Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay Premieres at Summer Game Fest


Mortal Kombat 1

By: Jason Siu


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Mortal Kombat 1's gameplay world premiere will happen June 8

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Those hoping to see Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay tomorrow during the Sony PlayStation Showcase, will have to wait a bit longer. Geoff Keighley of Summer Game Fest has confirmed the world gameplay premiere of Mortal Kombat 1 will happen on June 8 at Summer Game Fest, when Ed Boon joins Keighley on stage. Announced last week, Mortal Kombat 1 is a reboot of the series and releases September 19, 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Switch. The game introduces a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe, created by the Fire God Liu Kang and features reimagined versions of iconic characters. Mortal Kombat 1 also brings a new fighting system, game modes, and more.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions are being developed by the NetherRealm team, while QLOC is developing the PC version of the game. Shiver Entertainment and Saber Interactive are responsible for the Switch version. While the full roster hasn’t been announced, NetherRealm did confirm the following characters: Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, and Johnny Cage. The game will also have Kameo Fighters, a unique roster of partner characters that can assist during matches, a new feature for Mortal Kombat. Finally, an FAQ page on the game’s website confirmed Mortal Kombat 1 will have rollback netcode for online gameplay.

For now, we’ll all have to patiently wait until June 8 to see gameplay footage for the next entry in this storied fighting franchise.

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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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