Trailer: Keith David provides the voice of Spawn for Mortal Kombat 11

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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Twenty years after providing the voice of Todd McFarlane's comic book character Spawn in an HBO animated series, iconic character actor Keith David has had the chance to be Spawn's voice again.

As of March 17th, Spawn will be one of the playable fighters in the video game Mortal Kombat 11, and when Spawn speaks in the game, it's David doing the speaking for him. 

Spawn was formerly Al Simmons, the U.S. government's greatest soldier and most effective assassin, before being mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness, Simmons was reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell – a Hellspawn. Now, he is thrust into the world of Mortal Kombat 11, where he will fight for supremacy against all Kombatants. 

Spawn is voiced by actor Keith David, the original voice actor from “Todd McFarlane’s Spawn,” the Emmy award-winning HBO animated series. The new guest character will join the Mortal Kombat 11 roster on March 17 as part of the early access period for Kombat Pack owners, followed by wide availability on March 24. 

Kombat Pack owners will also have access to the new Spawn-inspired character skin, “Hellspawn” Jacqui Briggs, on March 17, alongside the Matinee Skin Pack featuring “Osh Tekk Vandal” Kotal Kahn, “Swashbuckler” Erron Black and “Space Marine” Jacqui Briggs.

A Spawn gameplay trailer has been released online to show what it will be like to take on the other Mortal Kombat fighters as the character. In the trailer embedded below, Spawn beats the hell out of Scorpion and others with his chain, guns, and supernatural abilities. It shows what it looks like when Spawn pulls off a Fatality, and it also gives a sample of David's vocal performance.

I don't currently own Mortal Kombat 11, but I think it's very cool that the people behind the game chose to reunite Keith David with Spawn.

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