Megan Fox will portray Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 1 is just around the corner, but developer NetherRealm Studios has not yet ceased to present its main cast of characters. Over the past ...
Mortal Kombat 1 is just around the corner, but developer NetherRealm Studios has not yet ceased to present its main cast of characters. Over the past few months, there have been gradual character reveals, and the latest one has confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 will bring back Nitara for the first time in over 17 years. Not only that, she now has a new voice actress, none other than Transformers and Jennifer's Body star Megan Fox.
This unveiling trailer was released earlier today on the Mortal Kombat 1 Twitter account, giving us a first glimpse of Nitara after a complete roster leak seemingly revealed her as the 24th playable fighter in the game. The trailer showcases her interactions with some of the other characters in the game, incorporating a playful nod to Jennifer's Body, and provides a glimpse into her abilities and Fatality.
We also got to witness Megan Fox delivering a few lines as Nitara, a sentence that, no matter how many times it's said, never becomes any less peculiar. Mortal Kombat is certainly no stranger to unconventional celebrities as voice actors, with Ronda Rousey portraying Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11 and a Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage in MK1. However, this is undeniably the most surprising one.
In any case, it's delightful to see the official confirmation of Nitara's return, as long-time Mortal Kombat fans will know that she hasn't been included as a playable fighter in a game since Mortal Kombat: Armageddon back in 2006. She had a brief cameo appearance in Mortal Kombat 11, but now she is truly back and ready to rip out a spine or two.
This announcement essentially confirms the legitimacy of a recent round of leaks from today. Not only was the game's complete roster leaked, but we also got a first look at the Nintendo Switch version and how it performs. Naturally, it won't run as smoothly as on current console systems, but it's reported that the gameplay itself is actually quite fluid, although performance drops noticeably during cutscenes and loading times can be quite long. Nevertheless, it may be tolerable enough for some of you to enjoy Mortal Kombat on the go.