Mortal Kombat 1 Release Date: Earlier this year, Mortal Kombat 1 generated a great deal of online buzz. It resembled Scorpion’s quick movements! They told us that the series is starting fresh with a new parallel universe, which implies new character designs.
The gameplay appeared to be fresh and engaging, particularly the tag-and-assist-based Kameo Fighter system. Recently, on August 22 at Gamescom, they revealed a new trailer and confirmed additional characters for the game.
Since the game will be released in less than a month, we’d like to share everything we know about Mortal Kombat 1 here.
Mortal Kombat 1 Release Date
The verified release date for Mortal Kombat 1 is September 19, 2023, according to the developers. We trust no delays will occur!
Therefore, there is little time remaining before the intense conflicts commence. Now is the time to catch up on the lengthy and intricate story of the series before the release of the next game.
Mortal Kombat 1 is the second soft reboot after Mortal Kombat 9; this is excellent news. Therefore, it could be a decent entry point for those unfamiliar with the series of violent fighting games. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, it may be prudent to pre-order the game.
Can I acquire Mortal Kombat 1 in advance?
Without a doubt! Mortal Kombat 1 is available for pre-order from retailers such as GAME. Now, there are several variants of the game that you should be aware of before pre-ordering. These are they:
Order Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition in advance
- PS5 for £59.99
- Xbox Series X
- Nintendo Switch for £54.99
Digital pre-orders are also available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC (Epic Games Store and Steam). Once the game page goes live on each store, this option will become available.
Included with all pre-orders of the game is the playable character Shang Tsung.
Pre-ordering any Xbox Series X/S or PS5 version grants access to the Mortal Kombat 1 beta, scheduled to launch in August 2023.
Purchase the Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition in advance
Premium Edition of Mortal Kombat 1 can be pre-ordered from GAME for £84.99 on PS5 and £84.99 on Xbox Series X.
Strangely, it appears you cannot pre-order the Premium Edition on Nintendo Switch just yet; you’ll have to do so via the eShop.
The Premium Edition of the game includes everything in the Standard Edition (the basic game plus Shang Tsung) plus the following:
- A costume featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme for Johnny Cage
- Six new playable characters will be introduced post-launch (early access for one week).
- Five new Kameo Fighters will be added post-launch (early access for one week).
- Early Access (October 14, 2023)
- 1,250 Dragon Krystals (game currency) are required.
Additionally, you can pre-order the game online on all platforms, including PC, when the game’s store page goes live.
Order the Mortal Kombat 1 Collector’s Edition in advance
The Kollector’s Edition can only be pre-ordered through GAME for £239.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
It contains everything in the Premium Edition plus the following additional items:
- A 16.5 inch tall sculpture of Liu Kang designed by COARSE
- Three limited-edition art reproductions
- A steel case and a larger, fancier package for storage.
- Additional 1,450 Dragon Krystals (for a total of 2,700)
Which Platforms and Consoles Support Mortal Kombat 1?
Mortal Kombat 1 is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox One X/S, Microsoft Windows (via Epic Games Store and Steam), and Nintendo Switch. If you own a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you will be unable to play this latest soft reboot of Mortal Kombat 1.
Despite the hardware differences between the PS4 and Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch, it is notable that the game is only launching on the Nintendo Switch.
Warner Bros. Games, NetherRealm Studios, and the development teams have chosen to focus on current-gen platforms, with NetherRealm handling the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions, QLOC handling the PC port, and Shiver Entertainment & Sabre Interactive handling the Switch version.
Is There a Mortal Kombat 1 Trailer?
Yes, there are currently multiple trailers for Mortal Kombat 1, but we will show you the most recent one from Gamescom.
The new ‘MORTAL KOMBAT 1’ trailer has been released.