Shang Tsung’s coming to Mortal Kombat 11, played by the original film actor

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is coming back as Shang Tsung. The actor, who played the evil warlock in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie adaptation, will lend his voice and likeness to the character for Mortal Kombat 11.

Shang Tsung will be Mortal Kombat 11’s first character to appear as downloadable content for the fighting game. He’ll also be your host and guide to The Krypt, Mortal Kombat 11’s campaign-style mode that will offer challenges and unlockable items.

Mortal Kombat series co-creator Ed Boon unveiled Shang Tsung, and our first peek at The Krypt, at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2) today. You can watch a clip of that reveal on Twitch.

Boon and NetherRealm colleagues also confirmed the return of Noob Saibot, the dark ninja who made his debut in Mortal Kombat 2.

Shang Tsung was the final boss of the original Mortal Kombat. The shape-shifting wizard appeared in Paul W.S. Anderson’s film adaptation of Mortal Kombat, Tagawa portrayed a younger version of the character, and later reprised his role in the live-action web series, Mortal Kombat Legacy.

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