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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's new story mode content will add five more chapters but they'll be thicker

Will have a 'Back to the Future Part 2 synopsis' according to Ed Boon

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 23, 2020 at 6:02 p.m. PDT • Comments: 14

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath will be released on May 26. With this update, we'll be gaining access to Sheeva, Fujin, and RoboCop as new playable characters. The developers are also adding Stage Fatalities, Friendships, and new story mode content.

In a recent interview with Game Informer, Ed Boon revealed some interesting details regarding Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's upcoming story mode. Apparently, there will be five new chapters in total, but each chapter will be a bit more meatier in comparison.

"It's not as big. It's five very thick chapters," said Boon in response to a question that asked about the scope of the story. "Traditionally we'll have four fights in a chapter per character. This one, some have six. They're much thicker chapters and longer. We're really trying to focus mainly on these new characters: Fujin and Sheeva."

Although this probably isn't surprising to most fans, Boon noted that RoboCop is not present in the story. Traditionally, guest characters don't make an appearance in NetherRealm Studios' canonical story modes for the Mortal Kombat and Injustice series.

Based on the trailers and Ed Boon's statements, the five chapters will very likely have Shang Tsung, Fujin, Sheeva, Nightwolf, and Sindel as the main characters. Please note that Nightwolf is never specifically mentioned by Boon in the Game Informer interview.

"Story was the area that... a lot of our fans love that part of Mortal Kombat: the story mode, the narrative, and all that stuff," continued Boon. "So that was kind of like, 'Oh, let's do that. Let's just hit really hard with a great addition – almost like an epilogue – final conclusion to the story.'"

Boon stated that NetherRealm Studios "didn't [necessarily] want to tell a new story." This is meant to be Mortal Kombat 11's story. This is apparently why the team didn't want to wait until the next Mortal Kombat entry before continuing the story.

Since Alien, Leatherface, Triborg, and Bo' Rai Cho were such a success for the Mortal Kombat XL package, NetherRealm Studios wanted to "one-up" that with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath and the new story mode content.

"As we had that discussion about the story, we saw there's more that we can tell for this, so we came up with a little bit of a Back to the Future Part 2 synopsis; you go back in time and you see the events of it, and then you're changing the course of history. It ended up very cool," said Boon.

Like Mortal Kombat 9 and Mortal Kombat 11's original main story mode, time travel will be an important plot element based on this "Back to the Future" comment. Of course, this isn't too surprising considering the trailer and how Mortal Kombat 11's story ended originally.

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