After a series of tantalising hints from co-founder of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros Games have finally lifted the curtain on the latest addition to their celebrated franchise. Renamed Mortal Kombat 1, the latest game restarts the entire series, as Fire God Liu Kang performs a comprehensive universe reset, introducing a raft of fresh characters and novel features.
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Renowned for their innovative gameplay elements, NetherRealm titles have consistently pushed the boundaries. MK X introduced a variation system that allowed for customised character loadouts, while Injustice 2 added bespoke gear pieces for altering character stats in a multitude of ways.
The previous title, the latest offering before the reboot, further expanded on the gear system, enabling increased personalisation through enhanced character customisation. Mortal Kombat 1 promises to continue this tradition of inventive mechanics.
Warner Bros Games has revealed the introduction of the Kameo Fighter System in Mortal Kombat 1. In essence, Kameo Fighters offer a novel pool of sidekick characters who can be summoned to lend a hand during bouts. While the press release from Warner Bros was thin on specifics, the concept suggests similarities with the Marvel Vs Capcom franchise, where players are able to enlist the help of an NPC ally.
The Future of Kombat: Additional Characters and Kameo Fighters DLC
Ed Boon, NetherRealm’s Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Mortal Kombat, has promised an imminent reveal of this new mechanic, but is keeping details close to his chest. Nevertheless, alongside this announcement came the unveiling of Premium and Kollector’s Edition versions of the fighting title, featuring bonuses that include five new Kameo Fighters arriving post-launch. This clearly indicates plans to expand the playable roster and add fresh Kameo Fighters through future DLC.
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As with many fighting games, there’s much speculation around the character roster, with fans debating their preferred legacy characters. Recent leaks have hinted at potential guest characters including Homelander, Conan the Barbarian, and DC’s Peacemaker, although there has been no official confirmation of this.
Mortal Kombat 1 is set to launch on September 19th for PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Switch, and Xbox Series X.
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