For all my fighting game fanatics, it looks like 2023 is shaping up to be a great year. Street Fighter 6 was released earlier this year to rave reviews and now the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 1 was released Sept. 14th for all consoles. NetherRealm Studios basically rebooted the MK universe and so far the fans are loving it.
“Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 1 introduces a new beginning for the franchise with a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by Fire God Liu Kang, featuring iconic heroes and villains reimagined as they’ve never been seen before,” Warner Bros. said in a release. “The genre-defining Story mode provides a fresh cinematic narrative with new relationships, unexpected twists on classic rivalries, and original backstories for a wide-ranging cast of characters.”
Check out the official launch trailer!
Warner Bros. says the game “features a robust roster of fighters with unique abilities and Fatalities, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Rain, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Geras, Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, General Shao, Sindel, Reiko, Shang Tsung, and the vampire heroine Nitara played by actress Megan Fox.”
A new game mode is also exciting for gamers.
The game “extends the single-player offering with the debut of Invasions, a progression-based mode where gamers can traverse the realms via an interactive map, experiment with different character builds, and complete numerous challenges to earn a variety of rewards, all built on a themed six-week seasonal schedule.”