Mortal Kombat 1 is official and made a big effect with its reveal trailer, which showcased returning characters like Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Kitana, Kung Lao and Shang Tsung. After all, on condition that it takes place in a “reborn” universe following the occasions of Mortal Kombat 11, there’s the query of how a lot it ties into the earlier recreation.
In a brand new Kommunity Chat stream on Twitch (transcription through TweakTown), co-creator Ed Boon mentioned why the workforce calls it Mortal Kombat 1, describing it as “actually originally of a universe, in a way. It’s not a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story. Once more, the characters have fully totally different roles on this new timeline, and we actually needed to type of punctuate that, and emphasize that with our title.
“That is Mortal Kombat 1. It’s a model new starting, you’re going to be seeing these characters re-introduced with new roles and new relationships with one another. That’s the primary catalyst for calling it Mortal Kombat 1.”
It’s additionally value noting how Liu Kang is on the quilt. Scorpion beforehand headlines the covers for Mortal Kombat X and 11 and shared house with Sub-Zero on MK9’s cowl. Boon acknowledges that “Scorpion and Sub-Zero have all the time form of been the poster youngsters for Mortal Kombat.” Nevertheless, since this can be a universe created by Liu Kang, “We actually needed to combine issues up – the colour scheme in our key artwork is totally different. Liu Kang… that is the primary time we’ve actually featured him up in entrance.
“Once more, that is all about a complete new Mortal Kombat, and I feel that Liu Kang is a superb face to place up entrance to punctuate that this can be a model new Mortal Kombat and never only a continuation of the final one.”
Boon additionally mentioned loads of new data is coming, from revealing the brand new recreation modes, mechanics and look to the story. “We’ve been engaged on this recreation longer than another Mortal Kombat recreation. It’s going to indicate. You’re going to be excited to see the brand new stuff that we are able to’t wait to inform you about.”
Mortal Kombat 1 is out on September nineteenth for Xbox Collection X/S, PS5, PC and Nintendo Change. Premium and Kollector’s Version homeowners get entry to it 5 days earlier, and in addition the Kombat Pack, which incorporates six playable and 5 Kameo characters post-launch. Particulars for the latter have seemingly leaked, courtesy of Amazon Italy – test it out right here.