Mortal Kombat 1 Launching September 19 on PC and Consoles

Mortal Kombat 1

Warner Bros. Games dropped a bombshell with the reveal of a new title in the Mortal Kombat franchise launching September 19. Dubbed Mortal Kombat 1, it's going to introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat universe created by none other than Fire God Liu Kang. The game is set to feature reimagined versions of iconic characters on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

Before you read any further, you can watch the official announcement trailer below:

This upcoming title brings back the Story Mode and continues to offer an immersive cinematic narrative with surprise twists on classic rivalries and original backstories for a wide-ranging cast of legendary fighters including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, and Johnny Cage.

Mortal Kombat 1 will also introduce Kameo Fighters, a unique roster of partner characters that can assist players during matches. This should open more gameplay possibilities.

In a statement, Warner Bros. Games President David Haddad revealed that with this game, they're introducing a reimagined universe to an already legendary franchise. He said that the game is not only going to attract new players but also provide a thrill to the core fans.

Meanwhile, Ed Boon, Chief Creative Officer of NetherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat, shared that this serves as a new beginning for the series and they're excited to share an original storyline and a fresh take on the franchise's classic characters.

Pre-Order Now

Starting May 19, Mortal Kombat 1 will be for pre-order on all launch platforms:

  • Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition
    • Available physically and digitally for $69.99.
    • Available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC, including Steam and Epic Games Store.
  • Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition
    • Available physically and digitally for $109.99.
    • Available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).
    • Includes all standard edition content, along with:
      • Kombat Pack
        • A Johnny Cage character skin with the likeness of famed actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme (available at launch).
        • Early access to six new playable characters (available post-launch).
        • Five new Kameo Fighters (available post-launch).
      • Early access to the game starting September 14.
      • 1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency).
  • Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector's Edition
    • Available physically at select retailers for $249.99.
    • Only for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
    • Comes with:
      • All premium edition content.
      • Early access.
      • A 16.5-inch Liu Kang sculpture designed by COARSE and an inspired Liu Kang in-game character skin.
      • Three exclusive art prints.
      • Steel case.
      • 1,450 additional Dragon Krystals (2,700 total).

Those who pre-order also get Shang Tsung as an in-game playable character, and those who pre-order the game for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S will get access to the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta, which is available in August 2023.

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