The long wait for Sindel is drawing to a close. She’ll arrive to Mortal Kombat 11 on November 26 for Kombat Pack owners and will be available for single-purchase on December 3 for everyone else. In celebration of her impending arrival, NetherRealm Studios performed one last showcase of the Mortal Kombat 11 character through a Kombat Kast.
A Kombat Kast is a character exhibition hosted by the NetherRealm team that goes over the ins and outs of a new character before their release. The event puts things like the character's play-style, move-set, and specials on display. It also shows off stuff like a character's Brutalities.
Sindel is known for using her extendable hair in combat, but she has a few new tools to use in this game as well, one of them being her trusty glaive. She obviously can’t forego using her hair to maim people, but not using the glaive to eviscerate opponents would be a shame as well. Naturally then, Sindel’s solution is to combine the two tools as frequently as possible to get the job done; such is the case in one of her new Brutalities.
For this, Sindel grapples her opponent, which involves her skewering them on her glaive before dragging them down on its shaft with her hair. Then the grapple triggers the Brutality. For this, Sindel yanks her spear out of her opponent's gut and, with the practice of a master, swiftly slits her opponent’s throat with such force that they spin in place. To wrap it up, Sindel flicks her opponent's head with her hair, knocking it clean off and revealing that she didn’t just slit their throat, but full-on decapitated them.
As far as beating your opponent goes, this from Sindel has to be one of the most fun ways to do it. It’s completely disrespectful, hinting that Sindel didn’t just beat her opponent, but she did it with the greatest of ease. The Kombat Kast as a whole makes Sindel look like she’ll be a fun character to mess around with. Whether or not she’ll see a lot of competitive play remains to be seen. Still, as the last original Mortal Kombat 11 character to be released in Mortal Kombat 11's season 1's DLC, Sindel nails it when it concerns representing the franchise's infamous visceral visuals. So if all else fails, she has that going for her.
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version in development.