It took a while, but we finally get to see how detailed and ridiculously powerful the Terminator will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Entering the arena with a box filled with “Johnny Cage” figurines and a shotgun, the latter of which is a reference from “Judgment Day” and will surely be well received by any fans.
We won’t cover hits basic moves, as you already know how to fight, but his special abilities are awesome, even if it doesn’t follow Terminator’s plot 100% accurate. After hitting Jax with his fists, which for a reason are purple, he fires a load of bullets using a small rifle. His next powerful ability, the specific shotgun shot, is shown as it destroys Jax’s lower abdomen. Another ability involving shotguns is shown, only this time he fires 3 barrels instead of one.
Another “surprise” ability is not focused on dealing damage, as it can be used for a quick attack or to evade a bad situation. That’s right, you can now teleport a short distance, opening lots of opportunities to win. The purple color is later revealed as a “grenade” which you can let on the ground or attach it to your opponent’s body. Still, on the purple subject, only this time he uses no grenades, he punches the ground, opening a small “rift” for a few seconds. The punch is so powerful, that your opponent will lose balance and fall.
Interesting fact: when burned by Scorpion’s ability, we see how the human appearance is left behind, showing us the true face of the Terminator. After this change of looks takes place, we see how he’s getting attacked but takes no damage. It can be for a short period of time, so if you play against him, don’t use fire. Let’s not also forget, that besides the Terminator T-800, we will also have the opportunity to play as:
- Shang Tsung
If only 14 year old me could see what Mortal Kombat has become today…