Mortal Kombat 1 Story Expansion Confirmed, Followed By A “Big Surprise” In The Future

Mortal Kombat 1 fans can expect more story content in the future for the game, as creative director Ed Boon has confirmed new DLC is on the way for the fighting game. Similar to Mortal Kombat 11’s Aftermath expansion, Boon said that this DLC will add more the game’s narrative and will be followed by a “big surprise” afterward.

“Just like we did with Mortal Kombat 11, we’re going to release a second part with more story and we have a big surprise after that,” Boon said at the CCXP23 event in Brazil (via IGN).Play Sound0 seconds of 10 minutes, 32 secondsVolume 0% 

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Mortal Kombat 11’s Aftermath was a substantial expansion for the game, full of new characters, arenas, and a campaign that had long-lasting ramifications for the franchise. While the next chapter in the New Era timeline of Mortal Kombat 1 is currently locked up tighter than Queen Sindel’s miracle haircare products, several fascinating threads could be explored in an expansion. Sub-Zero’s rise to power has him focused on the cybernetic evolution of the Lin Kuei, Shao Kahn is busy stirring up a revolution in Outworld, and Shang Tsung is busy learning some new tricks in his current exile.

There’s still plenty of room for the expansion to go in a wilder direction, especially after the campaign ended with an expansion of the Mortal Kombat universe. Attack of the Ninja Mimes, perhaps?

Right now, Mortal Kombat 1 is steadily introducing new DLC characters to its roster. Invincible’s dad-of-the-year, Omni-Man, recently touched down in the game and Quan Chi will be added on December 14. After the nefarious sorcerer arrives, the next guest character will be John Cena’s Peacemaker, followed by Homelander, Ermac, and Takahashi Takeda.