For ages it was a competition of honor and glory.
Noble warriors from around the globe were invited to take part,
each seeking to win the title of Grand Champion.
But that was a long time ago...before the tournament was corrupted
by the evil demon Shang Tsung, a warrior who took not only lives of his opponents,
but their very souls...with the aid of his pupil Goro, a hideous half-human dragon
Tsung began a domination of the contest which has lasted for centuries.
Today, 500 years later, the contest begins anew as warriors once again gather to partake in Mortal Kombat.