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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath Buying Guide: Price, Aftermath Kollection, And More
Mortal Kombat 11's new Aftermath expansion adds new characters, new story material, and more--and it's out now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Stadia.
Mortal Kombat 11 released just over a year ago; now, NetherRealm Studios' fighting game is back with its first expansion, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, which released this week on May 26 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia, with a physical version releasing this June in the Americas only. The Aftermath expansion adds new playable characters to the roster along with new character skin packs, but it also continues the story campaign with brand-new content--a first for the franchise.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's new epilogue storyline picks up right after the conclusion of the main game. Liu Kang has defeated Kronika, and he and Raiden are preparing to use Kronika's Hourglass to create a better timeline for all the realms. However, that's right when recurring antagonist Shang Tsung and his unlikely allies, Nightwolf and Fujin, show up to reveal a larger threat is at play.
New playable characters are joining the roster in Aftermath, such as Fujin, the God of Wind who serves as Earthrealm's protector alongside Raiden, and Sheeva, the four-armed, half-dragon queen of the Shokan race. Mortal Kombat: Aftermath also adds a new guest character: cyborg police officer RoboCop from the 1987 action/satire film. While NetherRealm hasn't shared much info on how he'll fight, the original actor from the film, Peter Weller, will reprise his role for Aftermath.
A free content update for all Mortal Kombat 11 owners is also available now, introducing brand-new stages and reviving classic arenas like MK2's Dead Pool and MK3's Soul Chamber. The free update also adds Stage Fatalities (finishing moves that use the environment to take down foes) and Friendships, which offer a goofier ending to brutal battles.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is out now, but if you're still looking to buy the game or its new expansion, you have a couple of purchase options to consider, including the new Aftermath Kollection. Read on for everything you need to know about buying Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath.
Those who already own Mortal Kombat 11 and the original Kombat Pack can upgrade to the Aftermath expansion for $40. Here's a full list of what the new expansion includes:
- Story expansion - Fire God Liu Kang enlists the help of unlikely allies and familiar foes to forge a new history as the fates of two worlds hang in the balance.
- Three new playable characters - available on May 26
- Three new character skin packs - released over time
- Exclusive "Thanks a Million" Johnny Cage character skin - available on May 26
Here's where you can buy the Aftermath expansion on its own:
- See at GameStop -- $40
- See at PlayStation Store -- $40
- See at Xbox Store -- $40
- See at Nintendo Eshop -- $40
- See at Steam -- $40
If you already own the base game but don't have any DLC content for Mortal Kombat 11 yet, you can buy the new expansion and get the Kombat Pack DLC for a discount. With the expansion selling for $40 and the Kombat Pack priced at $20, you're saving $10 by purchasing this bundle rather than buying individually.
The Kombat Pack includes:
- Six new playable characters - Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, Sindel, Terminator T-800, The Joker, and Spawn
- Skin and gear sets for each add-on character
- Six themed skin packs including the Klassic Arcade Ninjas, Klassic Arcade Fighters, and more
Here's where you can get the Aftermath expansion and Kombat Pack bundle:
- See at PlayStation Store -- $50
- See at Xbox Store -- $50
- See at Nintendo Eshop -- $50
- See at Steam -- $50
For those who are new to Mortal Kombat 11 and want to experience the full game and its expansion for the first time, the Aftermath Kollection bundles the base game, Kombat Pack, and the Aftermath expansion for $60.
- Mortal Kombat 11 base game
- Kombat Pack (detailed above)
- Aftermath Expansion (detailed above)
- Shao Kahn playable character (normally $6 to buy)
Here's where you can buy the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection. Please note that some retailers are opening pre-orders for physical copies that will release this June, but you can also get it digitally.
- See at Amazon -- $60
- See at Best Buy -- $60
- See at GameStop -- $60
- See at PlayStation Store -- $60
- See at Xbox Store -- $60
- See at Nintendo Eshop -- $60
- See at Steam -- $60
Mortal Kombat 11 free content update
NetherRealm also released a free content update for all Mortal Kombat 11 owners that's now available in conjunction with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Here's what it includes:
- New stages
- Stage Fatalities
After the update, you'll see the game displayed as Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath in your console menu--this will indicate the free content has been added to the game. You'll still need to buy the full Aftermath expansion to access that new content.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath pre-order bonuses
All pre-orders for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath received the Eternal Klash Skin Pack at launch, featuring three character skin variants:
- "Unbound Rage" Scorpion - inspired by Mortal Kombat (2011)
- "Son of Arctika" Sub-Zero - inspired by Mortal Kombat: Deception
- "Kori Power" Frost - a Klassic version of the Lin Kuei warrior'
If you pre-ordered Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath on the PlayStation Store, you also received a free PS4 dynamic theme (shown above) featuring Raiden and Liu Kang. The theme was custom-made by NetherRealm and also features music from the game.
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