Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat 11 trailer released, Nightwolf, Sindel, Spawn, and two more guest characters confirmed

And now a taste of things to come...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 31, 2019 at 5 p.m. PDT

The trailer for Shang Tsung, Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character has been released. He'll be available for early access on June 18th.

The original Mortal Kombat boss is back and looks to be everything we wanted and more. Shang transforms into a younger version of himself to duke it out, but that's nowhere near where the transformations stop.

The evil sorcerer once again assumes the identities and movesets of fellow kombatants, but this time he's also calling on a handful of ninjas that haven't even made their way into MK11... at least not yet.

Shang has techniques in his arsenal that briefly turn him into Rain, Ermac, Reptile, Smoke, Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, and Scorpion. While in these states he'll pull off one of each character's signature attacks before quickly zipping back into his standard form.

He can also assume the identity of the fighter he's facing off against if he hits a specific attack. As if all this weren't already enough, Shang also has a brutal array of his own moves with which to punish foes.

The trailer reveals the identities of three more characters to come in Sindel, Nightwolf, and Spawn. Beyond this there are two others to be shown at a later date. We'll also note that we hear a chainsaw and see blood splatter as the trailer tells us about these two unnamed fighters.

Between his one liners, special attacks, and Fatality, Shang Tsung is a walking callback machine to older Mortal Kombat content. It only makes sense that NRS would use this trailer to also show that they're going to be releasing a classic ninja costumes pack featuring Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Noob Saibot.

Here's a gallery of screen shots and as well as the full trailer for your enjoyment:

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