Is Mortal Kombat 1 on Nintendo Switch?

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Mortal Kombat 1 is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, but many are wondering if the fighting game is on the Nintendo Switch.

Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest installment of the iconic fighting franchise from NetherRealm, and it presents players with both the classic brutal gameplay and characters with some new additions such as the Invasion mode and Kameo fighters.

MK1 launched in early access on September 14 for those who pre-ordered the title, with the official release set for September 19. The game arrives on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, but many are wondering if it will be available on Nintendo’s handheld device, the Switch.

Here’s everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat 1‘s availability on the Nintendo Switch.

Is Mortal Kombat 1 available on the Switch?

Mortal Kombat 1 is available on the Nintendo Switch, and for those who pre-order the title, the game is available on the handheld platform as of September 14, 2023.

If you’d rather hold off on the pre-order and early access, the game officially launches on September 19, fans will be able to purchase Mortal Kombat 1 on the Nintendo eShop for $69.99/£59.99.

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Mortal Kombat 1 is officially available on the Nintendo Switch.

As Mortal Kombat 1 is available on the Switch, this has led to some questions about its performance on the handheld console, which is a much less powerful system than the other platforms the game is available on.

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Ultimately, the graphics and performance will be a downgrade compared to the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions of the game, however, you’ll be able to enjoy the game on the go, which is a fair trade-off.

Some have also asked questions about Mortal Kombat 1’s compatibility with the Steam Deck, another handheld gaming device, so check out our piece on MK1’s Steam Deck availability if you’re interested, or check out some of our other guides below:

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