Following some teases and even just a few leaks, Netherealm has formally introduced a brand new entry within the long-running Mortal Kombat sequence titled Mortal Kombat 1. A delightfully gory trailer confirmed that the brand new sport shall be launching on September nineteenth of this yr for Xbox Sequence S/X, Ps 5, Nintendo Swap and PC.
I really like having only a few months between the sport being introduced and it being playable. It’s far nicer than the standard triple-A nonsense the place a sport is usually revealed years earlier than it’s ever going to be launched.
Because of the sequence’ affinity for timeline-altering buggery the brand new Mortal Kombat is each a sequel and a reboot of kinds. The trailer clearly signifies that we’re selecting up the story after the top of Mortal Kombat 11’s implausible Aftermath DLC which (spoiler warning) noticed Liu Kang develop into a God and achieve management of Kronika’s big hourglass, granting him the power to rewrite historical past. There was much more nonsense within the precise story involving time-travelling madness, however that’s the gist of it.
Mortal Kombat 1’s new trailer reveals us a glimpse of Liu Kang’s new world the place he claims individuals could make the selection “whether or not to reside in quiet serenity or bloody strife.” We get hints of this being a barely extra chilled-out Mortal Kombat with long-time rivals Scorpion and Sub-Zero seemingly setting apart their variations and Mileena and Katana managing to be in the identical carriage with out making an attempt to tear one another to items.
In fact, peace and prosperity would make for a shite Mortal Kombat sport so everybody’s favorite dickhead sorcerer Shang Tsung reveals up. Cue some severely grotesque fatalities which are so photo-realistic it’d really make you throw up.
The official website drops some very small hints at what we are able to anticipate, mentioning a brand new preventing system and new sport modes. Maybe essentially the most intriguing piece of knowledge is the brand new Kameo system, which the sport describes as “Select from a novel roster of Kameo preventing companions to help you in battle.”
An “immersive” marketing campaign can also be promised, which might be a difficult proposition as a result of Mortal Kombat 11’s meaty singleplayer was already fairly freaking superior. Can Netherealm prime it?
I can’t clarify how excited I’m to tear out some spines once more.