NeatherRealm Studios have announced that an expansion is on the way and it’s not like any of the expansions we’ve seen before.
Mortal Kombat 11 is now over a year old and it’s still going strong adding new content for players to enjoy. NeatherRealm Studios have announced that an expansion is on the way and it’s not like any of the expansions we’ve seen before.
As well as adding three new fighters (including the newest guest character Robocop!) we will also be getting new stages, stage fatalities, more story content and on top of all this we will be seeing the return of friendships
The update will be released May 26 and is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Stadia. This is the first round of Mortal Kombat 11’s year two content. This also marks the first time a Mortal Kombat expansion will add to the game’s main story.
The story will pick up right after the conclusion of Mortal Kombat 11’s main story, featuring Shang Tsung as the primary antagonist. After *SPOILER* Liu Kang ascends to godhood and defeats Knonika, he and Raiden embark on a mission to shape a better timeline for all of the realms.
This provokes an unwanted response from Shang Tsung and his allies, making it clear that the fight is not over yet.
A Blast From The Past
This new addition to the story will introduce players to a lot of the new content that is coming to MK11 in the update. Taking us back to stages such as MK2’s Dead Pool and MK3’s Soul Chamber and giving us the stage fatalities and friendships that came along with them.
Friendships have been absent from the Mortal Kombat series since 1996’s Mortal Kombat trilogy. They were introduced as a way to end matches on a less gruesome, more light-hearted note.
Giving us a funny alternative to the usually jaw-droppingly violent finishers and perhaps humiliating our opponents even more in the process.
All of these new additions will be made available in the Aftermath DLC but the new stages and the friendships will be available for all players as a free update further down the line.
Alongside these other features, we will also be seeing three new additions to the roster. This will include two classic fighters in the form of wind god Fujin and the Shokan warrior Sheeva. Both of which have been absent as playable characters in recent Mortal Kombat games.
They have both appeared in small unplayable roles in the last two games but now they will once again be available as playable characters in Mortal Kombat: 11 Aftermath. Not only this, but the role they play in the new story missions will be pretty big.
Following the already established pattern for Mortal Kombat DLC, in addition to these returning characters, we will also see the inclusion of a guest character. Previously, we have seen characters such as The Joker, Spawn and The Terminator included in Mortal Kombat 11 expansions. Now, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will bring us Detroit native cyborg police officer, Robocop
Robocop was first seen in the incredibly violent 1987 action-film Robocop. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, this movie saw the movies main protagonist, Alex Murphy, gunned down and killed whilst trying to stop an armed robbery.
He’s then transformed into a cyborg programmed will the sole directive ‘to protect and serve’ as Robocop. The franchise was rebooted in 2014 (with less success than the original) but Peter Weller, the actor who originally played the character will be reprising his role in MK11.