Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Brings New Story, RoboCop, and Friendships

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Brings New Story, RoboCop, and Friendships

NetherRealm Studios details franchise-first story expansion, available May 26.

Greetings, fellow fighters. Since the introduction of Story mode to Mortal Kombat, fans have made one thing clear – they’re always eager for more. They’re passionate about every character and want each to have their turn in the spotlight. That’s why we at NetherRealm are so excited about Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. It will fulfill one of our fans’ biggest requests – a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story that features our great roster of characters.

The new chapters in time-twisting narrative of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath allowed us to give Nightwolf, Fujin, and Sheeva their most sizable roles in any Mortal Kombat game to date. We get to learn more about what drives them, from Fujin’s devotion to Earthrealm’s mortals to Sheeva’s undying loyalty to her empress, Sindel. The story also allows us to see these incredible fighters in action. Our cinematics team has dreamed up a whole host of pulse-pounding action sequences which utilize each character’s signature abilities.

As a studio, we’re also thrilled that the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath expansion permitted fan-favorite Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa to make his triumphant return as Shang Tsung. He’s perfect as the devious sorcerer. His inclusion let us cross one huge item off of the studio’s collective bucket list.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath picks up right where Mortal Kombat 11 ends. Liu Kang has finished Kronika. He and Raiden are at the dawn of time, where they prepare to use Kronika’s Hourglass to restart history. But those preparations are halted when some unexpected guests arrive – Fujin, Nightwolf, and Shang Tsung.

Shang Tsung explains that they were Kronika’s prisoners, released only upon her death, and they’ve come to stop Liu Kang from making a deadly mistake. During Liu Kang’s final battle with Kronika, he destroyed her Crown. If he tries to restart history without it, both the Hourglass and reality will be destroyed. All realms will be lost.

Liu Kang’s only solution? To send Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Fujin back into the past to retrieve the Crown before Kronika can even possess it. It’s a plan that’s so crazy it just might work, if Liu Kang can keep Shang Tsung from double-crossing him…

One other benefit of a new story? Our environment team got to build a bevy of new stages. They outdid themselves with fresh takes on the Klassic Dead Pool and Soul Chamber arenas, as well as a new stage that showcases the exterior of Kronika’s Keep. And then there’s our fourth new stage – the RetroKade. The Retrokade is a love letter to the fans who’ve been with us since the earliest days of Mortal Kombat. It gleefully mashes up old school game stages with our more modern presentation. It’s like someone opened up a portal to NostalgiaRealm!

NetherRealm being NetherRealm, our trip to Mortal Kombat’s past doesn’t end there. Somehow, our artists also found time to revive Stage Fatalities. They’re not in every stage, so which arenas have Fatalities remains a secret, for now. We hope you have fun discovering them.

Along with the addition of Stage Fatalities, our artists had another passion project they wanted to complete – the return of Friendships. They went all in to create some of the funniest, friendliest content ever seen in Mortal Kombat. I’ve seen them all, and every one of them has left me smiling!

But of all of the great new content in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, I think what may be giving me the biggest smile is the addition of the iconic RoboCop to the game’s character roster. RoboCop has been a big influence on the creative endeavors of many here at NetherRealm. I don’t think any of us thought we would get a chance to expand his lore or work with the great Peter Weller to bring his RoboCop back to fans. Once we had that chance, we were determined to make the most of it.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will be available digitally first on May 26. And if you buy now on PS4, you’ll get a free Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath dynamic theme featuring Raiden and Liu Kang that was actually custom made by the NetherRealm team and features music from the game. As a studio, we can’t wait for players to get their hands on this massive expansion, and we’re incredibly proud of the finished content. Hopefully, if we’ve done our job right, we’ll have left our fans still wanting more.

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  • How much will the dlc cost?

    • According to Game Informer: “Aftermath is available as an upgrade to current Mortal Kombat 11 owners ($40), but will also be available in a bundle with Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack 1 ($50), as well as a collection with Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1, and Aftermath ($60).”

  • Will people who have purchased Premium Edition have to buy this seperately ?

  • Got a standard edition and added Kombat Pack – Hope they don’t make me pay for this….

  • When will it be available for preorder?

  • Pre-order availability date please? Thanks.

    • I purchased the aftermath bundle but can’t download for some reason and its 1:49 am can anyone help

  • Its on PS Store now under New Add-Ons. But when I try to purchase it keeps giving error code.

  • It’s available on the store but kinda wish the one said upgrade instead of nothing but MK11:Aftermath and I live in Canada so 40 is 55…

  • so.. they made avengers end game story a expac for MK11… not even remotely impressed.

  • I see the bundle on the store with MK 11, Kombat pack 1, and the expansion for 60$
    I bought this game alone for 60$ plus the Kombat pack which is 80$ total now I have to turn around and pay another 40$ While some newbie gets everything for just 60 bucks 😕.

    • ican_doallthings

      My thoughts exactly. This pricing makes no sense whatsoever and might be a dealbreaker for me. People who have BEEN supporting the game are gonna end up having to spend the most in order to get this DLC. I don’t know if I should call this greedy or just idiotic…

    • Breaking news. buying games / content a long time after their initial release is cheaper. Who knew?

  • If we had purchased the ultimate edition the first go round, will the DLC and the preorder add-ons be included or will we have to pay another $40 on top of the $100+ we already spent a year ago? Most ultimate editions include all add ons and dlcs. Hope clarification can be given before the digital release this month.

    • I completely agree, that’s kinda ridiculous

    • Prices are iffy, but the game is a year old. It’s an expansion pack, not a Kombat Pack. There’s a new campaign, new stages, new everything.

      Like many franchises are doing, they’re turning this game into a Platform to add on to over time instead of creating new $60.00 games over and over again. Give it a few months and it won’t be $40 any more, maybe $20 by holiday season.

  • Sounds really cool. It’s great to breath new life into the game I’ve been playing for a year now. I bought the premium edition plus the Kombat pack and picked it up the night it was released. I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of this game. I don’t mind paying more for new content if it sounds fair. Anxious to use all the new stuff. It’s going to be a blast. 👊😎

  • Okay, so if we already paid the 100$ for the premium edition with everything that we have gotten as in dlc ect. Would we then have to play an extra what 40$ to then get more content added characters and stages another ect. I hope i dont sound like a Karen im just concerned because i cant find anything to solve my question on this

  • Going to get this as that day is my birthday!! Getting excited to play this again!!!

  • ill be picking up the 50 buck bundle. I wonder if they will fix sindel.

  • You’re overcharging for it. Nice job as usual Warner.

  • southernjagman06

    I’m having problems with preordering the game

  • GunnerRoosevelt

    I bought the expansion to find out it doesn’t come out until May 26th. It didn’t say anything about being a presale and it was listed under new titles not under preorders. This definitely feels like a cheap shot and is very misleading.

  • Its still not letting me buy it.
    Hopefully this gets fixed.


  • Lord-Immortallix

    Will the women look like women again, and not butchy dudes?

    • By “look like women” do you mean dressed like harlets?

    • @ enigmaticzeep – Think he meant not “nerfed” by nonsense feminist thought or fear of them.Funny how some protect the industry bowing down to feminism.

  • Hi so I am a little confused, if you already have Mortal Kombat 11, the aftermath will be an update? But if you want the skins and what not then you have to buy the whole game all over again?

  • I’m not able to purchase the expansion for a random reason. Every time I go to purchase the expansion I keep on getting the error code WC-40360-3. Anyone know how to solve this? I’ve restored license, made sure my account is activated, made sure there are no items in my basket and even rebuilt database but still unable to make the purchase. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • Same Here. ? Is it really ready to be purchased in the Playstation store? The Preorder bonus is what absolutely enthralls me to buy The Aftermath. Having the Classic Costumes and an awsome Theme, totally worth every penny. The Best part is having Robocop, Stage Fatilities and Friendships. I havent seen Friendships since the Mk3, UMK3, and Mk trilogy. I just want to Preorder the Expansion before it is too late. In any case knowing all the Extra Kontent will be available soon, is Exceptionally Exciting!
      There is no Knowledge, that is not Power!

  • yo Sony let me purchase the preorder. Don’t want my money?

  • Can’t buy. Not eligible and getti an error code about redeeming a voucher. Spent an hour in chat with Sony support and have gotten NOWHERE


  • PlayStation you have to fix this problem people can’t preorder the dlc keeps telling people that there not eligible or get an error code please update it soon

  • Any chance u guys will fix the issue of not being able to buy the dlc before the pre order ends

  • I want Stryker back, you got my hopes up when you shown the cops.

  • It’s already been days since the announcement yet still I can’t pre-order it, even though I own the premium edition of it! While the other games at the upcoming games at the PS store (Last of Us 2), I encounter no hassle in pre-ordering.

  • It’s already been days since the announcement yet still I can’t pre-order it, even though I own the premium edition of it! While the other upcoming games at the PS store (Last of Us 2), I encounter no hassle in pre-ordering.

  • You should add the mk x skin for scorpion and the pure spear and stun on him and consider adding takeeta and kenshi

  • Please fix this sony. I would like the preorder bonus skins and that dynamic theme aswell along with the Aftermath DLC

  • If MK11 makes another bundle adding new characters they should bring back : Smoke, Rain, Reptile, Sektor/Cyrax, etc.

  • I feel that we should get these characters in mk 11 Punisher,Deadpool,deathstroke,deadshot,John wick,hulk,ghost rider,the ark night and lastly I’d enjoy Rambo

    • Rambo is one they’ll probably add at some point if not on 11 in the next one but are you seriously asking for Marvel characters?…I’ll pretend that I didn’t see that lol.

  • Why can’t I preorder mk11 aftermath on ps4

  • Why can I preorder with a new account when I can’t preorder with my main account

  • I tried again at 1:30pm ET and still same thing unable to buy it.

  • Nice that y’all are doing a story DLC but disappointed with the selection of characters…I’m really glad to have Fujin back,always liked him and remember he being ma main on Armaggedon but sheeva really?…where’s Ermac?…Rain,Smoke and etc damn.Don’t even get me started on that robocop bs…talk about a guest character that doesn’t fit MK but oh well it’s X’s nonsense all over again…guest characters all over the place but essential MK characters missing.

    How can you not include Ermac?…damn we need to see him on that MK11 glory.

  • Its Fixed
    Just got it now.
    It looks like it was ninja mimi skin.
    When I purchased it it showed for me to download both dynamic theme and ninja mime skin which showed installed

  • Interesting storyline!

  • Characters can be described more effectively like I seen on CNBC.

  • Please bring back animality’s! It’s been over 20 years 😢

  • Is mortal kombat aftermath included in mk11 premium edition

  • Hi I download the mortal kombakt 11 aftermath but they didn’t give me robocop or Shiva can any one help

  • Do you have to purchase aftermath to get robo cop. Right now i have Mortal Kombat 11 premium addition. its saying the bundle is unavailable?

  • I have the mk11 disc and purchased the expansion pack from the PlayStation store but can’t access part 2. It gives me the option to purchase expansion or view the trailer. When i click purchase it says I already own it but I still can’t access part 2 of the story. HELLO ME PLEASE!!!

    • Please tell me I don’t have to buy the full game digitally…

    • Im having the same issue! Except i downloaded the game last week, ingot the pack that comes with access to the expansion, but i cannot play, im so drove!

  • I’ve gotten everything downloaded and all the characters but I can’t play my story!!!!!!!! Fujin is cool btw…. But I need the story!!!! Fix this issue!!!!!! Wont even let me delete it.

  • Scarlet__Jester

    I do not like cinemas and didn’t enjoy story or any cgi, although I will get these 3 characters if the price goes down so I can finish their character towers, hopefully we will be rewarded someday for defeating all 5 tower sets for each character. My main problem now is how do I play any of the co-op? That was great, I do not enjoy player versus player, so before this update, what I would do islogin on all my different accounts, do all 3 co-op towers, then leave. After this update the co-op towers are still missing even after the new towers are done. Looking forward to Rain and Predator, I never got the previous game.

  • Is anyone having an issue with being able to play the expansion, I preordered and it prompts me to press (x) to buy even though I bought it, and when i do, it says content isn’t available? I can see the new characters, but its treating me as if I didn’t purchase any of them

    • Fixed! Go to your home screen, select (dont click) on the MK11 icon, scroll down to PlayStation Store, to the right you’ll see your purchased add ons, youll have to download the add ons from there, then they will be in game! ENJOY

  • Is anyone having problem with the special move in the game play of mk11 aftermath. Because I am, before I downloaded the aftermath my special move were back + forward X to perform a move and now it all change up when I’m fighting but if I go to the KUSTOMIZE to look at the ability it back to normal.PLZ let me know something have last interested n game since then.

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