Warner Bros. Games and developer NetherRealm Studios have officially announced Mortal Kombat 1 and provided details like the release date, platforms, beta, features, and more.
The latest entry in the franchise that has sold more than 80 million units since it debut over 30 years ago is set to arrive on September 19 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The new entry introduces a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters as they’ve never been seen before.
The game will have a genre-defining Story Mode with an immersive cinematic narrative featuring unexpected twists on classic rivalries and original backstories for a wide-ranging case of fighting including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, and many others. The game will also introduce Kameo Fighters, a unique roster of partner characters that can assist during matches, creating expanded gameplay possibilities for players.
Pre-orders begin on May 19 with a Standard Edition, Premium Edition, and Kollector’s Edition being available. Anyone who pre-orders will get access to Shang Tsung as a playable fighter and access to the Beta that will take place in August 2023. You can learn about each edition and watch the first trailer below.
- Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition will be available physically and digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC, including Steam and Epic Games Store.
- Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition will be available physically and digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) and will include all Standard Edition content, along with the Kombat Pack, early access to the game beginning Sept. 14, and 1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency). The Kombat Pack will feature a Johnny Cage character skin with the likeness of famed actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme (available at launch), early access to six new playable characters (available post-launch), and five new Kameo Fighters (available post-launch).
- Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector’s Edition will be available physically at select retailers on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only and will include all Premium Edition content, and early access, along with a 16.5-inch Liu Kang sculpture designed by COARSE and an inspired Liu Kang in-game character skin, three exclusive art prints, a steel case, and 1,450 additional Dragon Krystals (2,700 total).