Warner Bros. Discovery and NetherRealm Studios have officially revealed that a rebooted Mortal Kombat 1 will arrive on September 19 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Following an earnings call tease earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery and NeatherRealm announced Mortal Kombat 1 officially on its website and released a reveal trailer on YouTube.
“Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest title in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat videogame franchise developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios,” reads a post on the website.
“The game will introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe that has been created by the Fire God Liu Kang, featuring reimagined versions of iconic characters as they’ve never been seen before, along with a new fighting system, game modes, bone-krushing finishing moves, and more.”
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the game since NetherRealm revealed it was working on a new project as of July 2021 after ending support on Mortal Kombat 11, while Johnny Cage voice actor Andrew Bowen teased in a swiftly deleted tweet that the 12th entry was in development.
Mortal Kombat 11 launched way back in 2019, marking a solid four-year wait for fans of a little (or a lot) graphic gore and violence in their fighting games.
When the new Mortal Kombat game is released, it will be the 12th mainline installment in the fighting gaming series that dates all the way back to 1992. However, while it’s the 12th mainline release, it’s actually the 28th release in total once you take into account spin-offs and other types of releases. Since its debut in 1992, the series hasn’t undergone dramatic changes like many series from this time. The first game in the franchise that debuted in arcades 30-ish years ago is largely the same thing as the new installment.