Former UFC and current WWE Superstar, Ronda Rousey is the new voice of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11.
In a trailer announcing her new role, a Rousey-faced Sonya Blade swaggers through a group of armed special forces and toward Skarlet, the katana-wielding redhead first seen in the 2011 release of “Mortal Kombat”.
In another scene Sonya calls in air support against Baraka, throwing him up into the air and shooting him into the blades of a helicopter.
“Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass girl I saw come onto the scene,” says Rousey in the video streamed during the event. “I admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way. And now I get to try and be her.”
“The first time I can remember playing “Mortal Kombat,” my mom was a college professor and one of her students actually let me play. I was a complete button masher but I was Raiden and I beat him as Raiden and it was like the first time I had beat an adult at anything.”
Rousey posted this message via social media announcing her involvement in the upcoming fighting game:
“Mortal Kombat 11” releases on April 23 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The story picks up after the events of “Mortal Kombat X” and introduces a time-traveling plotline where older characters will be seen meeting their younger selves.