Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn gameplay shown, release date confirmed

NetherRealm Studios have blessed Mortal Kombat 11 fans with their first look at the game’s upcoming DLC fighter, Spawn.

The two and a half minute trailer shows the 90s antihero eviscerate his opponents using moves lifted from the pages of Todd McFarlane’s grungy comic books.


Spawn will be joining the Mortal Kombat 11 roster on March 17th via early access with a full release scheduled a week later on March 24th.

He will be available to purchase as a standalone fighter for £4.99. Alternatively, Spawn will unlock for those who already purchased the Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack which is currently on sale for £13.19 (60% off) as part of a time limited promotion.

Since NetherRealm Studios began experimenting with crossover characters in their 2011 reboot of the franchise, Spawn has been among one of the most requested fighters. In fairness, he’s a perfect fit and one brought to life in Mortal Kombat 11 by the fantastic voice work of Keith David.

Over the weekend we saw the Mortal Kombat 11 championship – Final Kombat 2020 – take place in Chicago with FGC favourite SonicFox taking home the top prize.

Mortal Kombat 11 launched almost a year ago. Miguel awarded the sequel a solid 7/10 in our review, praising the core game though taking issue with Warner Bros’ befuddling monetisation:

This game is the pinnacle of Mortal Kombat action. Fights are fluid, weighty, and gorgeous to look at. Unfortunately, that tightly-designed gameplay is bogged down by a grindy system of loot and consumables that only serves to artificially extend your playtime in the most tedious ways imaginable. There is so much heart and care put into this game, from the combat to the gorgeous visuals and memorable story, but that effort feels nullified by the desperate attempt to twist an iconic video game franchise into just another endlessly online service game.

Another cool piece of Spawn trivia. While this will no doubt be the character’s definitive fighting game appearance, he also showed up in SoulCalibur II exclusively on the original Xbox version of the game.

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