It’s finally here, the official Mortal Kombat 1 announcement trailer and it looks bloody gorgeous.
After previous teases from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and the official Twitter account of the franchise, NetherRealm Studios has finally confirmed Mortal Kombat 1, a full reboot of the franchise, but a continuation of Fire God Liu Kang’s era. The visuals seem to use Unreal Engine 5 as it is millions better than its predecessor, Mortal Kombat 11.
The currently confirmed characters based on the trailer are:
- Kung Lao
- Princess Kitana
- Princess Mileena
- Sub Zero
- Shang Tsung
- Fire God Liu Kang
With technology advancing forward, so does the visuals. That means the brutality has also leveled up to a whole new level because the trailer shows a lot of gore. New players who have not tried any Mortal Kombat game in their entire lives might have to look away because it’s a lot of blood, innards, and broken bones.
“It’s in Our Blood,” says the description of the video. It reveals that there will be a new fighting system, game modes, and Fatalities so get excited fans!
Mortal Kombat 1 pre-orders will go live tomorrow, May 19, 2023 at 10 AM PT. Pre-ordering the game will get Shang Tsung as a playable character. PlayStation and Xbox players will get Beta access, which will be available in August 2023.
Mortal Kombat 1 launches on September 19, 2023. It will be available on PC via Steam and Epic Games, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.