Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Features Robocop, And Dead Or Alive, You're Coming With Him

NetherRealm Studios' next major update for MK11 releases on May 26.

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NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 11 recently celebrated its first anniversary, and the developers even teased that more content was on the way for the evolving fighting game. Now, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath has been revealed, and it's the first expansion of its kind for the franchise. In addition to adding three new fighters--including the next guest character RoboCop--it also includes new stages, stage fatalities and friendships, and, unexpectedly, more story content.

Releasing on May 26 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Stadia, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will mark the beginning of year two content for NetherRealm's fighting game. (You can check out a new Aftermath gameplay trailer here.) For the first time in the series, Mortal Kombat will see an expansion to the game's existing main story, which will bring recurring antagonist Shang Tsung to the forefront. Set immediately after MK11's conclusion, which saw Liu Kang ascend to Godhood and defeat Kronika, he and Raiden seek to create a new and better timeline for all realms. However, Shang Tsung and his allies Nightwolf and Fujin intervene, revealing a greater threat is at play.

The new epilogue storyline for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will introduce much of the new content coming to MK11, which includes revisits to classic stages like MK2's Dead Pool and MK3's Soul Chamber. In addition, Aftermath will bring back stage fatalities and friendships, which will end grotesque matches on a much lighter note. Friendships have been absent from the series since 1997's Mortal Kombat Trilogy, so this is the first time in over 20 years that the alternate finishing move has been in a Mortal Kombat game. While these new additions will arrive with Aftermath, the new stages and friendships will be available for all players later as a free update.

Aftermath will also bring back classic fighters like the wind god Fujin and the Shokan warrior Sheeva, who've been absent from the roster for quite sometime. While both characters have made brief appearances in the last two games, they're playable once again in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Each will have a significant role in the new story missions, which will reveal where their allegiances truly lie, and who they'll come into conflict with.

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Continuing with the tradition of introducing guest characters--with previous MK11 guests being Spawn, The Joker, and The Terminator--Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will see the arrival of the first guest character for year two: Detroit's own cyborg police officer, RoboCop. Originally from the hyper-violent 1987 action-film directed by Paul Verhoeven, RoboCop is a well-armed and immensely powerful action-hero, which makes him an excellent fit for MK. Though details are scarce on how he'll fight, the original film's actor Peter Weller will reprise the role for his appearance in MK11, for complete authenticity.

For newcomers looking to jump into Mortal Kombat 11's new content, an Aftermath Kollection will be available for purchase. This will include all existing DLC characters and skins for $60. Current owners of Mortal Kombat 11 and the original Kombat Pack, can upgrade to the Aftermath expansion for $40, while owners of the base game can purchase the Aftermath + Kombat Pack bundle for $50. See our Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath pre-order guide for more details on the expansion's pre-order bonuses and purchase options.

In our review of Mortal Kombat 11, senior editor Edmond Tran stated: "MK11 isn't just a sequel for series fans and NetherRealm devotees, it's a gateway into the realm of fighting games for anyone who has a passing interest in watching ruthless warriors beat each other silly. Streamlined mechanics keep the act of fighting furiously exciting no matter what your skill level, and comprehensive tutorials encourage you to dig into the nitty-gritty. There's a diverse roster of interesting characters and playstyles, and the story mode is an entertaining romp. The randomization of Krypt rewards and the odd issue with the game's always-online nature can occasionally chip away at your patience, but Mortal Kombat 11 absolutely hits where it matters."

For more on Mortal Kombat 11 and the Aftermath Expansion, be sure to check back with us at GameSpot.

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predicting and hoping they will use robocop's hand spike for a fatality , i still haven't bought the game yet because i would like the complete game and not just a batch of stuff every few months. i want Clarence " can you fly bobby" Bodecker too because he's only one of the greatest bad guys ever

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Stay out of trouble.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Um.... ya. Let me know when this money siphoning garbage is actually finished, and I may take a look at it when it's on sale in a few years. $40 for this "expansion", is nothing short of a f**king joke. F**k NR, and WB.

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I was wondering if they would add RoboCop.

Finally, RoboCop vs Terminator lives once again!

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$40 for the expansion, $60 for the complete bundle and a big middle finger to everyone else who already own the game or the game plus the combat pack. They should be offering this at $20 or less to those that already bought the game or the deluxe version of it.

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@redviperofdorne: the price tag is completely ridiculous, considering what we got for $60 when the game came out and what we're getting here, unless there's something they're not showing...like 10 more characters.

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@Ish_basic: I agree and it's an insult to fans who already paid top dollar for the game in the first place. It seems like they're following what Destiny does with their DLC and constant bundle releases.

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$40-$50 that is like the price is a video game?

$60 you get MK 11 plus Kombat Pack and Aftermath.

Early adopters get burned...

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Will still wait till they sell the "Komplete Edition" at $9.99

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You had me at Original Robocop... shut up and take all my money. First 'R' rated film I ever saw in theaters. Thanks Grandad :)

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@hollywood1: LOL! Imagine actively patrolling these comment sections when your like in your 40's.....

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Why was it so obvious they were going to put Robocop in even though there were no leaks or rumors?

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You are under arrest.

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@aross2004 said:

You are under arrest.

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Fujin will be popular but I wonder if they will give Robocop a Stryker skin for everyone who has been asking for Stryker ๐Ÿ˜

I am most pleased they are adding stage fatalities back. I hope they will add the pit ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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is it free or no

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@jerbear36ky: Ideally, you'll be able to buy that for a dollar.

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@jerbear36ky: no only the stages and friendships will be free at a later date. I bought the game and Kombat Pack. Which added up to about $90. Now they want you to pay an extra $40 for new content. These guys are starting to become Capcom trying to squeeze ever penny out of you for fighting games. Street Fighter 5 did this same bs. Iโ€™ll just wait until it goes down in price around August.

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The Shredder Sub-Zero is back and its something I ask for since MK11 release.

Keno: Would ya settle for me Sausage?

Me: Hmmm okay XD

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