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Hands-On: Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch

Will it be able to compete with other platforms?

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Image: NetherRealm Studios

There are plenty of great things going on at PAX East 2019, but one of the first things I wanted to get my hands on was the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch.

As I’ve written about it before, but the Switch has quickly become my favorite console and while I still play more PC games, the Switch’s portability has found a special place in my heart. I’m happy to report that Mortal Kombat 11 on the Switch feels amazing.

While I didn’t get a ton of playtime with the title, the fighting felt tight and the responsiveness with the Joy-Cons was perfect. I only played in handheld mode, sadly, it would have been nice to experience the game with a Pro controller.

Movement and combos had that patented MK feel and the finishers were gruesome and unique

It there is a low point, and something Switch users are used to at this point, it’s the visuals. They do not look bad, but some of the polish that can be found from the game on other platforms is not there. Honestly, though, the fighting is smooth and that’s worth some decreased graphical fidelity.

After some time with the game, I’m not sure which platform I’ll be purchasing the title for, but the Nintendo Switch definitely has a fighting chance.

Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23 for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Senior Editor with a focus on all things tech and gaming. Life Adventurer. You can keep up with me on Twitter: @Josiah_Motley

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