NetherRealm have released yet another trailer for the Aftermath expansion in Mortal Kombat 11. Since Friendships are a part of the free portion of the expansion, it only makes sense that we’d get a video showing them off. So, in quick succession, we get a selection of different characters performing their increasingly silly Friendships.
Friendships have been an on-and-off joke in Mortal Kombat since their introduction all the way back in Mortal Kombat II. They were basically a response to the morality police’s outcry against Fatalities. So, the developers added goofy finishing moves where you could avoid murdering your enemy in a gruesome fashion. And I’ve missed them dearly, since they’ve been absent for a while. It’s nice to see them come back in MK11, as a free part of the Aftermath DLC.
As we’ve mentioned, the trailer shows off a number of quickly-cut Friendships. We’ve got Scorpion hugging a giant teddy bear, Sub-Zero driving an ice cream cart, Raiden hosting a rave, Noob Saibot jumping rope with himself, Fujin failing to fly a kite, Liu Kang dancing the night away, Kung Lao playing with a model train, and more. Last, but not least, we’ve got Jax doing a parody of Epic Sax Guy. An Epic Jax Guy, if you will. All of that is set to the dulcet tones of Smash Mouth’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” because of course it is.
The Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath DLC is coming out on May 26th. Along with the Friendship “Fatalities,” the free part of the update will also include new stages and stage Fatalities. If you pay, you’ll also get more story fights and three new characters; RoboCop, Fujin, and Sheeva. We’re not gonna go into the pricing controversy here; instead, let’s just take a look at the Friendships trailer below.