We all know for a while now that Shang Tsung was going to be the first DLC character but we wondered who the other four slots belonged to in the first-ever DLC character pack for Mortal Kombat 11. Anyone who played story mode and guessed Cyrax, Sektor, Sheeva, and Kronica are… so far… wrong! While we do get three more names, it was stated that there were two others coming along for the ride meaning we’re getting SIX fighters in the first pack as opposed to the original five.
The one thing that has me bothered is that the end said “two more guests” along with a chainsaw going off. It makes me wonder if these will be just as it says… guest characters rather than fighters from Mortal Kombat’s past. To me, that would be a huge disappointment as I would rather see characters such as Reptile and the aforementioned cyber ninjas make their return. One of these guest fighters was revealed to be Spawn and I, simply, just don’t care.
Nightwolf and Sindel were the other two fighters announced alongside Shang Tsung and while I didn’t particularly care for them in other games, at least they’re from the Mortal Kombat universe. Then again, these are my own personal preferences so if you’ve wet your bed thinking about the possibility of playing as someone like Nightwolf and Sindel, more power to you!
Shang Tsung, on the other hand, looked amazing in his reveal trailer; however, I wished that he freely morphed into other characters that are not just reskinned ninjas. I get that they’re probably making fun of themselves for using so many pallet swaps in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3/Mortal Kombat Trilogy but I would have loved to see some morphs from other characters that are not currently in Mortal Kombat 11. Although, Shang Tsung does have a move where he can steal his opponent’s soul and morph into them for a short period of time!
Still, Tsung looked highly impressive and I geeked out pretty hard once I saw that fatality!! Check it out for yourself below