The terrifying Geras has been announced as the latest playable fighter joining the main roster for Mortal Kombat 1. The Elder God with the power of time has returned with a fresh new coat of paint.

Featured in a new trailer revealing a first look at gameplay and story elements, Geras is an eternal being. He has been reconstructed by Fire God Liu Kang. He also retains the memories of the innumerable timelines he has watched pass and fade. His unpredictable fighting style reflects his ability to manipulate the flow of time. He does this by freezing, rewinding, and replaying it to his advantage, in service of protecting Liu Kang’s vision.

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. Playable fighters Quan Chi, Ermac, and Takeda, along with guest fighters Peacemaker, Omni-Man, and Homelander will be featured in the post-launch DLC Kombat Pack. Which is available now for pre-order as part of the Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition and Kollector’s Edition.

I have to say the best part so far with all these announcements is their fresh origins. Geras is new in the Mortal Kombat kanon and it’s interesting to see this latest version appear as an ally to Fire God Liu Kang.

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