Continuing on with the Mortal Kombat 11 live stream, fans were treated to the first part of the iconic fighting game’s story mode with a new prologue trailer.

The footage from the live reveal event picked straight up from the end of Mortal Kombat X showing off a dark and dreary setting, clouds erupting in thunderous sound whilst corrupted, bright red lightning shot down from the sky into the sacred Jinsei chamber. Here is where we see EarthRealm’s once sacred protector torturing the fallen former Elder God, Shinnok. It appears that Raiden has truly turned into his darkest form.

Corrupted by Shinnok’s amulet, he says he’ll do anything to protect EarthRealm and wipe out any who oppose him. Having heard enough of the weary Elder God’s jeers towards him, Raiden decides that it’s time to send a message to his opposing forces starting with Shinnok, to which the Elder God replies “Not even you can kill me Raiden”.

Unfazed by his response, Raiden forms a lightning sword and bulges his eyes out towards the defeated Elder like penetrating orbs of red fury and responds “There are fates worse than death”, to which he cleanly cuts off the head from Shinnok’s body and decides to deliver it as a message to Liu Kang in the NetherRealm.

Soon after a mysterious woman appears and says to the barely alive head “This is not your destiny Shinnok, once again the thunder god has upset the balance of history, but know this, the arc of the Universe bends to my will. It’s only a matter of time…” leaving our preview on a most unnerving cliffhanger.

Watch the story prologue trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 below:

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As a huge fan of the series and the thunder god himself, I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this all plays out and how they can stop such a corrupted, Dark Raiden from destroying everyone around him. It’s not long now until I can electrocute my foes and fly forward at my opponent screaming the most high pitched nonsense that no one understands or has a clue as to what he’s saying… if you know, you know!

Mortal Kombat 11 will release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch & PC on April 23, 2019.

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