Warner Bros. Games today announced its new project: Mortal Kombat 1, the chapter that marks the return to the origins of the famous fighting game series that has conquered over 80 million fans in more than three decades. The game, made by NetherRealm Studioswill feature a completely revamped Mortal Kombat universe, offering fans a surprising, never-before-seen insight into the saga’s most beloved characters.
“Mortal Kombat 1 marks a new beginning for the franchise and we couldn’t be more excited to share this new story, accompanied by re-imaginings of classic characters, with our fans.” Ed Boon, creative lead of NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat. “We will also be introducing Kameo Fighters, who will add a unique lineup of companions to your party. Very soon we will be happy to show you this feature and other new elements of the game“.
The trailer and the release date of Mortal Kombat 1: at the start of the pre-order
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Mortal Kombat 1 will hit the market on September 19, 2023, for PlayStation5 (PS5), Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC consoles. Players will be able to immerse themselves in the old rivalries and personal stories of a wide range of characters. Among them, of course, there will be Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage and many others. The game will also introduce the Kameo wrestlers: companions of the characters who will be able to intervene during the fights, enriching the game possibilities.
The pre-order will be available from tomorrow, May 19, on all launch platforms in the following editions:
- Standard Edition available physically and digitally for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC, including Steam and the Epic Games Store.
- Premium Edition available in physical and digital versions for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, (Steam and Epic Games Store) and will include the full content of the standard edition, the Kombat Pack, Early Access to the game on September 14, and 1,250 Dragon Crystals (in-game currency). The Kombat Pack will include a Johnny Cage character skin featuring the appearance of renowned actor and martial arts expert Jean-Claude Van Damme (available on release day), early access to six new playable characters (available post-release), and five new Kameo fighters (available after release).
- Kollector’s Edition will be available in physical form at select retailers only for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S and will include Premium Edition content, early access, a 41cm Liu Kang figurine made by COARSE, an in-game skin for characters inspired by Liu Kang, three exclusive art prints, a steel case and an additional 1,450 dragon crystals (2,700 total).
Everyone who pre-orders will receive Shang Tsung as a playable character. Pre-orders on new-gen (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) will grant access to the August 2023 beta.