There isn’t going to be a second Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat 11 but instead a whole new expansion, including new fighters and a new story.
This will be the first time that Mortal Kombat has ever had a story expansion, rather than just adding extra characters, and it sounds like Aftermath is pretty substantial.
It adds an all-new story campaign to the original game, that revolves around old school bad guy Shang Tsung being sent back in time to recover a magic crown and kickstart the timestream. This results in a litany of betrayals and cameos, as well as a bit of the old ultra-violence.
It’s out very soon too, on 26 May on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia. If you want to get it at the very earliest moment possible, it’ll launch at 4pm BST specifically.
Confirmed new playable characters include the extremely obscure Fujin, who’s the God of Wind (steady) and counterpart to Raiden.
As already teased, the four-armed Sheeva, female counterpart to Goro, is also being added to the game, as is RoboCop – the latest cameo from an 80s action movie.
Just like the inclusion of the Terminator though his voice and sound effects don’t sound quite right, even though it is apparently Peter Weller. At least it isn’t the reboot version though.
Aftermath will also include three new character skin packs, although they won’t be available at launch.
Surprisingly, there’s still no mention of Ash from Evil Dead, despite him having been teased in a previous video and even accidentally featured in the game’s legal small print. Presumably there’s been some sort of problem with the rights, but then there’s always Mortal Kombat 12…
Aftermath will be available separately for £34.99 or £39.99 with the existing Kombat Pack. Alternatively, if you don’t have the parent game, you can get everything together for £49.99.
If that all seems a bit pricey though there are some free updates being released at the same time, which will add the Klassic Dead Pool and Soul Chamber arenas.
The update will also add Friendships back to the game, for the first time since the 90s, which allow you to make friends with opponents instead of performing a fatality.
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