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Mortal Kombat 12 Revealed As Mortal Kombat 1

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Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios have officially revealed that a rebooted Mortal Kombat 1 will arrive on September 19 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Following an earnings call tease earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery and NeatherRealm announced Mortal Kombat 1 officially on its website and released a reveal trailer (above).

"Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest title in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat videogame franchise developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios," reads a post on the website.

"The game will introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters."


"The game will introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters as they’ve never been seen before, along with a new fighting system, game modes, bone krushing finishing moves, and more."

Mortal Kombat 1 Trailer Screenshots

These characters so far include Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, and many more. NetherRealm has confirmed these characters to feature in a new Story Mode but is yet to reveal which other game modes will feature in Mortal Kombat 1.

Preordering a $109.99 Premium Edition will get players early access beginning on September 14 alongside 1,250 Dragon Krystals (the in-game currency), a Johnny Cage skin styled after Jean-Claude Van Damme, early access to six new playable characters, and five new Kameo Fighters.

These Kameo Fighters are a new roster of characters that assist the player during matches, and are chosen from a unique roster separate to the main Mortal Kombat 1 characters.

A $249.99 Kollector's Edition will be available too for just PS5 and Xbox Series that includes all Premium Edition content plus a 16.5 inch Liu Kang sculpture, three exclusive art prints, a steel case, and 1,450 additional Dragon Krystals.

A beta will be also take place in August for those who preorder any version of the game on PS5 and Xbox Series, while post-launch NetherRealm will add cross-play and cross-progression,

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the game since NetherRealm revealed it was working on a new project as of July 2021 after ending support on Mortal Kombat 11, while Johnny Cage voice actor Andrew Bowen teased in a swiftly deleted tweet that the 12th entry was in development.

Mortal Kombat 11 launched way back in 2019, marking a solid four-year wait for fans of a little (or a lot) graphic gore and violence in their fighting games.

In our 9/10 review of the previous game, IGN said: "Mortal Kombat 11 is the best game in the 27-year-old series thanks to deep, methodical new mechanics and fun story."


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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