Mortal Kombat 1 Announced in Brutal CG Trailer, Also Coming to Ninte...
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The universe has been reborn, with NetherRealm and Warner Bros. Interactive announcing the series reset by way of a stylish and uplifting trailer that lulls you into a massive false sense of security ahead of turning things back to how they should be with this franchise -- bloody and damn gory.
NetherRealm’s genre-defining Story Mode returns with an immersive cinematic narrative featuring unexpected 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, Johnny Cage, and many others. Mortal Kombat 1 will also introduce Kameo Fighters, a unique roster of partner characters that can assist during matches, creating expanded gameplay possibilities for players.
“With Mortal Kombat 1 we are bringing a reimagined universe to the legendary franchise which has captivated gamers for more than 30 years and continues to top itself,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “The talented team at NetherRealm Studios continues to push the series forward in bold ways that have consistently expanded the global audience, and we believe Mortal Kombat 1 will continue to attract new players as well as thrill our core fans.”
“Mortal Kombat 1 marks a new beginning for the franchise and we couldn’t be more excited to share this original storyline and fresh take on classic characters with our fans,” said Ed Boon, Chief Creative Officer, NetherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat. “We’re also introducing our Kameo Fighter system which brings a unique roster of partner characters into the mix, and we are looking forward to showing this feature as well as more new elements of the game very soon.”
Probably the most notable aspect of the announcement is that the game will be coming to Nintendo Switch, which might be alarm bells to some (in the sense that development hasn't been as expansive if the aim has been parity), but we trust the wizards at NetherRealm to do the game justice regardless of platform.
The game is scheduled to release September 19. Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.