Fans of the iconic Mortal Kombat franchise have been waiting for a long time for news on Mortal Kombat 1’s release, and now we finally have it. If you’re eager to get your hands on this game, pre-ordering can secure early access and unique features that you can get your hands on.
Release and Early Access Dates
The release date for Mortal Kombat 1, one of the most famous fighting games, is on September 19, 2023. Players who pre-order the premium or collector’s editions of the game will be given five-day early access on September 14.
How to Pre-Order Mortal Kombat 1?
- You can pre-order Mortal Kombat 1 online. The game is available for pre-order on many popular gaming stores, including PlayStation Store (PS5), Xbox Store (Xbox Series X|S), Steam (PC), and Nintendo Switch.
- To pre-order Mortal Kombat 1, go to the store on your preferred platform, look for the game, and select the “Pre-Order” button. Just follow the on-screen instructions, and you’ll soon be able to access the exclusive features and materials.
Mortal Kombat 1 Editions
- Standard Edition: Whether you prefer a physical copy or a digital download, the regular edition will cost $69.99.
- Premium Edition: For $109.99, this version includes 5-day early access, the Kombat pack, 1250 Dragon crystals, and the exciting feature of a Johnny Cage character skin resembling Jean-Claude Van Damme.
- Kollector’s Edition: At $249.99, this package comes with the Premium Edition and an additional 1450 Dragon crystals, three exclusive art prints, and an impressive 16.5-inch Liu Kang sculpture.
- For players still finding September 14 too far, Mortal Kombat 1 offers a beta version for players who pre-order on PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X/S.
- The beta will be available in August 2023. However, it excludes the PC and Nintendo Switch platforms.
What’s New in Mortal Kombat 1?
One of the most thrilling aspects of the new release is the introduction of “Cameo Fighters.” These characters assist during matches, expanding gameplay possibilities for players.
This innovative mechanic, similar to the tag mode from Mortal Kombat 9, allows players to select Cameo Fighters separately from the main roster.
However, players should be aware that some beloved characters may appear as cameo fighters instead of as part of the main roster.
Fans will be pleased to see a roster reimagined for Mortal Kombat 1, featuring favorites Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Katana, Molina, Shang Tsung, and Johnny Cage, among others.
Netherrum’s genre-defining story mode is back with a brand-new narrative featuring classic rivalries and original backstories from the diverse cast of legendary fighters. More details about online and offline modes will be revealed soon.
Do you need an internet connection to play Mortal Kombat 1?
- An internet connection is not required to play Mortal Kombat 1, accessing specific modes and features will be necessary.
- Mortal Kombat 1 will incorporate a rollback netcode to support online gameplay, allowing smoother online experiences.
With the release date approaching, the anticipation for Mortal Kombat 1 continues to build. Its unique features, including Cameo Fighters and a reimagined character line-up, promise a fresh experience for both new and veteran players. If you’re eager to be among the first to dive into this game, consider pre-ordering your copy today.
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