Mortal Kombat 11’s story mode will follow the events of Mortal Kombat X.
This new story mode is said to be a “time-bending narrative” that will, as Ed Boon says, allow for “situations where old characters can meet their younger selves.”
This time manipulation will occur because of Kronika, the first female boss in Mortal Kombat history, as she is the Keeper of Time and creator of existence and needs to “bring order to the universe through any means necessary” following Raiden upsetting the balance of history by torturing Shinnok.
Kronika will bring with her a new fighter to the Mortal Kombat roster, Geras, who is her powerful and loyal servant that can also manipulate time and utilize the power of sand.
You can learn more about the entire story of Mortal Kombat in our breakdown of everything that has happened…so far, and read all about the events of a series that has been around for 27 years and has had over 10 games.
The Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event also confirmed that Ronda Rousey would be voicing Sonya Blade, a character who has been around since Mortal Kombat began in 1992.
We also got our first look at the roster, which showcased eight characters, including newcomer Geras and the pre-order bonus character, Shao Khan.
Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019, and arrives with a Kollector’s Edition that includes MK11, the Kombat Pack, a Scorpion mask bust, steel case, coin, and more.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait to dive deep into the crazy story that will surely be told in Mortal Kombat 11. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.