Shang Tsung and More Are Coming Soon to Mortal Kombat 11

The shapeshifting sorcerer is but a taste of things to come.

By Jay Gervais

While we’ve known since March that Shang Tsung will be appearing in Mortal Kombat 11, with ‘90s film actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa lending his likeness and voice for the character, this is the first time we’ve had a chance to see the shapeshifting sorcerer in action. There are some interesting things to discuss here, but first check out Shang Tsung’s gameplay reveal above, so we don’t spoil any surprises for you.

As you just saw, Shang Tsung can morph into pretty much every male ninja character from the series: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Rain, Noob Saibot, Ermac, and Smoke. The gameplay concludes with the fighter using a violent fatality on his opponent in which the captured soul of Kintaro enters Raiden and the savage Shokan literally forces his way out from his body. Quoting the mighty Goro from the 1995 film adaptation, the only thing we can say about that is, “Disgusting.”

This trailer also highlights some of the other characters coming bundled with the Kombat Pack, which are Nightwolf, Sindel, Spawn, and two other characters that will be revealed soon. If you pay close attention to the audio, you can hear a chainsaw revving during this part of the video, which seems pretty darn indicative that the rumor of Ash from Evil Dead showing up in the title appear to be true, despite Bruce Campbell saying otherwise.


Who could the other mysterious character be? As for Spawn, we’ve known since last year that Todd McFarlane had plans to bring the character to Mortal Kombat 11, so this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. More information will surely be coming soon.

Each DLC character will come with their own skin and gear packs, including 19 additional skins. You can get early access to Shang Tsung and the companion Klassic Arcade Ninja Skin Pack later this month on June 18th. As for the others DLC characters, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.

Mortal Kombat 11 is now available for all major platforms, which includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news on Mortal Kombat and the latest entry in the series!

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.