Shao Kahn looks to bring the BS to Mortal Kombat 11



NetherRealm has finally unveiled footage of Outworld Ruler Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11 and he looks great. All of his overheads, charge attacks and soul-crushing taunts are present and accounted for. He looks to be bringing the BS factor and I’m now dreading fighting him in story mode.

Thankfully, he doesn’t look as basic as his Mortal Kombat Trilogy counterpart. For one, Kahn now has combo strings. Secondly, he isn’t based solely on overpowered moves, but more like brute force. His fatality is also very fitting, if a little basic. It’s very becoming of a character known for his overwhelming power.

Shao Kahn has always been the most ball bustingly brutal boss in Mortal Kombat history. Regardless of which difficulty you put the game on, reaching the end of a tournament ladder means you’ll be in for a rude awakening. I have a particularly fond memory of playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 at my friend’s house and taking around an hour on the Kahn battle alone.

Shao Kahn is still a pre-order bonus for Mortal Kombat 11, but you have roughly a week to nab him. I don’t know if the video above is enough to entice me, but he does look like a ton of fun to play. Sometimes you just want to utterly dominate the opposition and Kahn seems to deliver that.

Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Shao Kahn Reveal Trailer [Mortal Kombat via YouTube]