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Fujin Kombat Kast now live, universal gameplay change to be revealed for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

Update: The Kombat Kast is now live. Check it out after the jump.

Earlier: Fujin, Sheeva, and RoboCop are being packaged in the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath update that will be launching on May 26. A new Kombat Kast featuring one of these characters has been announced for tomorrow.

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RoboCop versus The Terminator is Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's new showcase trailer featuring clever references to their previous crossovers

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath drops in less than one week though we haven't gotten a chance to see what RoboCop looks like during a match outside of some quick trailer shots. That's no longer the case now.

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios released two extended gameplay showcase videos pitting RoboCop and the Terminator against one another in over four minutes of new MK11 match footage.

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Johnny Cage busts out his movie narration chops in Fujin's new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

It's been about 14 years since Fujin appeared as a playable character in an Mortal Kombat title with Armageddon, but it's safe to say he's looking better than ever for his return.

To help set up his friend for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's launch next week, Johnny Cage has now stepped up to provide the voice over work for Funjin's latest gameplay and story trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's delayed physical release will have no cartridge on Nintendo Switch, all content included on disc for other consoles

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is now only a week away from launching as the next big expansion from NetherRealm Studios though players looking to pick up a physical copy will still need to wait about a month from now.

At the time of its announcement, Warner Bros. did make clear that the physical console editions of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath would not be coming until June, and now we know more about what's going to be included on which system and where.

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Batman makes an indirect cameo in Joker's Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Friendship and Mileena returns to play Patty Cake with Kitana

A new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath was released this morning that puts a major focus on Friendships. The returning finisher type aims to allow players to close out their games with a pleasant offering instead of a brutal bloodbath.

In this trailer, a quick glimpse at many of the roster's Friendships was shown, and there's quite a bit to take in. Right off the cuff, we see somewhat of a cameo from Batman in Joker's finisher, and Mileena fans will either be very happy or very unhappy with Mr. Ed Boon after watching this showcase.

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Here are two new Brutalities for RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition

Fujin, Sheeva, and RoboCop will become available in Mortal Kombat 11 along with the Aftermath Edition update on May 26. These characters will come with their own normals, specials, variations, Fatalities, Brutalities, and even Friendships.

Recently, NetherRealm Studios posted a secret code online. Once cracked, fans would be granted the opportunity to view two of RoboCop's Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition.

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EVO Online's decision to limit open tournaments to titles with great netcode is a bold message to fighting game developers

When news first dropped that EVO 2020 was cancelled and EVO Online would be taking its place, the FGC's immediate concern jumped to how the mainstage games would hold up considering none of them are known for their strong netplay capabilities.

The organizers behind EVO essentially side-stepped that issue completely, however, this week when they announced that none of those titles would be part of the open tournaments for EVO Online with those honors going instead to four fighting games championed by the community for their netcode prowess.

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'Did he just lag in real life?' - The Keef Crew's take on EVO Online's announcement and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's exclusion hits down to the core

When EVO Online was first teased following the offline major's cancellation, players around the world wondered how their games would hold up in a large netplay setting. One community, however, had their concerns answered rather directly, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did not make the list.

The Keef Crew put together a hilarious skit at the time warning of the impending Wi-Fi warriors, but now with Smash no longer part of the equation, their newest video takes on the exclusion and how the various scenes reacted to the news.

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SonicFox shares their final Mortal Kombat 11 tier list before the Aftermath update

In just under two weeks' time Mortal Kombat 11 will undergo a major transition as developers roll out MK11: Aftermath. This update will bring with it new stages, new enders, and eventually three new characters.

While we don't know exactly when the next balance patch for MK11 will drop, we do know that the game will soon be undergoing significant changes and so it only makes sense that a top player like EG|SonicFox might give us their final tier list for MK11's current state.

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A few new glimpses at Mortal Kombat 11's stage Fatalities show more of the Dead Pool sequence and reveal a visorless RoboCop

A whole slew of new content including Friendships, new stages, and new stage Fatalities is headed to Mortal Kombat 11 via its "Aftermath" update on May 26, and NetherRealm Studios has posted up some additional footage of a few stage kills in action.

We've seen quick glimpses of three environmental Fatalities thus far from within the Shaolin Trap Dungeon, Tournament, and the (incoming) Dead Pool arenas. Those three are highlighted once again in today's clip, but with the curtain peeled back just a bit farther.

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Our first look at one of Fujin's Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath isn't due out until the end of the month, but NetherRealm Studios continues to share more glimpses at content that fans will be able to enjoy once the game drops.

Today, the official Mortal Kombat Twitter account gave fans our first look at one of Fujin's Brutalities. If you're faint of heart, think twice about proceeding as this story does contain NSFW imagery.

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I had no idea how insane and entertaining high level Mortal Kombat 3 was, see for yourself via this epic throwback set between LI Joe and Shock

I played an absolute ton of Mortal Kombat (mostly Trilogy) in my younger years, but it wasn't until just a few days ago that I'd ever seen MK3 played at a high level. I had two takeaways: It looks both absolutely awesome and nothing like what I had experienced despite playing for hundreds of hours.

While perusing social media, I came across a UMK3 set from East Coast Throwdown 2014 (thanks Team Sp00ky) between LI Joe and Shock, one of the "gods" of the game. It looked more like Marvel vs. Capcom than the MK I've known past or present, and after viewing just one round I knew I was staying for the whole thing.

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EVO Online details revealed with 5 weeks of events, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate removed from lineup

With the cancellation of the main EVO 2020 event due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have pivoted to move the event online with a newfound focus on fighting games with the best netplay around.

The first details for EVO Online have been revealed via an announcement trailer which will be split up over five weekends and features a very drastic change up to the events and games originally planned to take place.

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The NetherRealm Studios office has a totally badass Mortal Kombat-themed elevator in it

Though I've never personally been to the NetherRealm Studios office out in Chicago, I've seen a ton of footage of it over the years. From what I can gather, the place where Mortal Kombat is made essentially doubles as a treasure trove of collectibles and relics from the legendary fighting game series.

Whenever we get another glimpse at what resides there, it's a treat, and recently Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon shared something truly badass that can be found at the NRS office. Apparently, roaming the halls might find you coming face-to-face-to-face with an awesome Scorpion and Sub-Zero-themed elevator.

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Fujin was shown to have insane mobility and corner carry during today's gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition

The Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition gameplay trailer provided a more in-depth look at Fujin, Sheeva, and RoboCop. Remember that Aftermath will be releasing on May 26.

Of the three, Fujin looks like a particularly deadly rush down character. During the trailer, he was shown to have access to insane mobility and corner carry.

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RoboCop receives a sleek Cyber Ninja skin in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

Mortal Kombat and cyborgs have gone together like peanut butter and jelly for over 25 years at this point with the introduction of characters like Cyrax and Sektor. It's nice to see that history make an impact on the series' latest crossover.

Following the gameplay trailer reveal for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, PlayStation's official Twitter account released a clip of a special skin coming to the game which turns RoboCop into a Cyber Ninja.

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Unreal Engine 5 officially revealed which may power the next generation of fighting games

Epic and their Unreal Engine have held a strong presence within the fighting game community for multiple console generations at this point, and now we've seen what the next generation may have in store for us.

During the Summer Game Fest showcase this morning, Epic unveiled Unreal Engine 5 with the first real-time PlayStation 5 footage which shows off what the next generation of fighting games may be working with.

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