Mortal Kombat Brings Nitara Back As Megan Fox

Nitara bears her fangs in Mortal Kombat 1.
Nitara bears her fangs in Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. Games has announced that vampire warrior Nitara, who debuted in 2002’s Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and was rarely seen again, will return to the series in forthcoming reboot Mortal Kombat 1. If you’ve tragically lost Nitara in the 21 years of cobwebs that crowd your gaming memory, then Warner Bros. has a way to cut through: this time, Nitara will be voiced by, and modeled after, Jennifer’s Body actor Megan Fox.

“She comes from this weird realm,” Fox said about Nitara in her reveal trailer. “She is a type of vampire creature, she’s evil, but she’s also good; she’s trying to save her people. I really like her. She’s a vampire, which obviously resonates for whatever reason.”

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Nitara never shied from discomfort—in Deadly Alliance, the Feast of Blood fatality had Nitara howling before pouncing on a victim and tearing out slabs of flesh with her teeth.

Cute, but MK1 tries something new. The trailer appears to demonstrate a never-before-seen fatality, in which Nitara delivers her five-inch-long fingernails into her opponent’s stomach, pulls out his entrails, then holds onto them like rope as her bat wings pump high into the air.

She yanks him up by the intestines, then kicks him back down with so much force that the skin and meat falls off his body. His clean skeleton shatters on the ground.

It’s subtle, it’s tasteful, I like it. And you can see even more Nitara when MK1 releases on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19, though its premium and collector’s edition grant early access on September 14.

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