WB and Nether Realms Studios have revealed the first gameplay of Shang Tsung, the first character in the Mortal Kombat: Kombat Pass. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa has never looked better and embodies everything we loved about the original Mortal Kombat movie! With quotes from the film to form transitions that look and sound like the original game, Shang Tsung is looking to be a main of mine for some time!
They also revealed some of the characters in the fighter pass and it seems fans are getting exactly what we want. The three other characters are NightWolf, Sindel, and SPAWN! That is correct, after years of speculation we are finally getting Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN and what makes it even better is he will be voiced by Spawn himself Keith David, the original actor who portrayed Spawn.
It has also been announced that Shang Tsung will be playable early at E3 2019 at the WB Games booth (#1023) in the South Hall, so if your planning on being at the event make sure to stop by the booth play a few practices round before he launches June 18th for Kombat pass holders!
Additional press release information for the confirmed new characters in the Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack is provided below:
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions of copies sold worldwide in more than 120 countries and 15 different languages. The Spawn comic book tells the story of Al Simmons, an elite government assassin who was betrayed and killed by the CIA. Instead of dying, he sells his soul to Hell for a second chance at life, and becomes Spawn, an unstoppable soldier fighting the underworld. Spawn is voiced by Keith David, the original voice actor from ‘Todd McFarlane’s Spawn,’ the Emmy award-winning HBO animated series.
Shang Tsung is the soul-stealing sorcerer and historic host of the Mortal Kombat Tournament. Shang Tsung pledged his eternal loyalty to Shao Kahn in exchange for a dark power, but he is no faithful servant. He dreams of the day his sorcery will overtake Shao Kahn’s, and he’ll pay any price to get there. Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is lending his voice and likeness to the popular character he portrayed in the classic 1995 ‘Mortal Kombat’ film. Additionally, Shang Tsung will be available for consumers to play before release during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from June 11-13 in the South Hall at the WB Games booth (#1023).
Nightwolf, formerly known as Grey Cloud, was chosen by the Great Spirit to become the Matoka’s champion and protector. Grey Cloud proved worthy when he laid down his life to prevent the Black Dragon from plundering what remained of his tribe’s sacred artifacts. As Nightwolf, Grey Cloud possesses extraordinary magic granted by the Great Spirit to fight for the Matoka’s future and defend all of Earthrealm.
Sindel is the former Queen of Edenia and will stop at nothing to keep her place. Threatened with the loss of her throne when Shao Kahn conquered her realm, Sindel betrayed her husband, and her people, to keep her privileged position. Now, as Shao Kahn’s wife and Queen of Outworld, she enjoys power and wealth beyond most people’s imagination.