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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.


Destiny 2 DLC calendar announced: Beyond Light, Season of the Hunt

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:22

by Andrew Highton


Hot off the heels of the Beyond Light Expansion announcement, Bungie has outlined more exciting DLC plans. In addition to Destiny 2 introducing Beyond Light, they announced ‘Season of the Hunt’ which reveals more content on the way. Some of it will even be free for players that don’t purchase the expansion – including new destinations and weapons.

Destiny 2 is already approaching its fourth season of content since its original release back in 2017. During that time, the game has release Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, and more. But Bungie has shown no desire to let up and keep announcing new additions for their loyal fanbase to look forward to.

Their latest message was not only a follow-up to the announcement of the Beyond Light trailer, but an extension with even better news. Not only is the expansion set to launch on November 10, but Season of the Hunt will also commence on that date, bringing lots of content – both paid and free.

A calendar of DLC for Destiny 2
Bungie have covered Destiny 2’s future until at least February

Destiny 2 Beyond Light

It was only a week ago that Bungie unveiled their next, huge expansion pack coming to Destiny 2 – just in time for Christmas. The Beyond Light trailer showed some classic characters in the series and also suggested where the story was heading next.

But now, the BL Season of the Hunt calendar shows off more of what’s to come.

According to the calendar, people who purchase BL will receive:

  • The Beyond Light Campaign
  • Stasis Unlocks: Titan Behemoth, Warlock Shadebinder, Hunter Revenant
  • Salvation’s Grip Exotic Grenade Launcher Quest

As well as the paid DLC that will release with the game, there will also be free content for all players too.

November 10

This will consist of:

  • New Destination: Europa
  • New Cosmodrome Experience
  • New Season armor and exotic weapon
  • New Strike added to playlist
  • New Lost Sectors
  • 100+ Seasonal Ranks
  • New Artifact Mods
  • New Truimphs, Shaders, and Emblems
  • Iron Banner
  • The Dawning

Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt

The Bungie logo in Destiny 2

Season of the Hunt will begin on the day that Beyond Light launches, and will continue to dish out content until February at least. The official Bungie website commented on the launch:

“Season of the Hunt also begins on November 10 — you will be able to start earning ranks and rewards from the Season Pass, claim your Artifact, and begin to customize it as you power it up. This Season’s story mission and new Wrathborn Hunts activity will kick off the following week on Nov 17.”

This is the remaining content that will be released:

November 10

  • Seasonal Artifact and Reward Track Unlocks
  • Empire Hunts Begin
  • The Glassway Strike Opens

November 10 – January 1

  • Uncover Europa’s Secrets

November 13

  • Adept Weapons Added To Trials

November 17

  • Season Mission Begins
  • Wrathborn Hunts Begin

November 21

  • Raid Opens: Deep Stone Crypt

December 8

  • First Iron Banner

December 15 – January 5

  • The Dawning

New Exotic Weapons and Armor

  • Hawkmoon
  • Cloudstrike
  • No Time To Explain
  • Duality
  • Salvation’s Grip

Bungie Video Documentary

To explain how the process of managing Destiny 2 is going, Bungie has posted a short, video documentary.

You can check it out below.

Bungie clearly has long-term plans for Destiny 2. You then start to wonder how long it’s going to be until they look ahead to making D3. In any case, there’s plenty of content for existing players to be enjoying for the next few months.