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Ronda Rousey revealed as the voice behind Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya Blade

Published: 17/Jan/2019 23:24 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 23:36

by Virginia Glaze


American wrestling star and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has officially been revealed as the voice behind Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya Blade.

NetherRealm Studios made the announcement during their MK11 reveal event on January 17, with a behind-the-scenes segment that showed Rousey getting into character as one of the series’ mainstay female fighters.

Rousey admitted to being a longtime fan of the franchise, finding freedom in voice acting as opposed to being on camera.

“Sonya Blade was the first kickass girl I saw come onto the scene,” Rousey said of the role. “I’ve always admired her, and admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way. Now, I get to try to be her.”

Rousey was rumored to be part of the upcoming title after an alleged internal email from NetherRealm leaked onto Reddit, which claimed that the fighter would take part in the on-stage presentation.

Rousey appeared to confirm these rumors after posting her invitation to the event on Instagram on January 15. Now, it appears that the wrestler is part of the game, itself, which is set to officially release on April 23, 2019.

NRS’s MK11 reveal event was chock full of gory goodness for both casual and hardcore fans alike; complete with a tattoo parlor, art exhibit, and a nail-biting series of exhibition matches, the reveal even saw the appearances of other wrestling pros like Xavier Woods, Zelina Vega, and former WWE fighter Cody Rhodes.

The event likewise revealed a slew of upcoming characters for the game, including the likes of Baraka, Skarlet, and newcomer Geras, whose time-controlling abilities introduce an entirely new take on the classic fighting game franchise.

Fans can pre-order the title right now to cop Shao Kahn, the game’s titular, insult-slinging antagonist.


How to watch Pokemon Presents presentation on February 26 – time, stream, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 21:54

by Brent Koepp


Game Freak has announced a special Pokemon Presents on February 26. What will be announced? The long-rumored Sinnoh Diamond & Pearl remakes? A Let’s Go sequel? Here’s how to watch the stream to find out.

As we inch closer to Pokemon Day on February 27, the stakes have never been higher for the popular Nintendo series. This year marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary, making the annual celebration an even bigger deal than usual.

Hanging over the event are the long-rumored Diamond & Pearl remakes, meaning excitement filled the air when Game Freak announced a February Pokemon Presents. Here is everything you need to know about the digital conference.

Screenshot of Pokemon Company President & CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara during Pokemon Presents.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
TPC President Ishihara during 2019 Pokemon Presents.

Pokemon Presents date & start time

Rumors about a Sinnoh remake have been swirling for so long that many fans have already accepted it as a foregone conclusion. While not confirmed, Game Freak’s surprise Pokemon Presents seems to line up with a major game reveal.

The digital event is slated for February 26, and goes live at 7:00 AM (PST) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 3:00 PM (GMT). Make sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms – depending on what region you are in, the stream will begin really early.

As for what will be revealed, it’s anyone guess. Although several leaks and rumors claim it to be a Sinnoh title. We wouldn’t rule out a Let’s Go sequel getting a mention either, although Game Freak confirmed the Presents will be 20 minutes in length – similar to Sword & Shield’s in 2019.

Screenshot of Pokemon Presents Twitter announcement.
The Pokemon Presents was announced on Twitter.

How to watch Pokemon Presents

Those wanting to catch the exciting Pokemon Presents live will need to head over to YouTube a few minutes before the times listed above. The digital conference will stream on the official Pokemon channel.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below so all you have to do is refresh the page at the time and it will load. We will also be updating this page once the conference is over to make sure the replay of the event is posted.

The Pokemon Presents holds more weight than usual, simply because it falls on the series’ 25th anniversary. Based on Game Freak’s history, it also makes sense for a remake of an older title given we are in between generations, with Gen 9 expected in 2022.

Only time will tell if the Japanese company delivers what many fans have been asking for over the last few years. However, regardless of what is announced, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a fan of the Nintendo RPG.