Mortal Kombat 1 looks as absurdly violent as you'd hope, as brand new extended gameplay today showed some absolutely gruesome fatalities, one after another, and characters such as Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Scorpion, and Raiden showcased.
Revealed at Summer Game Fest, the new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer also showed off our first real look at assist characters, or Kameos. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon also took the stage after the trailer, detailing that Mortal Kombat 1 takes place in a "new timeline" where characters we've seen before have their stories told in a brand new way in a "reboot" of sorts.
Kameo fighters are chosen during character select after choosing your main fighter, and can be called out multiple times during a fight to assist with a single button press. Any character can be combined with any other Kameo fighter, allowing for deeper customization of movesets and more interesting possibilities for combo building. Some Kameo fighters are available in the main roster (yes you can combine Sub-Zero with Sub-Zero), while others are unique to the Kameo roster. Known Kameo fighters include Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Kano, Goro, Kung Lao, Stryker, and Jackson “Jax” Briggs.
Mortal Kombat 1 was revealed just last month, and is already approaching fast. The game will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19. The game will introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang, along with reimagined versions of a lot of iconic characters.
Mortal Kombat 1 Summer Game Fest 2023 Trailer
The upcoming reboot has also dealt with its fair share of leaks. After a slip from Warner Bros. Discovery on an earnings call earlier this year, Mortal Kombat 1's title was leaked just hours before its official announcement. The leaks didn't even end there, though, as Amazon may have leaked DLC characters.