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Fujin, Sheeva and RoboCop receive their first gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath along with a ton of new Fatalities

Looks like a bloody good time

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 13, 2020 at 6 a.m. PDT • Comments: 48

It's been one week since NetherRealm Studios first unveiled their plans for starting off Mortal Kombat 11's second year of content with a big bang by way of announcing the Aftermath expansion for the fighting game. Now we get to see how the new characters will actually play.

Warner Bros. and NRS have released the first gameplay-focused trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath giving fans a much larger taste of what's to come when Fujin, Sheeva and RoboCop join the roster.

Starting out with the two legacy MK fighters, Sheeva appears to hit like an absolute truck while Fujin, as the wind god of Earthrealm, is fittingly much lighter on his feet — and in the air.

The Shokan queen's whole gameplan appears to center around getting in close to beat and stomp on her opponents though we also see her pull her shield out for more range in the trailer.

Sheeva will also serve as a brawler / grappler archetype for MK11 with her command grab and classic stomp move which can go into a Krushing Blow with the meter burn version of the attack.

Despite this, at least one of her variations will have some ranged options too considering the trailer shows her literally tossing fireballs followed by a ground stomp that can hit an opponent across the screen.

Fujin, on the other hand, appears to almost be an anime fighter given the amount of options he appears to have while in the air. We see towards the beginning the immortal protector looks to have some sort of air-dashing special off of a meter burn that allows him to get quite the air string going for a Mortal Kombat game.

Interestingly, he is seen using a wind projectile that appears behind an opponent to pull them closer to Fujin along with a spinning, foward-moving kick that I can only describe as a real hurricane kick.

With the way the MK4 veteran controls his sword in the air and sends it flying around the stage, Fujin may also be taking some pages out of Kenshi's book but replacing the psychokinesis powers with wind instead.

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RoboCop unsurprisingly looks to be most comfortable fighting at a distance given his wide variety of guns, firearms and projectiles between his futuristic pistols, a high-powered sniper rifle, delayed seeker missles, stun grenades and a flamethrower to toast anyone within his sights.

Pulling out his big robo-shield, the augmented Alex Murphy can also stop someone trying to rush him down in his tracks with a counter move which he can also use to jet boost forward in the air or into a Fatal Blow — where he literally punches through the enemy.

The trailer of course gives us brief glimpses at the new character addition's Fatalities which are about as gruesome as you'd expect by Mortal Kombat standards. RoboCop's may be the standouts of the video, however, considering they feature multiple film references along with a surprise cameo appearance of the ED-209 peacekeeping machine.

The trailer showcases some additional Stage Fatalities for the Tournament arena and the Shaolin Trap Dungeon which has Sheeva crushing Shang Tsung under an arcade cabinet while Noob gets ping-ponged around various, painful traps.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is scheduled to release later this month on May 26 as an expansion to the base game or as a bundled collection of content where Sheeva, Fujin and RoboCop will launch on the same day. The free update for the title will also bring in new stages, Stage Fatalities and Friendships for all players. You can take a look at the full new trailer below though be warned there's obviously a good amount of NSFW imagery and violence within.

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