Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay Reveal – Fatalities, Story Details, Characters, and more!

Mortal Kombat 1 looks absolutely brutal.

Summer Game Fest is one of my favorite events in the gaming industry, and SGF 2023 did not disappoint. One highlight for me was the first gameplay reveal of Mortal Kombat 1. From characters and cameo fighters to fatalities and story details, Mortal Kombat 1 looks poised to be one of the best entries in the series.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Story

The story of Mortal Kombat 1 is essentially a reboot, as Liu Kang resets the world after becoming God of Fire. This entry follows Mortal Kombat 11 but occurs in Liu Kang's universe.

However, the reboot applies to the timeline and not necessarily the game series itself. We don't have much more details on the game's story yet, but I cannot wait to see what comes next. We'll likely get more details as Mortal Kombat 1 gets closer to its release date.

New and old characters

Many iconic fighters from the Mortal Kombat series are present in Mortal Kombat 1. However, players can expect new looks with the new timeline as God of Fire Liu Kang reboots the world.

We don't have the full list of characters yet, but here are the characters that have been revealed so far:

  • Liu Kang
  • Scorpion
  • Sub Zero
  • Johnny Cage
  • Raiden
  • Kung Lao
  • Shang Tsung
  • Kitana
  • Mileena
  • Kenshi

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Mortal Kombat 1 Cameo Fighters

Cameo Fighters act as assists to provide further combos and team-ups. With a single button press, you can summon your ally, but the move will change depending on your input direction. This can extend your combos or catch opponents off guard. These are time-based, and players can expect cameo-specific fighters and main fighters to be available too.

  • Sonya
  • Jax
  • Goro

Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities

Fatalities are back, to no one's surprise, and look more brutal than ever. From breaking bones to slicing off limbs, players will practically feel like they are drenched in blood in real life as their favorite Mortal Kombat characters finish one another off. One that stood out to me was Scorpion's fatality, which practically broke every bone and decapitated every limb of Johnny Cage.

For more information on Mortal Kombat, check out Best Mortal Kombat characters of all time, ranked and All Mortal Kombat games, ranked on Pro Game Guides.

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