The latest Mortal Kombat 11 character reveal is none other than Jade. Coincidentally, she was one of the characters leaked by that Steam trophy list last week. Jade was showcased in the latest edition of the Kombat Kast, along with fellow returning character Baraka. If watching an hour-plus stream isn’t your thing, don’t fret, because we have this handy-dandy trailer right here.
As you can see, while you can play as Jade in human form, her default appearance plays up her undead status.
Jade first appeared in Mortal Kombat II, where she was a secret opponent and amped up version of Kitana. Not only was she way faster, but she was also intangible when it came to projectiles. She returned in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, where she was playable and had a storyline as Kitana’s friend and fellow assassin. Although she appears regularly in the series, Jade is a bit forgettable, which is why she didn’t rank all that high in our Mortal Kombat character ranking.
That said, since the series was soft rebooted in Mortal Kombat 9, Jade’s role has been a mysterious path to Mortal Kombat 11’s story told on the down low. For instance, even though she was killed in the story mode, Jade’s Mortal Kombat 9 arcade mode saw the character ending up in some kind of magical dreamscape. There, she met a mysterious woman who claimed that Shao Kahn’s death had to be “reimagined,” then possessed Jade’s body.
Then in Mortal Kombat X, Jade was noticeably missing from the main story mode. While all the other dead hero characters showed up as revenant soldiers, Jade was nowhere to be seen. Except…not quite. In Kitana’s arcade mode ending, a glowing Jade appears and shows Kitana how much better things turned out for her in the original timeline.
Now Mortal Kombat 11 is about Kronika, a mysterious woman who disapproves of reality after Raiden altered history. It’s all fitting together.
Further Reading: Mortal Kombat Timeline: Story Explained
Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on April 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.