Netherrealm Studios has dropped the first trailer for Mortal Kombat 11's upcoming Aftermath DLC, and it's a doozy. Along with the first-ever story expansion for a Mortal Kombat game, we're also getting three new characters, one of whom will once again be familiar to fans of '80s action movies.
Aftermath will pick up at the conclusion of Mortal Kombat 11's story (spoilers for which follow, so last warning if you want to turn back). Liu Kang and Raiden are about to use Kronika's Hourglass to restart history when they're interrupted by Fujin, Nightwolf, and Shang Tsung. The three warn Liu Kang that restarting history without Kronika's Crown (not spelled with a K, astonishingly) will erase reality, so he must send them back to find the Crown. You can check out the announcement trailer for Aftermath right here:
The newest '80s action star to grace Mortal Kombat 11 is the titular hero of 1987's sci-fi classic Robocop. If you saw the 2014 remake and hated it, don't worry: the Mortal Kombat 11 version is the original Peter Weller iteration of the character, including with Weller reprising his role. Two other characters make a return from Mortal Kombat 11's past in Aftermath, namely wind god Fujin and Shokan fighter Sheeva. As you might expect, Fujin's moveset is based largely around manipulating wind currents, while Sheeva's is up-close and brutal in keeping with past appearances.
Mortal Kombat 11 Free Update Also On The Way
Also coming to Mortal Kombat 11 is a free update, launching on the same day as Aftermath. The update will see the return of fan-favorite Fatality replacement Friendships, in which fighters make friends and bond rather than murdering each other horribly. This update is also bringing new stages with it, some of which will feature Stage Fatalities. Netherrealm is being cagey as to which stages these are, though, so you'll have to discover that for yourself.
Mortal Kombat 11's Aftermath DLC launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 26th. The free update adding new stages, Stage Fatalities, and Friendships will also launch at the same time. That update is free regardless of whether you buy Aftermath or not.
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