Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath Continues the Story and Adds Robocop

Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath Continues the Story and Adds Robocop

Shang Tsung takes the lead in the new story.

The post-launch content for fighting games usually consists of new combatants for players to pick from, but with a new DLC expansion announced today, NetherRealm Studios is looking to continue the story of Mortal Kombat 11. Aftermath is a $39.99 expansion that follows a new cinematic story and adds several new fighters, including some MK classics and Robocop.

Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath picks up where the story of the base game left off. (Story spoilers to follow for the ending of Mortal Kombat 11.) With Kronika dead at the hands of Liu Kang, he and Raiden are free to re-shape history as they see fit; the only trick is, they don't have Kronika's crown, which allows them to safely restart history.

Enter Shang Tsung, once again voiced by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who offers to lead the Mortal Kombat crew on a time-heist to steal Kronika's crown before her death in the past. The new story mode will play out in cinematic form similar to other Mortal Kombat campaigns, and looks to feature even more time-warping hijinks.

Aftermath includes some new fighters too, however. Returning to the fight are two older Mortal Kombat characters: Fujin, the wind god, and Sheeva, after an appearance in the main campaign. Several previous DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 11, like Night Wolf and Sindel, also look to make an appearance in the new story.

Robocop is also coming to Mortal Kombat 11, bearing the voice and likeness of Peter Weller and toting his Auto 9 pistol, riot shield, and plenty of other tools for robotic justice. Finally, Mortal Kombat will give us the answer to who would win: The Terminator or Robocop?

A few new character skin packs will also come with the expansion on May 26 and rolling out after, but even for those not buying Aftermath, there are some free updates coming to Mortal Kombat 11. This includes some old stages like the Dead Pool and Soul Chamber, the return of Stage Fatalities, and yes, Friendships are back.

Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath arrives May 26 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.

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Eric Van Allen

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