Last week, NetherRealm Studios opened some eyes with the announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. The ultra-violent fighting game will update with a new storyline campaign, Friendships, Stage Fatalities, and three new characters. Sheeva the Shokan Queen and Fujin the God of Wind are fairly interesting if you’re familiar with Mortal Kombat, but the big news is the inclusion of RoboCop.
RoboCop is just the latest of the many intriguing guest characters who have joined the Mortal Kombat roster through DLC. Mortal Kombat 9 had Freddy Krueger. Mortal Kombat X had Jason Voorhees, the Predator, Leatherface, and the Alien Xenomorph. Mortal Kombat 11 already has the Terminator, Joker, and Spawn. Now it’s Alex Murphy’s moment to shine.
While his brief appearance in that trailer was neat, there was still a question of what he’d look like in action. RoboCop, while badass as all get-out, isn’t really known for his agility and martial arts prowess. He’s basically a walking tank that stops every now and then to shoot at dirtbags.
Now we have a new gameplay trailer that shows off the three Aftermath characters. Fujin uses his wind in inventive and graceful ways. Sheeva wields a shield on her back and has a style based on grappling and stomping. And then there’s RoboCop.
RoboCop seems to take the Terminator route of being a stilted juggernaut of a fighter, but with more emphasis on his Inspector Gadget level enhancements. He has guns, electric grenades, a flamethrower, and missiles. He even has a state-of-the-art riot shield for the sake of blocking.
We get a glimpse of RoboCop’s Fatalities in this clip. They come off as a “greatest hits” from the first movie, complete with crotch-shooting. It’s still great to see ED209 and the Cobra Assault Cannon in action after all these years. Nice shooting, son.
There are other bells and whistles in the Aftermath upgrade, such as how you can play as classic skins for Scorpion (Mortal Kombat 9), Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat: Deception), and Frost (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance). What they don’t show in the trailer is that RoboCop has his own Mortal Kombat tie-in costume and it’s a doozy.
So remember back in the days of Mortal Kombat 3 when they added in a bunch of cyborg ninjas? Well, let’s see what happens when you mix a little OCP with a little Lin Kuei Cyber Initiation.
While they did drop the ball on not getting Arnold Schwarzenegger to voice the Terminator (albeit, it’s a handpicked soundalike), Peter Weller isn’t as busy and reprises his role as the voice of RoboCop. Here’s hoping his Friendship involves throwing KFC into someone’s mouth.
When it comes to the Aftermath updates, the Stage Fatalities and Friendships are free. The new DLC characters and extended story mode alone are $39.99. If you have the base game and want to get Aftermath with Kombat Pack 1, you can bundle it for $49.99. And if you’re new to Mortal Kombat 11 and want the game, the Kombat Pack, and Aftermath in one package, it’s $59.99. Right now, that only comes digitally, as the physical version of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath hits stores in June…but only in the Americas.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will be available on May 26.