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

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Mortal Kombat 1 has officially been announced, and it stands as the 12th installment of the franchise. Here are all of the details you need on Mortal Kombat 1, including the release date, beta, platforms, and trailers.

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 revealed the release date, beta details, platforms, and thrilling trailers for this highly anticipated reboot. Brace yourself for intense battles, reimagined characters, and bone-crushing finishing moves.

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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 also be able to get early access starting from September 14, 2023 and will also receive the playable character Shang Tsung.

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How to play the Mortal Kombat 1 beta

Gain access to the Mortal Kombat 1 beta by pre-ordering the game. Pre-orders for Mortal Kombat 1 will go live on May 19, 2023, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

It’s unclear when the Mortal Kombat 1 beta will release, but those who are fans of the series should take this opportunity to sharpen their skills, explore the gameplay mechanics, and engage in thrilling online battles with fellow warriors.

What platforms is Mortal Kombat 1 releasing on?

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

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For now, it doesn’t seem like Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Mortal Combat 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 will feature an “immersive story campaign” and an online mode where you can battle others.

Mortal Kombat 1 will also bring a new Kameo Fighter system, which presents a “unique roster of Kameo fighter partners” that players can choose to assist them in battle.

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Mortal Kombat 1 confirmed characters

Despite not releasing an official roster yet, the trailer revealed some of the characters to expect in Mortal Kombat 1. Here’s a compilation of the confirmed fighters in the game thus far:

  • Liu Kang
  • Scorpion
  • Sub-Zero
  • Raiden
  • Kung Lao
  • Kitana
  • Mileena
  • Shang Tsung
  • Johnny Cage

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

Mortal Kombat 1 trailers

To provide a glimpse into the heart-pounding action that awaits players, Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios have released an announcement trailer.

This trailer showcases the revamped Mortal Kombat 1, with its reimagined characters and stunning visuals.

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