Demanding fighting game Mortal Kombat 1 from Warner Bros. Games and developers from NetherRealm Studios has already received a lot of trailers, but new promotional video wasn’t quite normal.
In the (almost) two-minute video titled “It’s In Our Blood,” actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista strolls the city and awakens the inner warriors in people from all walks of life.
It is noteworthy that in the new trailer Batista plays a role similar to that of the character Liu Kang, who in Mortal Kombat 1 is the god of fire who reincarnated the universe in the game.
How implied Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and viewers have noticed that the new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer was a huge nod to the iconic console launch commercial for the very first game in the series back in 1993.
“The Mortal Monday commercial marked the beginning of our home console game development journey. It is our pleasure to pay tribute to such a memorable moment in Mortal Kombat history as we near the release of our latest game.”— explained boone
Mortal Kombat fans who saw the original commercial (see the video above) were delighted with the new trailer and the work of the studio’s marketing department. “This is how games should be promoted!” – thinks Retro_Games_of_Time.
Mortal Kombat 1 is expected to release September 19th on PC (Steam, EGS), PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch. As part of gamescom 2023, the developers showed a new gameplay trailer and the beginning of the game.