Mortal Kombat: Aftermath will forge (another) new future


Heads up, a little spoilery...

NetherRealm Studios, currently on a promotional drive for upcoming DLC Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, has released a new launch trailer, which includes a selection of scenes taken from the new story expansion, available on all platforms May 26.

Informing the viewer that "No-one can be trusted," and backed by more completely ill-fitting hop-hop, the cinematic video gives us a look at Aftermath's five-chapter story mode, in which treacherous shape-shifter Shang Tsung forms an uneasy alliance with Earthrealm heroes in order to prevent the time-spinning machinations of antagonist Kronika.

A party comprised of Mr. Tsung, Kitana, Sindel, Sheeva, Fujin and others certainly sounds like a friendship on thin ice, and no doubt there's trouble a-brewin' and ulterior motives at play. Frankly, I think the trailer reveals a little too much, and should probably be avoided entirely by those who wish to go into the new chapters "dark."

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is a paid DLC expansion that includes the aforementioned story mode along with three new characters (Sheeva, Fujin, and RoboCop) and a selection of klassic skins. It is available to pre-order now for a somewhat lofty $40. A free update, arriving on all platforms the same day, will add four new stages, stage fatalities, and Friendships.

In a Kombat Kast live stream held yesterday evening, NRS also revealed that every kombatant will have an armour-breaking effect applied to one of their standard moves. Hopes are that this will change the MK 11 meta, allowing well-read players to bust through Breakaway and Fatal Blow protection. Whether this interesting new mechanic steps up overall gameplay remains to be seen.

Mortal Kombat 11 is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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