Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath brings three new playable characters into the roster with the addition of Fujin, Sheeva and guest fighter Robocop. The official website has updated with mini-bios for the trio, revealing a little bit more of what drives them. Read on for more:
The God of Wind, Fujin serves the Elder Gods alongside his brother, Raiden, as Protectors of Earthrealm. Affable and lighthearted, he’s adept at inspiring peoples’ innate capacity for goodness and heroism to conquer forces of hatred and tyranny. Fujin believes Earthrealm’s best days are still to come, and he fights to ensure that bright future.
The male Shokan scoffed when Sheeva entered their contest to choose the Shokan’s next leader. But Sheeva proved herself more than their equal. After a resounding victory, she was crowned the first Queen of the Shokan. As Queen, Sheeva now leads her people in the fight to attain their rightful place, as partners in Outworld’s rule.
Alex Murphy was a dutiful police officer who was brutally executed by a local gang. Brought back to life through OCP technology, Murphy was transformed into RoboCop, a highly advanced cybernetic police officer designed to uphold the law and protect the innocent. Now entering the Mortal Kombat universe, RoboCop has received a few upgrades and is ready to serve the public by apprehending any Kombatants that stand in his way.
The bios mostly revisit established qualities and circumstances for the characters concerned. The detail of most note is that Raiden is described as Fujin's "brother".
Familial connections between gods have been established before, with Titan boss Kronika introduced as the mother of elder gods Cetrion and Shinnok. More controversially, Raiden and Shao Kahn were depicted as siblings on the big screen, in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and again in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. It's unclear if the brotherhood between Earthrealm's protector gods should be seen as literal, or in the traditional sense.
Character bios were released gradually to mortalkombat.com in the build-up to Mortal Kombat 11. You can find previous updates archived with characters that include Shao Kahn and Geras, Jax and Noob Saibot, and Cetrion and Frost. Bios for Kombat Pack characters can be found below.
Every generation, the Great Spirit chooses a worthy warrior to become Nightwolf: the Matoka’s champion and protector. Grey Cloud proved worthy when he laid down his life to prevent the Black Dragon from plundering what remained of his tribe’s sacred artifacts. As Nightwolf, Grey Cloud possesses extraordinary magic granted by the Great Spirit. He uses it not only to fight for the Matoka’s future, but also to defend all of Earthrealm.
The former Queen of Edenia will stop at nothing to keep her place. When threatened with the loss of her throne when Shao Kahn conquered her realm, Sindel betrayed her husband, and her people, to keep her privileged position. Now Shao Kahn’s wife and Queen of Outworld, she enjoys power and wealth beyond most people’s imagination. Good luck to anyone who tries to take it from her.
The Terminator T-800 from “Terminator: Dark Fate” is a cyborg assassin, sent back in time from a post-apocalyptic future. He is nearly indestructible and possesses superior technology, fighting skills and artificial intelligence making him the ultimate killing machine.
The Joker (Chaos)
Unpredictable, violent and incredibly dangerous, The Joker is chaos personified. He’s killed a Robin, crippled Batgirl and tortured and murdered countless people throughout the DC universe. And now, he’s the latest Kombatant to join in Mortal Kombat.
Al Simmons, once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. Resurrected from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness, Simmons is reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell. A Hellspawn. Now he is thrust into the world of Mortal Kombat, where he will fight for supremacy against all Kombatants.
You can see more of what's to come by watching the Aftermath Announce Trailer, Story DLC Preview, and Kano & Noob Friendships. Plus, official hi-res screenshots with details and images of new skins!
The Aftermath expansion will be released digitally on May 26th starting at $39.99, with disc copies scheduled for release in the Americas sometime in June. Check out the Mortal Kombat 11 forum for more updates and vote for your favourite characters in the 2020 Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion tournament!