The story of Mortal Kombat does not end with Liu Kang reshaping history. Netherrealm Studios announced a new addition to MK11: Aftermath. This new expansion announcement came from the Mortal Kombat Twitter page on Wednesday. Rather than simply adding new fighters and arenas into the mix, this new expansion builds upon the original story of the game and summons Shang Tsung, a powerful sorcerer and household name within the Mortal Kombat series, to spearhead the story line.
Shang Tsung is the lead of this new plot, but this is not his debut to the game. He made his entrance in the first Kombat Pack in March of 2019. This time, however, he’s brought some new friends and classic Mortal Kombatants. The first fighter returning to the stage is Fujin.
— Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (@MortalKombat) May 6, 2020
Fujin is one of the four elemental gods of Earthrealm. Fujin commands the wind and seamlessly glides across the stage, slicing his opponent at the same time. His history in the Mortal Kombat universe began in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, yet he has not received much character development since. This is the perfect time for more exploration of this incredibly interesting character.
The second fighter is Sheeva, a mighty Shokan warrior. She was once the defender of Queen Sindel, which is referenced in the trailer. Her fighting style includes crushing her opponent with her four massive arms in grapple attacks, utilizing fire balls to zone her opponent and stomping the ground to knock her enemy into the air. We can already imagine the fatalities she has in store for us.
The last fighter which, of course, is not at all related to anything in the Mortal Kombat universe, is Robocop. After a deadly shooting in Detroit, former cop Alex Murphy undergoes a transformation into the cyborg crime fighting unit Robocop. For now, no gameplay footage has been shown of Robocop, but we already know it is going to be epic. This is the latest of the action movie fighters in Mortal Kombat 11, which features The Terminator, Spawn and the Joker.
With EVO 2020‘s rejection of MK 11, it may be possible for this new expansion to put the spotlight on MK11 once again, both within the FGC (Fighting Game Community) and among gamers in general. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is set to be released on May 26th on all digital platforms.