Mortal Kombat 1 obtained an prolonged gameplay trailer on the Summer time Recreation Fest, held early Friday, and it appears to be like absurdly violent in all the fitting methods. The sport serves as a reboot — the start of a brand new timeline within the universe, solid by the Hearth God Liu Kang, following his ascension into godhood on the finish of Mortal Kombat 11. Whereas recognisable characters return, all of them bear new appears to be like and origin tales, with Scorpion and Sub-Zero now being reborn as brothers. The MK franchise creator Ed Boon additionally dropped by on-stage to explain the brand new Kameo Fighter system. Mortal Kombat 1 releases September 19 throughout PC, PS5, Xbox Sequence S/X, and Nintendo Swap.
The gameplay trailer largely serves as a visible showcase for all of the gore and brutal Fatalities we will anticipate from Mortal Kombat 1. The arenas look immersive as effectively, shifting from a country Asian restaurant, shrines, and even an costly villa that appears paying homage to the one from Lifeless Island 2. The Fatalities are excessive as normal — we see skulls getting stabbed by icicles, hearts getting ripped out, and bolts of electrical energy burning a gap via an opponent’s torso. Amidst the bloodshed, the fighters would usually name upon allies to exert quick bursts of harm, mid-combo, earlier than dipping out of the world once more. These are the brand new Kameo fighters, which creator Boon described in additional element.
When you decide your essential fighter from amongst the default roster, Mortal Kombat 1 reveals a second roster which features a fully totally different set of fighters, which because the title suggests, seem as a tag-team companion cameo by way of a single button press, and unload a series of assaults. Nonetheless, there’s some selection in it relying on what motion button you press concurrently. For example, summoning a Kameo whereas holding the down button can have them carry out a distinct transfer, in comparison with some other inputs. These characters may be known as in everytime you need, albeit there’s a meter that limits gamers from spamming it indefinitely. A full listing of Kameo fighters wasn’t revealed however at first look, it looks like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Jax, and Kano can be obtainable at launch.
“A few of the characters are going to be obtainable as Kameos in addition to the principle roster fighters. So you may play Sub-Zero with Sub-Zero,” Boon defined through the presentation. “However quite a lot of our Kameo fighters are form of, like, nods again to our first sport, so you will discover Sonya and Kano and Jax are of their older costumes.” Moreover, skilled martial artist and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme — finest identified for Bloodsport (1988) — is enjoying Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 1, obtainable as a pores and skin within the Kombat Pack add-on, included with the Premium and Kollector’s Version.
Mortal Kombat 1 releases September 19 on PC, PS5, Xbox Sequence S/X, and Nintendo Swap. Pre-ordering the sport grants entry to the highly effective sorcerer Shang Tsung, alongside beta entry in August, solely for PS5 and Xbox Sequence S/X gamers.