Back at the end of MK9, Raiden figured out how defeat Shao Khan (that whole “he must win” thing). Liu Kang wasn’t in on the plan however, and tried to stop Raiden from letting Shao Khan in to Earthrealm. Raiden didn’t want to, but he wound up fighting Liu Kang and killing him. With Kitana already killed by Sindel, the two of them (Liu and Kitana), along with the rest of those killed in MK9 became the servants of Quan Chi. You see most of the revenants toward the end of MK9 when Raiden is asking Quan Chi for help. Now in MKX, Liu and Kitana are two of Quan Chi’s allies along with Stryker, Kabal, Nightwolf, etc. When Quan Chi and Shinnok were killed, Liu and Kitana became the rulers of the Netherealm.
Yeah I’m definitely psyched for him. Not sure if you realize that he’s a preorder bonus though, so if you want to use him, you might as well preorder if you’re planning on buying it regardless. Either way, I think it’ll be really cool to see Shao Khan vs Kotal Khan. I also see some stuff about Kitana Khan as well. Not sure what that’s all about, but it does make things even more interesting.
I’m just wondering how Shao Khan will be as a normal character. He’s always been uber-cheap as a boss, so I’m sure they’ll still want him to be powerful, but to have a fully fleshed out moveset the way other characters do in this game? I’ll be really curious to see how that pans out. In past games, it doesn’t feel like he’s had quite as much as everyone else, so we’ll see.
Yeah he’s easily one of my favorites now. My top 5 are probably Baraka, Erron Black, Kabal, Sareena and Fujin, at least in terms of who I wanted in MK11, so I’m happy to at least have three of them. Fingers crossed for DLC on the other two. But man, I can’t wait for Black’s breakdown. Really want to see what they’ve given him.