The roster of NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 got a little bigger with a pair of announcements today. Noob Saibot and Shang Tsung are back.
Showdown in the shadows
Originally starting out as something of a gag with Mortal Kombat creators Ed Boon and John Tobias’ names spelled backwards, Noob has really come into his own. Here in MK11, he’s a creepy shadow warrior who’s able to make dupes of himself.
And of course, he’s got an incredibly gory Fatality.
While Noob will be a standard fighter on Mortal Kombat 11’s roster, the other kombatant announced today will not. That’d be the original MK master of ceremonies, Shang Tsung.
Tsung looks to be returning in maybe his most iconic, elderly form. That’s vintage, original Mortal Kombat for those who only remember him from later titles in the series.
Also unlike Noob, there’s no gameplay footage of Shang Tsung as of yet. We do however know that he’ll be the first downloadable content for NetherRealm’s battler. Yes, the first. Remember that Shao Khan a pre-order incentive, so you can’t really include him in any ‘season’ of DLC in the strictest sense.
Are there more DLC characters to come though? Most certainly. Whoever it might be though, Warner Bros and NetherRealm haven’t commented as of yet. We’ll let you know if they do.
Oh, one more cool thing about Shang Tsung too, he’s also set to be voiced by none other than Cary Tagawa. Does that name ring an MK-sized bell? It should. Tagawa played the sorcerer in the original 1990s MK feature film.
Mortal Kombat 11 debuts on April 23rd.
Source: Game Rant