Mortal Kombat 11 Terminator Gameplay Trailer Showcases T-800

TJ Denzer,

October 1, 2019 1:48 PM

We finally have a full look at the MK11 Terminator and he's looking more than a little faithful to its sci-fi horror roots.

As we make our way down the list in the Kombat Pack, Mortal Kombat 11’s Terminator is the next one to make its way to the playable roster. We got a tease about the gameplay on September 30, but October kicked off the Terminator’s entrance in grand fashion. We got ourselves a full-on gameplay trailer showcasing a ton of the cyborg terror’s moves, and it left us ready to play T-800 to say the least.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Terminator gameplay trailer was launched on October 1, 2019 via Mortal Kombat Twitter and YouTube. Though Arnold isn’t voicing the machine (he handpicked someone to deliver the voice instead), it pays homage to all of the Terminator lineage we’ve come to know and love throughout the time-skipping sci-fi horror series. You can check out the Terminator in all of its mechanical assassin’s glory in the trailer below.

Right off the bat, Terminator seems to have a good mix-up of brawling and projectiles. Between bombs and generous use of a shotgun and submachine gun, the Terminator definitely has a long-range game. What’s more, we saw a lot of command grabs like tackles, backbreakers, suplexes, and more that make us feel like one of his variations is going to be very strong when up close and personal. Other unique toys included a knock-up version of a bomb and a time-shifting teleport ability that allowed T-800 to move across the stage.

That said, one of the absolute stand-outs of the trailer was an after-death state. We’ve seen this with the likes of D’Vorah where she releases a flying bug that can attack after she’s defeated. For Terminator, it comes in the form of shedding its burning skin to where only the machine remains. In this state, T-800 seems to have super armor and a slightly different moveset as it approaches Scorpion undeterred by combos and spears. Hopefully we get this death state in one of the Terminator’s variations. It’d be a shame if it was consigned to variation creation and left out of Ranked/Tournament variations the way Shang Tsung’s ninja moves originally were.

Have you seen Mortal Kombat 11’s Terminator gameplay in action? Will you be playing it when the T-800 launches in MK11 on October 8? Let us know and stay tuned for more Mortal Kombat 11 coverage!


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