You could say that when it comes to Outworld princess Kitana, I’m a…big fan of her. Ten thousand years old and not looking a day over twenty-three, Kitana has always been an odd character within the Mortal Kombat series. Regal and adept at any range, her fighting style has usually consisted of her closing in on opponents so that she can deliver some punishing combos.
And if you think you can keep her at a distance? Buddy, you’re going to have a bad time. In the current timeline, Kitana hasn’t exactly had the best of times either. Killed during Sindel’s legendary massacre during Mortal Kombat, her soul got caught in Quan Chi’s magical mousetrap, resulting in her being reborn as one of his revenants.
Actually enjoying being an undead enforcer, the end of Mortal Kombat X saw Kitana reunited with the equally dead Liu Kang, with the couple now ruling the NetherRealm. Still nursing a hate-on for Raiden, here’s a look at how Kitana handles in Mortal Kombat 11:
Talk about being a royal pain. Ba-dum tish. Kitana’s combat looks regal and fluid, complete with a flying hip attack and even a few moves borrowed from her sister Mileena. One of Kitana’s variations will give her access to Mileena’s sais and even a teleport drop-kick, albeit without the toothy grin that her doppelganger possesses. That suggests Mileena won’t be in the roster.
The overall impression though? Kitana seems to be far more fluid in her attacks than ever before, chaining together moves in an elaborate dance of vortexes that pull in opponents and then sends them flying right back out to the edge of the screen. Although I’m kind of still horrified to see D’Vorah’s bug baby special attack in that trailer.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out on April 23, and the game really wants you to do something that rhymes with Free Border to get chow Shawn.
Last Updated: April 15, 2019