When "Mortal Kombat 11" was announced last year, fans were treated to an impressive video featuring Raiden versus Scorpion, two of the mainstays of the series. Over the last several months, additional characters were announced, some new, and some old. So far, twenty-one of the twenty-eight fighters have been announced and these characters range from fan favorites like Scorpion, Subzero, Johnny Cage, and Raiden, to new fighters like Geras, and Kronika. Shao Kahn is the only confirmed downloadable character, but others are going to be announced.

Characters from "Mortal Kombat X" that have been confirmed to return include Jacqui Briggs, Cassie Cage, and Erron Black.

Returning character, Sonya Blade will be voiced by former UFC fighter and former WWE Women's champion, Ronda Rousey. Character customization has also been confirmed. This means that players can take a character like Scorpion and change his look to include options like different character skins, gear, and special abilities. In fact, the newest trailer pitches old-school Johnny Cage against new-school Johnny Cage.

Late last week and earlier this week, two new characters, Cetrion and Kronika, were revealed as playable characters. On April 9, 2019, Kevin Knezevic, a writer for Gamespot.com announced another brand-new character, The Kollector, had been announced.

Knezevic used Netherrealm Studios description of the character, which says that the Kollector is "A proud servant of the Outworld Empire, the Kollector cares only for his wealth and status and will kill anyone to keep it."

D'Vorah and Kitana announced as playable

While Kitana was seen in an early trailer for "Mortal Kombat 11," she wasn't announced as playable, until this week.

Also announced was D'Vorah. Game creator, Ed Boon, announced D'Vorah during this week's "Inside Xbox Mortal Kombat 11" character reveal stream. Gabe Gurwin, of digitaltrends.com, describes Dvorah as "an insect humanoid who has beady black eyes and has control and uses insects during combat." Dvorah first appeared in "Mortal Kombat X" and was one of the best characters to play as because of her speed and combo attacks.

Kitana was shown as playable in a trailer, but her moves and fatality weren't shown. Kitana has been a fan favorite in the series since her debut in "Mortal Kombat II." Gurwin did confirm that she will still fight with her signature fan and kicks. "Mortal Kombat 11" will feature fight towers and several other ways for gamers to play. Also returning will be online play where players can challenge other players in various game modes. "Mortal Kombat 11" releases April 23, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.