From today onward, a time-bending adventure awaits in Aftermath, the DLC expansion to Mortal Kombat 11’s acclaimed story campaign set to launch next week, May 26. And if you weren’t in the mood already, NetherRealm Studios has a launch trailer to get the blood pumping.
As you can see, Aftermath’s story picks up directly where Mortal Kombat 11 left off as Fire God Liu Kang, the new keeper of time and protector of Earthrealm, is ready to activate Kronika’s Hourglass and restart history.
But, now that Kronika’s Crown has been destroyed, he is forced to team up with the most unlikely of allies in the villainous Shang Tsung. The soul-stealing sorcerer, along with Fujin and Nightwolf, must now travel back in time to recover the Crown as the fate of two worlds hang in the balance.
As noted in previous reports, alongside Aftermath comes the addition of new characters and stage to Mortal Kombat 11. That includes RoboCop, the iconic cybernetic police officer of 1980s Hollywood fame, who makes his franchise debut and features the voice and likeness of actor Peter Weller, who portrayed the popular character in both the original “RoboCop” (1987) film and “RoboCop 2” (1990) sequel.
Further, an update to the base game will see all Mortal Kombat 11 owners have access to new Stages, including the new Dead Pool, Soul Chamber, RetroKade, and Kronika’s Keep arenas. These bring with them their own unique Stage Fatalities, as well as Friendships, a returning feature from Mortal Kombat games of old that sees players to take down their adversaries with a hint of kindness.
For new players, the entire Mortal Kombat 11 experience including Aftermath can be purchased with the Aftermath Kollection, featuring all three characters, story content and game modes for $59.99. Currently only available as a digital package, a physical release is set to launch later this summer.
All preorders of that version receive the Eternal Klash Skin Pack at launch, featuring three new character skin variants – “Unbound Rage” Scorpion inspired by Mortal Kombat (2011), “Son of Arctika” Sub-Zero inspired by Mortal Kombat: Deception and “Kori Power” Frost, a Klassic version of the Lin Kuei warrior.