May 30, 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 is official and made a big effect with its reveal trailer, which showcased returning characters like Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Kitana, Kung Lao and Shang Tsung. In fact, on condition that it takes place in a “reborn” universe following the occasions of Mortal Kombat 11, there’s the query of how a lot it ties into the earlier sport.

In a brand new Kommunity Chat stream on Twitch (transcription through TweakTown), co-creator Ed Boon mentioned why the crew calls it Mortal Kombat 1, describing it as “actually initially of a universe, in a way. It isn’t a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story. Once more, the characters have utterly completely different roles on this new timeline, and we actually needed to form of punctuate that, and emphasize that with our title.

“That is Mortal Kombat 1. It’s a model new starting, you’re going to be seeing these characters re-introduced with new roles and new relationships with one another. That’s the principle catalyst for calling it Mortal Kombat 1.”

It’s additionally price noting how Liu Kang is on the quilt. Scorpion beforehand headlines the covers for Mortal Kombat X and 11 and shared house with Sub-Zero on MK9’s cowl. Boon acknowledges that “Scorpion and Sub-Zero have at all times form of been the poster kids for Mortal Kombat.” Nevertheless, since this can be a universe created by Liu Kang, “We actually needed to combine issues up – the colour scheme in our key artwork is completely different. Liu Kang… that is the primary time we’ve actually featured him up in entrance.

“Once more, that is all about an entire new Mortal Kombat, and I feel that Liu Kang is a good face to place up entrance to punctuate that this can be a model new Mortal Kombat and never only a continuation of the final one.”

Boon additionally mentioned loads of new info is coming, from revealing the brand new sport modes, mechanics and look to the story. “We’ve been engaged on this sport longer than some other Mortal Kombat sport. It’s going to point out. You’re going to be excited to see the brand new stuff that we are able to’t wait to let you know about.”

Mortal Kombat 1 is out on September nineteenth for Xbox Sequence X/S, PS5, PC and Nintendo Change. Premium and Kollector’s Version house owners get entry to it 5 days earlier, and in addition the Kombat Pack, which incorporates six playable and 5 Kameo characters post-launch. Particulars for the latter have seemingly leaked, courtesy of Amazon Italy – test it out right here.

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