The brutality is back as Ed Boon and Geoff Keighley premiered gameplay footage for Mortal Kombat 1. The “1” signifies a reboot of the world after the events of the previous game, so characters will feature new stories and interactions. The introduction of the “Kameo Fighter” is a new gameplay mechanic that offers support moves including Fatalities. Finally, everyone who pre-orders the game will receive Shang Tsung as an in-game character, with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S users gaining access to an August Beta.
The trailer provides a fresh look at several legendary fighters, along with narrative hints about their backgrounds that offer a glimpse into what the Mortal Kombat 1 story holds. Liu Kang has restarted history by crafting a New Era for the sake of peace, while Mileena, twin sister of Kitana and rightful heir to Outworld’s throne, has been infected by a dreaded and lethal disease. Lin Kuei warriors and brothers Scorpion and Sub-Zero fight for the future of the clan, while Earthrealm champions Raiden and Kung Lao fight for family and honor. Johnny Cage, who is more concerned with staying relevant in the eyes of his fans, fights for his own vanity. Also joining the main roster is Kenshi Takahashi, who is on a quest to retrieve the revered sword, Sento, and restore his family’s name.
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