Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Revealed!
After yesterday’s sneak preview courtesy of series co-creator Ed Boon, we have a full trailer for the newest expansion for Mortal Kombat 11, entitled Aftermath! Taking place directly after the events of Mortal Kombat 11 (so, spoiler alerts, obviously) Fire God Liu Kang must enlist the aid of Shang Tsung to recover Kronika’s crown in order to forge a new history. But, as per usual, Shang Tsung is not to be trusted. Aftermath adds a bunch of new content to the game, which we will cover below, in an easy to read list format.
– 3 New Characters: Fujin, Sheeva, and FREAKIN’ ROBOCOP with Peter Weller’s voice and likeness! Robocop will have his classic Beretta m93R Machine pistol, a riot shield, a shoulder cannon, and a flamethrower!
– 3 New Stages: The Deadpool (returning from MK2), The Soul Chamber (returning from MK3), and an as of yet unnamed stage that is themed very similarly to the previous stage, Kronika’s Hourglass.
– 3 New Skin Packs: To be released over time after release, starting with a pre-order skin pack, the “Eternal Klash” Skin Pack. Which will include Scorpion’s Mortal Kombat 9 costume, Sub Zero’s Mortal Kombat: Deception costume, and Frost’s “Kori Power” costume, based on her original look.
– Friendships are back! Not seen since Mortal Kombat 3, these violence-free finishers are a jokey alternative to Fatalities. As of the time of this writing, we have seen Sub Zero, Scorpion, Noob, and Kano’s Friendships so far.
– Stage Fatalities return!
The new stages, stage fatalities, and Friendships will all be available for free on May 26th to all players, but in order to access Fujin, Sheeva, Robocop, and the story DLC you will have to cough up some koin. If you already own MK11, you can buy the Aftermath upgrade for $39.99. For an extra $10 you can get the Aftermath + Kombat Pack Bundle, which includes Aftermath and Kombat Pack 1 for $49.99. If you are completely new to MK11, then you can get the base game, Aftermath, and Kombat Pack 1 altogether in one komplete package for $59.99 with the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection. Physical versions of the Aftermath Kollection are scheduled to be released in America in June as well.
The series’ first-ever story expansion looks like an absolute blast, with kontent to keep players entertained for a long time. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath releases on May 26th, as does the free update for all players.