Mortal Kombat 1 gets bloody in gameplay reveal at Summer Game Fest

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Mortal Kombat 1 had an extended gameplay reveal at the Summer Game Fest 2023, where they revealed some of the characters, new mechanics, and more. Here’s everything you need to know.

Some of the characters featured during the gameplay reveal include some known faces in the form of Lord Liu Kang, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Scorpion, and Sub Zero. These are a bunch of returning characters teased a few days ago that made the players excited.

Ed Boon, the creator of Mortal Kombat says, “It’s the beginning of a new timeline, characters you’ve seen before but the story is new and it’s a complete reboot.” He explained in a brief “Kommunity Chat” stream why the new game is titled Mortal Kombat 1 and why it’s a “new beginning”.

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Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat 1Summer Game Fest 2023
Liu Kang was one of the characters revealed at Summer Game Fest 2023.

As shown in the Summer Game Fest gameplay reveal, Mortal Kombat 1 will feature two rosters – one you can choose to play as and the second will feature the Kameo Fighters. They will join the fight, but you won’t be able to control them. Instead, they will assist your fights.

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You’d be able to unleash combos with them, considering the full arsenal of moves they will boast, and you can call them whenever you want during the battle.

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If you’ve played Injustice 2 in the past, you will also find familiarity with some of the mechanics shown during the gameplay reveal.

It’s also rumored that Mortal Kombat 1 will feature Megan Fox and Travis Scott. You should take this info with a pinch of salt and only time will confirm their presence in the game.