Ever since NetherRealm Studios’ gentle reboot of Mortal Kombat in 2011, the studio has supported its video games lengthy after launch by downloadable content material. While that has usually consisted of recent characters and skins, the Ed Boon-helmed studio has even greater plans for Mortal Kombat 11, which it has been supporting since its April 2019 launch. NetherRealm Studios has introduced Aftermath, an all-new growth that not solely provides further characters, skins, and levels, however a wholly new story marketing campaign set instantly after the occasions of Mortal Kombat 11.
Warning: This preview accommodates main spoilers to the tip of Mortal Kombat 11’s unique story mode.
At the finale of Mortal Kombat 11’s story, Raiden and Liu Kang mixed powers to defeat the Keeper of Time, Kronika. After killing her, Raiden and Liu Kang stood on the daybreak of time, able to rewrite historical past. However, as the 2 Kombatants (and gamers who hearth up the story in Aftermath) quickly discover out, it will not be that straightforward. Just as the 2 start plotting their subsequent strikes, Shang Tsung emerges to clarify that with out Kronika, it’s unimaginable to rewrite historical past. He affords to journey again in time to retrieve the Crown of Kronika to assist restore order. While Raiden and Liu Kang are hesitant to belief the devious sorcerer, they notice they don’t have any selection, so Shang Tsung travels again together with Kombat Pack 1 downloadable character Nightwolf, and new additions Sheeva and Fujin.
In the subsequent scene I noticed from the brand new Aftermath story, Sheeva, Fujin, Nightwolf, and a Shokan warrior are making their method to the Soul Chamber when Erron Black, Baraka, and a horde of tarkatans intercept them. Unfortunately for Shang Tsung, Baraka smells proper by his Shokan transformation and the tarkatan impales him together with his arm blade. This kicks off a skirmish between the perimeters, with Shang Tsung hurling a flaming cranium on the impeding squad, knocking a tarkatan right into a pool of acid, Fujin sweeping the remainder of the aggressors off their ft with a gust of wind, and Erron Black firing a bullet within the course of Nightwolf, who slices it proper out of the air together with his tomahawk. The scene ends instantly thereafter, however I’ve a sense that cinematic thrusts the participant right into a sequence of fights.
On prime of the brand new characters and the Aftermath story, all Mortal Kombat 11 gamers can count on returning levels so as to add to the rotation. During my glimpse at this growth, NetherRealm prominently featured Klassic Dead Pool, the traditional acid-drenched stage that debuted in Mortal Kombat II and has been a sequence mainstay ever since. As you would possibly count on, Dead Pool additionally comes with a stage fatality – on this case, you latch your opponent onto a hook, which slowly lowers them into the pool of acid. Fans may also count on the return of the Soul Chamber enviornment.
Aftermath is on the market digitally May 26, and might be out there for bodily buy someday in June. Those who pre-order will obtain the Eternal Klash Skin Pack, a package deal of skins from earlier video games for Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Frost. On prime of that, Aftermath delivers three new character pores and skin packs, which might be launched over time. Aftermath is on the market as an improve to present Mortal Kombat 11 house owners ($40), however may even be out there in a bundle with Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack 1 ($50), in addition to a group with Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1, and Aftermath ($60).