I can still recall my first encounter with Mortal Kombat, although the details are a bit hazy. It might have been at an arcade or during a visit to a friend’s house—those memories tend to blur together. Regardless, what stands out is the sheer elation I experienced during that initial playthrough.
Despite my lack of dedication to the franchise throughout my life, I must clarify that if I find myself in the company of friends eager to engage in Mortal Kombat, I will gladly partake. However, I must admit that my skill level leaves much to be desired.
Nevertheless, the recent announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 1, the upcoming addition to the series, has piqued my curiosity and tempted me to reconsider my stance. It’s an utterly mind-boggling trailer, but it taps into the fundamental enjoyment of witnessing one character creatively dispatching another.
Who knows, perhaps Mortal Kombat 1 will reignite my passion for the game and rekindle the joy I felt during that very first encounter.
Mortal Kombat 1 will bring forth a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe, shaped by the Fire God Liu Kang. This installment promises a fresh take on iconic characters, presenting them in ways never seen before. Alongside these reimagined characters, players can expect a new fighting system, exciting game modes, bone-crushing finishing moves, and more.
However, let’s be honest, for most of us, the intricate plot may not be the primary focus. We’re more interested in the visceral satisfaction of smashing buttons to annihilate our friends in gruesome and shocking ways. Apologies to the concerned parents out there!
NetherRealm Studios is responsible for the development of Mortal Kombat 1, while Warner Bros. Games will handle the publishing. The game is slated for a worldwide release on September 19, 2023. You can look forward to experiencing it on various platforms, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as PC through the Steam and Epic Games Store.