It appears we're not quite done with Mortal Kombat 11 just yet. A year after the latest entry in the Mortal Kombat franchise, NetherRealm Studios is teasing more to come about the fighting game tomorrow with a new teaser released today.
The new teaser shows Raiden and Liu Kang discussing forging a new history for the universe. But as Liu Kang begins to spin up the timepiece of history, a fiery portal appears, with a voice demanding that Liu Kang stop before he "dooms us all." Raiden, in surprise, shouts, "Shang Tsung?"
More is set to be revealed tomorrow, May 6, but the closing text on the trailer refers to downloadable content. It seems likely this is additional Mortal Kombat 11 content, whether story DLC or a new Kombat Pack, rather than a new MK. There is some theorizing to do, but it is spoiler-heavy, so if you're looking to stay free of spoilers on Mortal Kombat 11's fantastic single-player story campaign, be wary that I'm discussing them below the trailer.
At the conclusion of Mortal Kombat 11, Liu Kang has inherited godlike powers and stolen control over the flow of time from the game's antagonist Kronika. Depending on your fight outcomes, one of a few characters can appear at the end-the trailer shows one of the possibilities, Raiden, while Kitana is also a possible end-of-the-world buddy for Liu Kang. Whoever remains, they proceed to rewrite history, potentially opening up new versions of the Mortal Kombat "kanon," similar to the way MK9 rebooted the franchise.
It looks like we might get our first glimpse of what's to come tomorrow. While NetherRealm Studios has been releasing a steady flow of DLC fighters and features like Krossplay, some new DLC with actual story content would be an interesting development for the franchise.
With Shang Tsung returning, I'm really just hoping that means more Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who voiced Shang Tsung's DLC appearance in MK11 and also played the shapeshifting antagonist in the live-action Mortal Kombat. (Fun fact: He also plays Heihachi in the live-action version of Tekken.) We'll know how NetherRealm plans to test our might tomorrow.