The events of Armageddon has just ended and Shao Kahn has beaten Raiden. But just before Raiden could be finished he sent a message through his mind to his younger self during the first Mortal Kombat tournament. He sent it to warn him about the future but the younger Raiden doesn't understand the message. So the events of the the first three tournaments will be altered in the perception of Raiden trying to change the future. Written by
Did You Know?
The first Mortal Kombat to allow Johnny Cage to perform his "crotch punch" on female characters. See more
When Raiden's amulet falls off of his clothing near the end of the game, the cracks on the amulet are gone, but when the elder gods heal him (the amulet with him) the cracks reappear. See more
[approaches his throne
Kombatants. I am Shang Tsung. In the coming days each of you will fight. Some are here of their own volition. Others were brought here by chance. You participate in the most important Mortal Kombat in history. This tournament, the tenth after 9 Outworld victories will determine Earthrealm's fate. If you defeat all of your opponents, you will face 1 final challenge: me.