Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath DLC Adding More Story Returning Characters and RoboCop

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Adding More Story, Returning Characters, and RoboCop

Richard Walker

Sometimes, I think it'd be nice to reset history and start all over again. At the end of Mortal Kombat 11's story, Raiden and Liu Kang were presented with that very opportunity, as Kronika's reign of time-tinkering terror was brought to an end and the duo contemplated starting time afresh, to “architect a new history”. Picking up exactly where the conclusion of MK11 left off, upcoming expansion Aftermath begins with Shang Tsung (portrayed once again by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Nightwolf, and Fujin sticking their oar in, warning that attempting to restart history without Kronika's crown (destroyed by Fire God Liu Kang) will "doom us all".

That means zipping back in time to nab the crown before Kronika got her mitts on it, so the fellas can get to sorting out history and setting everything straight. Of course, there's no way that's ever going to go smoothly, and naturally, there's resistance from Erron Black, Baraka, and a legion of Tarkatans. "There are so many possible stories and avenues," says Story & Voiceover Director Dominic Cianciolo of continuing MK11's narrative, adding that NetherRealm is looking to "tell the best story we can."

Shang Tsung and Raiden's windy brother Fujin (who will be joining the roster as a new fighter) will have a major role to play in Aftermath, as will four-armed Shokan (half human, half dragon) warrior Sheeva, who will also be added to MK11 as a new character. And it wouldn't be a proper Mortal Kombat character reveal without a guest character, would it? Enter cybernetic law enforcer RoboCop, who'll be joining fellow ‘80s movie robot the Terminator in Mortal Kombat's pantheon of guest kombatants. The star of the 1987 original and its 1990 sequel, Peter Weller, will be reprising his role, lending his voice and likeness to RoboCop.

Fujin, meanwhile, flexes his abilities as the God of Wind, wielding a sword and bow; whereas Sheeva is a grappler, a formidable opponent with an unblockable teleport stomp, like fellow Shokan Goro. As for RoboCop, he's packing an arsenal of weaponry, including his Auto-9 pistol, a flamethrower, riot shield, and his deployable spike. As guest characters go, RoboCop is another very cool addition that will no doubt appeal to anyone who grew up on a diet of violent ‘80s action flicks.

If all of this isn't quite enough, then a free update for all Mortal Kombat 11 players arriving alongside Aftermath will also see the return of some fan-favourite features, including stage fatalities, with the 'Klassic Dead Pool' and 'Soul Chamber' arenas making a welcome comeback. Where Mortal Kombat X brought back 'Babalities', MK11 sees 'Friendships' bringing some much-needed kindness to NetherRealm's otherwise brutal world. Rather than tearing out your heart, then, Kano will use his eye laser to fire up a nice barbecue; Noob Saibot will split himself into three and get his skipping rope out; while Scorpion will reel in a huge, cuddly teddy bear. Aww.

To recap, then. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is a hefty expansion, featuring a continuation of the game's cinematic storyline. It adds three new characters – Fujin, Sheeva, and RoboCop – features three new skin packs to be released periodically (including the pre-order Eternal Klash Skin Pack with looks for Scorpion, Frost, and Sub-Zero). It''ll be coming to Mortal Kombat 11 on 26th May for $39.99/£34.99 (a Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection bundling the game, Aftermath, and Kombat Pack will also be available for $59.99/£49.99, and the MK 11: Aftermath and Kombat Pack Bundle will be available for $49.99/£39.99), with the free update rolling out on the same day. What's not to like?! If nothing else, it'll be nice to see RoboCop again, outside the confines of an advert for Direct Line insurance.

  • I wish they'd stop with these crossover DLC characters. Outside of Spawn, most don't even make sense as MK characters. I'd much rather see other MK characters brought to the game instead.
  • Looks kool! except another shitty gues kharacter of course.... Here is hoping they will add some DLC trophies with this expansion
  • I wish they would do this for Injustice 2. I wanted more characters and story expansion DLC’s
  • $40 when I already paid $100 for the game and season pass??!! Fuck you Nether realms. Next time I’ll wait a year and get everything for a price that doesn’t require lube.
  • @4, the expansion will be added for free to anyone who has the game I believe
  • @5 No the Friendships, and level fatalities are free but the characters, aftermath dlc are part of the $40 and I’m sure they’ll want $ Kombat pack 2 (Ash has to appear at some point).
  • I like everything about this except the price and RoboCop. He's not even relevant. Stage Fatalities and Friendships were sorely missed
  • I think Robo Cop is a great addition to all the mythological characters in MK people are acting like its real most DLC characters are "What IF's anyway" if you all know what that means.
  • I think Robo Cop is a great addition to all the mythological characters in MK people are acting like its real most DLC characters are "What IF's anyway" if you all know what that means.
  • It looks like there jumping on the ea and Bungie Waylon. Lack lustrer dlc and over charging for it
  • I'm surprised nobody pointed out once again we get to have Robocop vs. the Terminator.
  • I want agent Smith
  • Mortal Kombat 11 keeps surprising me. Way better than XL
  • Hope they make an Injustice 3 based on this one
  • Trophies?
  • @1: I totally agree, Robocop, T-800 and Joker should have been replaced with real MK fighters.. Why are they at all in this game, a bit odd i think, i miss Havoc and Tanya, bring them back pls..
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