Mortal Kombat 1 Revealed and Releasing on September 19th

After much teasing and hinting at a new game incoming, Ed Boon and Netherrealm Studios finally unveiled their next project. Mortal Kombat 1 is real and is taking the series back in time, giving a new beginning to the ongoing franchise. Fans of the Mortal Kombat series will get a new look at some of their favorite fighters and a new story that will continue building out the MK universe. And the game is coming out sooner than you think.

Mortal Kombat 1 will be releasing September 19th for all platforms. This includes PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, and Steam on PC. Preorders for the game start on May 19th and will give players access to an upcoming beta for the game is out. Those who preorder Mortal Kombat 1 will also gain access to Shang Tsung as a playable character, which appears to be a younger version of the evil sorcerer than what we’ve seen in previous Mortal Kombat entries.

The official reveal trailer of the game shows a brand new world that has been created by Fire God Liu Kang, after the events of Mortal Kombat 11. Not only do we get our first glimpse at a fighter that is believed to be the great Kung Lao, who appeared at the end of MK11, but also a look at some classic characters. We see younger versions of Scorpion and Sub-Zero getting ready to do battle, Kitanna and her evil twin Milleena being greeted by the citizens of Edenia, and the arrival of Shang Tsung through a portal.

While Liu Kang gives a monologue talking about the new world and challenges to come, he also appears to the great Kung Lao and does battle with the younger Shang Tsung, showing what may be the first Fatality of Mortal Kombat 1 that we know of. While it’s a safe bet that every character we see in the trailer will appear in the game’s roster, there may be more characters that Netherrealm Studios has yet to reveal, which could be shown in the coming months as we get closer to the official release.

Over on the official website for Mortal Kombat 1 that went live during the trailer’s release, the game will include a number of big features. Mortal Kombat 1 will have new game modes, a new fighting system, a brand new story, as well as fatalities and finishers. The story will take place in the new world that has been created by Fire God Liu Kang, which will include all of the characters shown in the trailer. But what’s interesting is that the website says players will be able to choose Kameo fighters to help assist them in combat, which may or may not hint at fighter assists during matches. The website says the Kameo fighters are unique but gives no additional details as to what that means.

For now, we’ll have to wait to see if another trailer and extra details about Mortal Kombat 1 are given at any upcoming presentations or events. Both the PlayStation Showcase and Xbox Game Showcase are happening in late May and mid-June, which can be possible spots for Mortal Kombat 1 to make another appearance. With any luck, more fighters and details about the fighting system and story will be revealed for fans who are eagerly awaiting to play the next entry of the Mortal Kombat series.

What do you think of the reveal of Mortal Kombat 1? Are you excited to play this when the game is out on September 19, 2023? Share your thoughts about Mortal Kombat 1 in the comments down below! strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo is a writer and content creator that has been covering video games, movies, and various sides of entertainment for over a decade. He has published reviews and articles on many different outlets and continues to make content for different platforms. Jakejames also makes video content regularly for places like YouTube and TikTok, and share daily posts about gaming on social media.

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