Mortal Kombat is the go-to fighting game for a throwback, late 80s/ early 90s no holds bar violence, and the most recent entry into the series has proved to be no exception to the long-running franchise’s reputation in bloodshed.
So, fans of Mortal Kombat 11 will be very pleased to learn that on the 26th of May there will be a brand new DLC available to download for the game that won’t only add an additional storyline post story mode, but also three new characters for players to enjoy in the game as a whole.
What To Expect From Mortal Kombat 11’s New Story DLC
The story DLC for Mortal Kombat 11 will take place right after the main story finishes – right after when Lui Kang has defeated the main villain Kronika and is about to set out to design and implement a new history for the Mortal Kombat world by traveling in time.
However, right at the last second Nightwolf, Shang Tsung and Fujin all turn up to tell Lui Kang that the actions he will take traveling in time would, in fact, doom the whole world – this is because when Lui Kang defeated Kronika, he destroyed her crown, which means that he cannot actually travel in time. Pretty obvious when you think about it.
But, it looks like the DLC will be focussing on this time travel within the Mortal Kombat universe, with this unlikely alliance of hero and villain characters traveling back in time to steal the crown from Kronika before she could use it so that they can use the time controlling hourglass before Kronika can.
In fact, that’s where Nightwolf, Shang Tsung, and Fujin where during the main story – trapped by Kronika watching the events of the story unfold – and that’s how they learned the power of the crown. It’s ridiculous, high-fantasy that makes you think of an 80s low budget action, and that’s exactly what every fan of the Mortal Kombat wants from their game – over the top, ridiculous action.
Neatherealm themselves have said that there is a lot going on in the story and that it’s the largest role in a story for the main DLC characters in Mortal Kombat story ever – which is nice to see that Neatherealm is changing things up.
What New Characters Are Part Of The Mortal Kombat DLC
The first new character joining the Mortal Kombat lineup is Fujin, the brother of Mortal Kombat favorite Raiden. Fujin uses the wind in combat to assist him as well as attack his enemies – and he also uses his sword and crossbow with the wind too, making him a balanced fighter both close up and at a distance.
Then there is Sheeva, a four-armed fighter like Goro, who has been described as the half-human half-dragon queen of the Shokan – if this sounds familiar its because she first debuted in Mortal Kombat 3. Neatherealm has already revealed that she will be best used as a close-up fighter, with a number of ground and air-based grapple attacks that can be used in conjunction with her unblockable stomp attack to devastating effect – sounds like this could be a favorite character for those who like to keep a lot of pressure upon their opponent.
The final character to be added into the game is probably the one that will get the most attention and excitement from the Mortal Kombat fanbase – Robocop. That’s right, the Robocop from the classic 1987 movie.
Robocop looks to be more of a ranged character, armed with his Auto 9 pistol, a flamethrower, a shoulder cannon that can be loaded with different types of ammo and a riot shield to block incoming attacks.
The DLC will also include three separate skin packs for players to enjoy and will be launched alongside a general update for Mortal Kombat 11 that will see fan-favorite stages Klassic Dead Pool and Soul Chamber added into the roster, as well as the return of stage fatalities where the environment itself is part of the gruesome end kill – and friendships.
Friendships are new to the Mortal Kombat universe and are a stark contrast to what is usually done at the end of a Mortal Kombat match. A friendship will see a character perform a friendly action for the other- one example given is that Kano, the Australian mercenary crime boss will host a cookout, using his laser eye to cook some bratwurst on a grill as a rainbow balloon banner unfurls reading friendship in the background.
It’s a fun addition to this tentpole game in the fighting genre, and one that reflects the attitude that Neatherealm has held for a long time in that they don’t take themselves too seriously, and that they know how to make a game fun.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will be available in two separate ways: You can purchase the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Collection for $49.99, which includes all story content characters and DLC for Mortal Kombat 11, or you can upgrade to Aftermath for $34.99, which will give you access to all of the DLC.
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