Shao Kahn Returns in Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Trailer
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04/19/2019 08:07 AM EST
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Is Shao Kahn coming to Switch? I see pre orders for consoles but I don’t see it for Switch

According to the mortalkombat.Com site,he is available for pre-order. I'm not sure how switch works, like if you can download games digitally or not, the site doesn't mention digital copies, but I ordered digitally on Xbox and expect to have him unlocked. I imagine it's the same for Switch too.

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04/19/2019 04:28 PM EST
04/19/2019 04:31 PM EST

Apparently, they never explain Shao Kahn's new design. No spoiler here, but someone on Gamefaqs states that It's simply an artistic choice .

And I love it.

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04/19/2019 08:47 PM EST
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Shao Kahn is not a dragon. He is a god just like Raiden. In MK Deception's Onaga tells Shujinko that Shao Kahn was previously Outworld's protector god similar to what Raiden is to Earthrealm, before he poisioned Onaga and took rule of Outworld. If you play back one of the NPC's dialogue they say that Raiden, Shao Kahn and Lucifer are the same race of beings.

Old lore lol. It doesn't matter anymore. That is likely forgotten. Is Onaga even still part of the canon or did they bury him too? They threw the baby out with the bath water with MK9. So for all we know they have retconned him to being the same race as Onaga and instead of him once being a god has now been retconned to just being an underling of Onaga who also was part of the same race.

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RE: Shao Kahn Returns in Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Trailer
04/19/2019 09:17 PM EST
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xysion

Shao Kahn is not a dragon. He is a god just like Raiden. In MK Deception's Onaga tells Shujinko that Shao Kahn was previously Outworld's protector god similar to what Raiden is to Earthrealm, before he poisioned Onaga and took rule of Outworld. If you play back one of the NPC's dialogue they say that Raiden, Shao Kahn and Lucifer are the same race of beings.

Old lore lol. It doesn't matter anymore. That is likely forgotten. Is Onaga even still part of the canon or did they bury him too? They threw the baby out with the bath water with MK9. So for all we know they have retconned him to being the same race as Onaga and instead of him once being a god has now been retconned to just being an underling of Onaga who also was part of the same race.

No. It is canon unless in the games's or other canon material it is stated otherwise and it has not been stated otherwise. Shao Kahn in the canon is a god. Whether anyone want to believe that is their perogative but entirely irrelevent.

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04/20/2019 06:23 AM EST
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xysion

Shao Kahn is not a dragon. He is a god just like Raiden. In MK Deception's Onaga tells Shujinko that Shao Kahn was previously Outworld's protector god similar to what Raiden is to Earthrealm, before he poisioned Onaga and took rule of Outworld. If you play back one of the NPC's dialogue they say that Raiden, Shao Kahn and Lucifer are the same race of beings.

Old lore lol. It doesn't matter anymore. That is likely forgotten. Is Onaga even still part of the canon or did they bury him too? They threw the baby out with the bath water with MK9. So for all we know they have retconned him to being the same race as Onaga and instead of him once being a god has now been retconned to just being an underling of Onaga who also was part of the same race.

No. It is canon unless in the games's or other canon material it is stated otherwise and it has not been stated otherwise. Shao Kahn in the canon is a god. Whether anyone want to believe that is their perogative but entirely irrelevent.

The whole point of my smug sarcasm in my post was that NRS has very little interest in maintaining preestablished lore these days. They'll change it at the drop of a hat if it makes things easier for them on a story telling front. They've been simplifying lore since MK9. Just look at what they've done with MK11 with characters like Noob Saibot, Kabal or the Tarkatan.(Okay to be fair, they lobotomized the Tarkatan lore in MKX.)

So what I'm saying is unless they reestablished it, don't cling to old lore. They don't care, practically everything established in the 3D era lore wise has been retconned and such a cryptic detail like that about Kahn (screw this "it's a title of the emperor shiz.) I doubt will hold up against their laziness/alzheimer's.