As promised, the highly anticipated fighting game Mortal Kombat 1 from NetherRealm Studios was unveiled on June 8th during the Summer Game Fest presentation. On stage at the event, the project was introduced by series co-writer Ed Boon.
Keep in mind that Mortal Kombat 1 is another reboot of the series. Events unfold in a universe reincarnated by the fire god Liu Kang with reimagined versions of iconic characters.
For example, in the new reality, Scorpio and Sub-Zero have become brothers, which doesn’t stop them from kicking and punching each other, impaling each other with sharp knives, or breaking each other’s bones. In four minutes of Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay (see below), that goodness is enough.
Cameo Fighters can aid the main character in battle – these are a separate group of heroes (sometimes overlapping with the main character) who can be invoked at the push of a button to perform a contextual technique.
They will not allow you to abuse the cameo – for the call you need to accumulate special energy. The wizards include references to past games in the series. Among them, Boone highlighted Jax, Kano and Sonya.
The audience enthusiastically welcomed the first gameplay of MK1 (more than 35,000 likes) on the plot twists, arena development and fatality ingenuity: “Mortal Kombat keeps surprising even after 30 long years”admitted Nightshade720.
Mortal Kombat 1 is expected to release on September 19th on PC (Steam, EGS), PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch. Boon has confirmed that Jean-Claude Van Damme will voice Johnny Cage in the game. More demos will follow this summer.