Warner Bros. Games has revealed the first gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 1. This is the latest instalment in the acclaimed videogame franchise by NetherRealm Studios. The video showcases the dynamic in-game action through a variety of characters and bone-krushing kombat. This trailer also spotlights the new Kameo Fighter system. This brings a unique roster of characters into the mix to assist during matches. This is all set against the backdrop of an original track entitled “Fatal (Mortal Kombat 1)” by Grammy-nominated artist ZHU.
The trailer also provides a fresh look at several legendary fighters. There are also narrative hints about their backgrounds that offer a glimpse into what the Mortal Kombat 1 story holds. Liu Kang has restarted history by crafting a New Era for the sake of peace, while Mileena, twin sister of Kitana and rightful heir to Outworld’s throne, has been infected by a dreaded and lethal disease.
Lin Kuei warriors and brothers Scorpion and Sub-Zero fight for the future of the clan. Then there are the Earthrealm champions Raiden and Kung Lao fighting for family and honour. Johnny Cage, who is more concerned with staying relevant in the eyes of his fans, fights for his own vanity. The main roster is also joined by Kenshi Takahashi. He is on a quest to retrieve the revered sword, Sento, and restore his family’s name.
Additionally, the video features various Kameo Fighters. These include Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Kano, Goro, Kung Lao, Stryker, and Jackson “Jax” Briggs. Each Kameo Fighter is based on a klassic version of the character pulled from over 30 years of Mortal Kombat history. They are shown performing offensive and support-based moves. These include devastating Fatal Blows, brutal Fatalities, and defensive Breakers.
Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) on the 19th of September.