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The Mortal Kombat 1 game has finally been announced after weeks of official teases and unauthorized rumors, and a brand-new video illuminates its relaunched world. This upcoming installment of the Mortal Kombat series, which will feature well-known characters in a world created by the ascending Fire God Liu Kang, will be a full reworking of the venerable genre, as implied by Mortal Kombat 11’s narrative climax.
As stated by NetherRealm Studios, this is a new Mortal Kombat chapter with new backstories, motivations, designs, and powers for characters including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, and more. The franchise’s dedication to bloody, gory battles and grisly deaths won’t change, as the game’s cinematic trailer makes very obvious.
Favorite fighters will still be able to smoosh villains’ heads, slit their throats, and knife-punch through meat and tissue, despite the tiny change in appearance. What more could you possibly ask for in a Mortal Kombat game?
More ‘Story Mode’ content will be included in Mortal Kombat 1’s regular gameplay, including ‘an immersive cinematic storyline containing unexpected twists on traditional rivalries and creative backstories for a wide-ranging cast of renowned fighters.’
The new Kameo Fighters feature in the game, which is defined as “a unique roster of partner characters that can assist during matches, creating expanded gameplay possibilities for players,” is another novel element. Some have hypothesized that this is how guest characters would appear in the game, including the rumored combatants Homelander (The Boys), Peacemaker (The Suicide Squad), and Conan the Barbarian. However, these fighters have not yet been unveiled.
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On September 19, 2023, Mortal Kombat 1 will be made available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch. When it debuts, it will be offered in a number of Special Editions, including:
- Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition (US $59.99 RRP): Contains the game on PCs or consoles, either physically or digitally.
- Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition (US $109.99 RRP): Includes the game physically or digitally on PC or consoles, as well as the ‘Kombat Pack’ (includes a Johnny Cage / Jean-Claude Van Damme character skin, early access to six new playable characters, and five Kameo Fighters), early access to the game on September 14, and 1,250 Dragon Krystals (virtual currency).
- Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector’s Edition, retailing for US $249.99: Includes the entire Premium Edition as well as a 16.5-inch Liu Kang sculpture, an inspired Liu Kang in-game character skin, three exclusive art prints, a steelbook case, and 1,450 extra Dragon Krystals. It is only available for the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S.
On May 19, 2023, preorders for all editions go on sale globally. Those who preorder the game will have access to the beta and the fighter Shang Tsung.