and we got our first look at him today. Nightwolf is joining the lineup of Mortal Kombat 11, hitting early access for pass holders later this month.

A warrior with a penchant for spiritual weaponry, Nightwolf is still packing his bow and tomahawks, but looks to add a few new tools to his arsenal. It seems he can power himself up with the spirit of various animals, like a bear or wolf, to gain special boons. He's got a projectile reflect that it looks like he can amplify into a run-around teleport like Scorpion. And of course, his Fatality is brutal. Nightwolf looks a lot like Nightwolf, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Nightwolf is one of two returning fighters to the series, as Sindel is also set to arrive in Mortal Kombat 11 eventually. While Nightwolf made the cut in Mortal Kombat 9, he only appeared briefly in Mortal Kombat 10 for story reasons and never got added to the playable competitive roster. Most folks are probably happy to have him back; as a series mainstay since his appearance in Mortal Kombat 3, he's probably got more than a few players who are eager to have their main back.

Mortal Kombat 11 has firmly remained the best-selling game of 2019 up to this point, marking a huge success for the series. Developer NetherRealm Studios reportedly has years of content planned, and MK11 will make its Evo debut this weekend. According to our reporting, however, the studio has had a troubling history in its use of contract labor. Hopefully as more fighters roll out, NetherRealm has worked to address those issues, so the next few years of content aren't so brutal.

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Eric Van Allen

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