Rambo Gameplay in Mortal Kombat 11 Is Just as Violent as You'd Expect - Prima Games

Rambo Gameplay in Mortal Kombat 11 Is Just as Violent as You’d Expect

by Jesse Vitelli

Last week Netherrealms announced its next slate of DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 11. One of those characters being the iconic film character Rambo. Today, we received a trailer showcasing some of the things we can expect from Rambo.

Related: Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack 2 Adds Mileena, Rambo, and Rain

The trailer, which can be seen below shows off Rambo in all of his brutal glory.

As far as guest characters go for Mortal Kombat, Rambo seems to stand with Robocop and The Terminator. Using a mix of melee attacks and his compound bow, Rambo is a force to be reckoned with. 

Story & Voiceover Director at Netherrealm Studios, Dominic Cianciolo, talks more about it on the PlayStation Blog.

“Drawing inspiration from the first three films in the Rambo series – First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III – our gameplay designers looked to distill the essence of his particular style of combat. That’s why our Rambo, as he does in the films, relies more on stealth than he does on gunplay. He uses the environment itself as a weapon, deploying a variety of traps which use elements like tripwires, swinging logs and hidden mines. Of course, Rambo is also famous for his skill with a knife and compound bow. Both are a core part of his moveset and are used in very distinct ways.”

It’s clear that a lot of time went into making sure that Rambo in Mortal Kombat fit his character from the movies. Sometimes guest characters can feel like a bad marketing deal, but we’re glad to see the attention to detail and care that went into this one. 

Rambo will be a part of Kombat Pack 2, which launches alongside Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate edition on November 17. If you own Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4, you will receive a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 versions, which also launches on November 17.

Rambo was one of three new characters coming to Mortal Kombat. The other two are Rain and Mileena, which fans requested since the game’s launch. 

Are you ready to take on Rambo in mortal Kombat 11? Let us know on the official Prima Twitter and Facebook pages. 


Jesse Vitelli

Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him chipping away at his ever-expanding backlog of JRPGS or staring at his massive Amiibo collection.