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Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay Reveal

Mortal Kombat 1 is officially getting its first gameplay reveal tomorrow.
Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay Reveal

Mortal Kombat 1 is getting an official gameplay reveal tomorrow during Summer Game Fest, and it'll reportedly be a pretty in-depth look. This likely means multiple minutes of gameplay, possibly a full match in-game, showing off what the new fatalities look like and how Netherrealm is truly taking advantage of the new-generation systems.

It also sounds as though players can look forward to a few new character announcements this coming Thursday, bolstering the already confirmed Mortal Kombat 1 Character list. In the last few days, creative director Ed Boon teased (seen below) that some Mortal Kombat 4 characters could be making a comeback. Could we see a reveal for the rumoured Reiko of Mortal Kombat 1? Will fan-favorite Reptile return after skipping Mortal Kombat 11. Either way, fans should get plenty of answers.

When does Mortal Kombat 1 release?

Mortal Kombat 1 releases in September of this year, meaning that we're only a few months away from it. There's the potential here (though it could be unlikely) that we see a new installment from all three of the main fighting franchises (Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat), especially if Tekken 8 releases this year and Mortal Kombat 1 makes the September 19, 2023 release date.

Is Mortal Kombat 1 A Reboot?

While it may appear to many that Mortal Kombat 1 is a reboot, it's not. The Mortal Kombat 11 DLC ends with the world being reset, and this is the new world. You can tell this by the fact that Liu Kang still appears to be what is in essence a god in the reveal trailer for Mortal Kombat 1, and this is how he reshaped the entire world. It's also not the first time that Mortal Kombat has reset its world, and everything from previous worlds still impacts the new worlds.

Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay Reveal 

There's a lot to unpack here, but the main thing to focus on is the brilliant fatalities that are back in the game, as you'd expect. Ed Boon also came out on stage during Summer Game Fest to discuss how they've changed up the dynamics of character relationships, such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero now being brothers.

Boon also dived deep into how Kameo characters work, stating that they worked essentially as assist trophies, with new moves available depending on your choices. It's a one-button special that allows you to do different moves.