The game that was named Fighting Game of the Year at last year’s D.I.C.E. Awards is about to get an expansion, and it goes by the name of Aftermath.
Through a press release, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, which it plans to release at the end of this month. Referred to in text as an expansion, Aftermath will “expand the critically acclaimed story campaign with an all-new, cinematic narrative centred around trust and deceit.”
The epic saga continues in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, as Fire God Liu Kang, the new keeper of time and protector of Earthrealm, must now enlist the help of unlikely allies and familiar foes to forge a new history as the fate of two worlds hang in the balance. Adding to the growing roster of playable fighters, the new expansion features the triumphant return of Fujin, the God of Wind who serves as Earthrealm’s protector alongside his brother Raiden, and Sheeva, the four-armed, half-human and half-dragon queen of the ancient Shokan race. RoboCop, the iconic, highly advanced cybernetic police officer will make his first appearance in the franchise, continuing the pedigree of popular Mortal Kombat guest fighters. RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath 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. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will also include three new character skin packs to be released over time.
All Mortal Kombat 11 owners will also be given access to new stages, including the return of the Klassic Dead Pool and Soul Chamber arenas. Those, along with stage fatalities and friendships; the popular feature from the 90s that allowed players to take their adversaries down with a hint of kindness. These features will be made available as part of a free update.
“Our fans have really enjoyed the story campaign in Mortal Kombat, and we’re happy to continue the narrative and add new characters to the roster with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “In addition, Friendships and Stage Fatalities are being added as part of the free content update for all Mortal Kombat 11 players. Both are fan-favorite features that we’re excited to finally bring back to the franchise.”
Those who are new to the world of Mortal Kombat 11 will be able to purchase the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection for $59.99, and can preorder it now. Doing so will give them all of the base game’s content, along with this new expansion. Meanwhile, people who’ve already bought the main game will be able to add Aftermath for $39.99. Both will be made available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia and Switch, starting on May 26th.
All preorders will 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.