Mortal Kombat II picks up after the first one, with different stories on why the heroes and villians have returned to fight. With the additions of new characters, and fatalities, there are also babalities and hidden characters. Play as either Baraka, Sub Zero, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kitana, Mileena, Jax, Kung Lao, Reptile, Shang Tsung, or Raiden, and open the portal to Earth, or close it for all time. The fate of the Earth rests in your hands. <br><br>The forces of light have destroyed the forces of darkness in the Shaolin tournament, and the warriors returned home. Shang Tsung wasn't so lucky. He returned to the Outworld, where his emperor, Shao Kahn was prepared to put him to death for the death of Goro. In a moment of desperation, Shang Tsung devises a new plan. He will hold another tournament, this time in the Outworld, where the environment isn't so hospitible. There the earth warriors will have to face Shao Kahn himself, and in turn, have no chance of victory whatsoever. Then the portal to the Earth Realm will be opened for eternity, and Shao Kahn will lead his army to conquer the Earth.