Mortal Kombat 1: Release date, early access, platforms, characters, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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Mortal Kombat 1 has arrived in early access, and it stands as the 12th installment of the franchise. Here are all the details you need to know about Mortal Kombat 1, including the official release date, how to get early access, platforms, characters, and more.

Mortal Kombat fans, get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey into the revamped Mortal Kombat 1.

Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios have officially released the title in early access, giving fans a chance to experience the fighting title’s brutal gameplay first.

If you’d like to know all of the details about Mortal Kombat 1, including the official release date, platforms, and thrilling characters for this highly anticipated reboot, here’s everything you need to know.

Let’s dive into everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 release date & early access

Mortal Kombat 1 will release on September 19, 2023. Following Mortal Kombat 11, the devs have decided to strip back and bring a “reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters.”

Those who pre-order the game will be able to play the game now through early access, which started on September 14, 2023, and will also receive the playable character Shang Tsung.

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Mortal Kombat 1 will launch on September 19, 2023.

Mortal Kombat 1 platforms

Mortal Kombat 1 will grace multiple platforms, including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The PC version of Mortal Kombat 1 will be available through the Epic Games launcher and Steam.

Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay details

Mortal Kombat fans can expect a similar style of gameplay to what the franchise is known for producing, bloody and gory 2D combat with an emphasis on finishing blows. The game features an “immersive story campaign” and an online mode where you can battle others.

Mortal Kombat 1 also brings a new Kameo Fighter system, which presents a “unique roster of Kameo fighter partners” that players can choose to assist them in battle. Players can call these fighters mid-battle to make longer combos, trigger special attacks, or break their opponent’s combo.

Once players pick their character, another selection screen will let them pick their Kameo fighter. Some characters will only be available as Kameo fighters and not main fighters. On the other hand, iconic characters, like Sub-Zero and Scorpion, will be available to pick as either.

Kameo fighters also participate in Fatalities and Finishing Blows, which brings a new layer of excitement for fans.

All Mortal Kombat 1 characters

There are a total of 23 characters available in Mortal Kombat 1, here’s the full list:

  1. Liu Kang
  2. Scorpion
  3. Sub-Zero
  4. Raiden
  5. Kung Lao
  6. Kitana
  7. Mileena
  8. Shang Tsung
  9. Johnny Cage
  10. Kenshi
  11. Smoke
  12. Rain
  13. Baraka
  14. Tanya
  15. Li Mei
  16. Geras
  17. Reptile
  18. Ashrah
  19. Havik
  20. Sindel
  21. General Shao
  22. Nitara
  23. Reiko

Kameo fighters

  • Goro
  • Sub-Zero
  • Kano
  • Jax
  • Stryker
  • Sonya
  • Cyrax
  • Sektor
  • Frost
  • Darrius
  • Sareena
  • Montaro
  • Shujinko
  • Kung Lao
  • Scorpion

As more fighters are released, we’ll be sure to update this section.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack DLC content

NetherRealm Studios have revealed all the fighters that will make up the first Kombat Pack DLC of Mortal Kombat 1. As rumors and leaks suggested, players can expect interesting crossovers with popular and very bloody franchises like The Boys and Invincible.

Here’s the list of characters included in Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack:

  • Ermac
  • Homelander
  • Omni-Man
  • Peacemaker
  • Quan Chi
  • Takeda

The official Kombat Pack trailer gives players a first look at all these fighters:

If you want to know more about Mortal Kombat 1, be sure to check these other guides:

Mortal Kombat 1: How to get Johnny Cage’s Hype Meter up | What is a Quitality Mortal Kombat 1? Finishing move explained | Will Mortal Kombat 1 be on Steam Deck? | Will Mortal Kombat 1 have crossplay? | Mortal Kombat 1 PC requirements

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