It took until November, but 2019 was finally worth showing up for, as NetherRealm Studios has released the gameplay trailer for the fourth DLC character headed to Mortal Kombat 11. Her Royal Highness, The Hostess With The Mostess, The Resurrected Regal, The Harridan of Hairstyles, The Flying Fox, The Supreme Siren, and The Ultimate Scream Queen…
…It’s Sindel. Of course.
Sindel made her series debut way back in 1995’s Mortal Kombat 3. Taking inspiration for her design from both 1935’s The Bride of Frankenstein and 1993 fantasy movie The Bride with White Hair, Sindel was the “bride” (see “prisoner”) of Shao Kahn, and her young death and resurrection on Earthrealm was essentially the key to facilitating the Outworld invasion.
Originally a benevolent queen of Edenia, Sindel – once resurrected – was enchanted by evil, performing an infamous massacre in MK 9 which cost many characters their lives. Sindel later appeared as an NPC in Mortal Kombat X, but will make her playable return here in MK 11. Controversially, her backstory and personality appear to have been retconned, making her a willing villain, rather than a brainwashed pawn in Shao Kahn’s master plan.
As you may or may not know, Sindel is my favourite MK kharacter of all time. Having played her since 1995, she’s legitimately my longest-running fighting game “main”. I’m very excited to see how she handles in MK 11. One of her variations appears to include her spirited Naginata, a weapon she wielded back in Mortal Kombat: Deception. As is the character’s trademark, Sindel’s hair, flight abilities, and powerful scream can also be used to fell her foolish foes.
I’m ecstatic to see you again, your highness. Let’s go collect some skulls…
Sindel will be made available for Kombat Pass owners on November 26, before launching officially on December 3. Mortal Kombat 11 is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.