Shao Kahn returns to the koliseum in Mortal Kombat 11! Participating pre-orders will receive early access to the legendary boss turned playable fighter. After months of teasing, we can finally see The Emperor back in action in the latest gameplay trailer! Watch:

In the transition to becoming playable, Shao Kahn has become a more mobile fighter than the days of the arcade. His trademark war hammer and spear are wielded deftly in flowing combinations of hard hits, impaling stabs, and ragdolling hammer vaults. Returning specials like his klassic shoulder charge are joined with bone breaking updates.

The trailer pits Kahn against some of his greatest and most anticipated rivals. Outworld's present day ruler, Kotal Kahn, finds himself in a back breaking torture rack. Raiden suffers a rare fatality from the former final boss, going head over ass in the most direct way possible! As glimpsed in the Story Mode trailer, we can look forward to seeing more from these arch-nemeses in the game's time-bending plot!

MK11 is nearly upon us! Sort out your pre-orders while you still can! Shao Kahn will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC after the game officially launches next Tuesday, April 23rd! Join the discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!