NetherRealm Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11, this time showcasing Kitana. If you have even a passing interest in Mortal Kombat, I’d assume you already know what to expect from the princess of Edenia. She’s quick, agile, and extremely effective with her twin fans. However, it’s interesting to note that one of her versions seems to have some of Mileena’s moveset, prompting concerns that she won’t be returning in MK11.
So, after the previously released cinematic trailer that all but confirmed Kitana’s return in Mortal Kombat 11, we now have a gameplay trailer that shows off her moves in more detail. Confusingly, it seems to show just as much of D’Vorah, but that’s okay. As you’d expect, the princess of Edenia is still carrying her trademark fans, and uses them to devastating effects. It’s great to see her back, not least because I tend to main her. Interestingly, it seems that a lot of her moveset is very similar to MKX. Even her fatality is somewhat reminiscent of her Dark Fan-tasy fatality from Mortal Kombat X.
So, that’s all fine and dandy. However, one detail has caught the attention of dedicated Mortal Kombat players, myself included. One of Kitana’s variations seems to include moves normally reserved for Mileena; specifically, the sai attacks and the teleport kick. So, kombatants that main Mileena are understandably somewhat upset. Now, it’s true that, canon-wise, Mileena dies in Mortal Kombat X. On the other hand, especially with characters coming back from the past, there’s no reason not to include someone as beloved as Mileena. Of course, this is all conjecture at this point. We’ll see what happens.
In the meantime, you can check out Kitana’s trailer below; if for no other reason, then because it does a great job of marketing D’Vorah instead. Mortal Kombat 11 is coming out on Tuesday, April 23rd. You’ll be able to play on all four major platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.