"Test Your Might."
— The announcer
"GET OVER HERE!"
A 2000 year old half human, half dragon, Goro has remained undefeated for the last 500 years. He won the title of Grand Champion by defeating Kung Lao, a Shaolin fighting monk. It was during this period that the tournament fell into Shang Tsung's hands and was corrupted.
The imperial court of immortals invites warriors of all styles to compete in a tournament of Mortal Kombat.
The contest will be held on the island fortress of Shang Tsung located in the center of the Lost Sea.
Grand prize: Your Continued Existence