After a number of teases on social media from Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon, we lastly bought footage of returning antagonist Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 11. As the primary character for the upcoming Kombat Pack, Shang Tsung shall be obtainable early for present house owners of the DLC on June 18 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition to the brand new character, Kombat Pack house owners will even get early entry to Klassic Skins for Scorpion, Noob-Saibot, and Sub-Zero.
As the unique antagonist for the Mortal Kombat sequence, earlier than rapidly being brushed apart in favor of big-bads Shao Khan and Shinnok, the sorcerer has gone via many modifications all through the sequence. However, his fight model has at all times centered on his skills to steal males’s souls and use their skills in opposition to them. In addition to copying his opponent’s appearances and abilities, the warlock additionally harnesses the souls of returning ninjas Rain, Smoke, and Ermac–who are curiously sufficient discovered useless in MK11’s Krypt. During the battle, he is capable of name upon their skills in mid-combo, permitting him to make use of Smoke’s teleports, Ermac’s telekinesis, and Rain’s…water-based abilities. His fatality, nonetheless, options his most ugly callback, with the MKII mid-boss Kintaro making an surprising and violent return.
For those that’ve already performed Mortal Kombat 11, you will know that Shang Tsung is presently within the sport as a information for MK11’s Krypt. In the Krypt, you are capable of discover his island fortress and uncover its secrets and techniques, with him taunting you for any premature deaths that happen throughout your journey. Now that he is playable, the soul-stealing warlock appears to be like proper at dwelling in Mortal Kombat 11’s ugly battles. For followers of the unique live-action movie, you will discover that Shang Tsung is carried out by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa–the identical actor from the film.
The new trailer was all about Shang Tsung. However, it additionally teased what was to come back. Towards the tip, three different characters have been briefly referenced–which included returning characters Nightwolf and Sindel, each of whom made their first appearances in Mortal Kombat 3. However, the final character to get a shoutout was Image Comics’ Spawn–who is the primary visitor character to make it to MK11. This information will probably be no shock to those that have been maintaining with sure leaks from the final month, which hinted on the return of those characters, together with Sheeva from MK3 and Ash Williams from the Evil Dead.
In complete, the Kombat Pack–which is priced at $39.99–gives you entry to 6 new characters and 19 further skins for the roster. Just like the present characters, every new fighter may have their very own suite of substances and skins to unlock. In 2015, Mortal Kombat X’s roster expanded considerably with the inflow of DLC fighters, so it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how a lot MK11 will change over the course of its post-launch interval.
For extra on Mortal Kombat 11, together with particulars on when you’ll be able to anticipate to study extra in regards to the different characters, you should definitely examine again with GameSpot.