Mortal Kombat 1 Continues to Impress with New ‘Banished’ Trailer


Mortal Kombat 1

By: Jason Siu


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The Mortal Kombat 1 Banished trailer reveals Reptile, Ashrah, and Havik

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There was zero chance Evo 2023 would come and go without an announcement from the team at NetherRealm Studios, with Mortal Kombat 1 nearing its release on September 19, 2023. Debuting at the world famous fighting tournament was the official Banished trailer, featuring three new confirmed fighters: Reptile, Ashrah, and Havik. In addition, the trailer confirms a new Kameo, Sareena.

All three characters come from different realms and are showcased in the new trailer along with more footage of gameplay and story elements. For those who are new to the Mortal Kombat franchise, Reptile is another fan favorite, who also goes by Syzoth. He’s a reptiloid slave and shapeshifter from the fringes of Outworld. Known for his ability to spew a powerful acid-like substance, Reptile’s latest iteration in Mortal Kombat 1 looks fantastic.

Meanwhile, Ashrah is a Netherrealm demon who has abandoned her ideologies and now fights with an enhanced Kriss dagger in her journey to find absolution. Finally, Havik, an anarchist rebel from Seido, is intent on taking down his world’s regime.

With Street Fighter 6 enjoying great success following its release in June, it’ll be interesting to see if newcomers to the fighting genre decide to check out Mortal Kombat 1 as well when it releases in September.

Mortal Kombat 1 box art

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Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

Release date: September 19, 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 – Official Banished Trailer

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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