New Mortal Kombat 11 Skins Double as Movie Tribute and Ronda Rousey Remover


Developer NetherRealm Studios has released a new set of skins for Mortal Kombat 11 that pay tribute to the 1995 film adaptation by bringing back actors from the film to voice and model their characters in the game.

The team teased the Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack yesterday through a post on its social channels showing Raiden, Sonya Blade, and Johnny Cage all made to look like they did in the movie from 25 years ago.

Now, the skins have been officially unveiled, and using them will not only give you something nostalgic to look at, but also hear as actors Christopher Lambert, Bridgette Wilson, and Linden Ashby have all recorded voice lines for the skins. The pack for all three costumes will run you $5.99. Check out all three in action below:

One possibly unintended but certainly welcome side effect of using these skins is that using the Sonya Blade one will not only be a fun tribute to the Mortal Kombat movie, but it will also allow you to escape the not great performance by Ronda Rousey, former UFC fighter and also a known transphobe and Sandy Hook Truther that NetherRealm for some reason decided to bring in to play the legacy character in the eleventh game. Sure, Rousey is a well-known name and her inclusion probably caught the eye of anyone who maybe exclusively knew her from her fighting career and not for the heinous and disrespectful way she approaches talking about both people’s right to live without being fucking bothered and also whether or not a school shooting was all a big conspiracy. But when you look at everything she’s done is it worth it? Nah. But at least now you can use this skin and comfortably play as Sonya Blade without having to be reminded of Rousey’s existence. For more on that, check out this write-up from our very own editor-in-chief Danielle Riendeau at Vice.

In other news:

Mortal Kombat 11 recently launched on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S as an “Ultimate Edition” last week, which comes with both Kombat Packs (playable fighters), and the Aftermath expansion (new story content). While the game being on systems no one can seem to find right now might not seem exciting for the online community, it does support cross play, meaning those playing on next-gen consoles can also play with people who are playing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but not with PC, Nintendo Switch, or Stadia versions.

For more on Mortal Kombat 11, be sure to check out our guides on how to get the most out of all three characters you’ll be able to deck out in their movie skins, including Sonya Blade, Raiden, and Johnny Cage.

Beyond the Mortal Kombat series, NetherRealm is known for its work on the Injustice series, which was hinted to be returning in some fashion earlier this year.