|"Throughout Mortal Kombat's history, many have
attempted and failed to take control of the tournament and therefore gain
immortality. Now, two sorcerers, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, unable to achieve
their goal of immortality separately, join forces. This Deadly Alliance
will likely ensure the destruction of Raiden and the mortals. With their
combined power, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi represent Earth's greatest threat."
Let the Kombat begin...
Mortal Kombat has always been and will always
be. For millennia the forces of good and evil have been locked in eternal
battle for the control of Earthrealm. Some seek to use the tournament to
destroy all that is good. Others seek vengeance, power, or eternal life.
Time after time, each individual threat has been vanquished and Earthrealm
has enjoyed relative peace for many years. But there is concern that Earth
is once again in peril. And this time, the threat of evil has two faces.
It is now known that the sorcerer Quan Chi has
escaped from the Netherealm. Since his escape, Quan Chi has unlocked the
secret of the ancient Rune Stone, discovered the ancient, undefeatable
army of the long-forgotten Dragon King, and most disturbing of all, formed
an alliance with one of our deadliest enemies - Shang Tsung.
With their combined strength, they plotted to
overpower the two beings who could prevent their total domination of our
two realms. The first was the emperor of Outworld - Shao Kahn. In a false
show of allegiance, they sprung their attack. They then traveled to Earthrealm
by way of a mystical portal known only to sorcerers and
There they confronted Earth's mightiest warrior
and champion of Mortal Kombat - Liu Kang. It has been Shang Tsung's desire
to consume the soul of Earth's greatest warrior. With Quan Chi's assistance,
he achieved his goal.
Liu Kang is dead.
They have since returned to Outworld and are using
the souls of conquered warriors to resurrect the Dragon King's undefeatable
army. Should they succeed, they will have the means to conquer Outworld,
and eventually Earthrealm. They will be unstoppable. I can no longer stand
idly by and watch this evil consume the world. I have relinquished my status
as Elder God to return to Earth and lead you all to battle against our
We must act now. We must stop this Deadly Alliance!
- The words of Raiden