We interrupt your regularly scheduled clickbait for an important announcement: MORTAL KOMBAT IS BACK!
Hopefully without the “Lil’ Bulldog.”
The fighting franchise is returning to its roots with Mortal Kombat 1, a reboot of the groundbreaking video game dropping Sept. 10 for Playstation 5, Xbox Series 10, and Nintendo Switch. Like Street Fighter, it’s a popular entry among combat sports enthusiasts.
As for the movies … well, let’s save that for another post.
“Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities,” the website wrote. “Fight through a brand new story featuring your favorite Mortal Kombat characters like you’ve never seen them before. Choose from a unique roster of Kameo fighting partners to assist you in battle.”
Preorders start tomorrow (May 19) and come with Shang Tsung as a playable character.
Not surprisingly, Twitter is having a meltdown over the game’s new look, as well as its return to the beginning. 2023 is going to be a good year for fighting games, as Street Fighter 6 will also be released for all major systems in just a couple of weeks. In addition, Tekken 8 could find its way onto consoles at some point later this year.
OMFG THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! MORE BRUTAL THAN EVER
Ok, just like on MKX, I’ll need to preorder this, I want to play it NOW
God bless the souls of the developers that worked on this game, the gore is in another level. Amazing work pic.twitter.com/NbKrAL0Ynx
— ͏͏ (@yungbzz) May 18, 2023
BEST ANNOUNCEMENT TO WAKE UP TO OMFG
— Dabsyboi (@Dabsyboi) May 18, 2023
So uncomfortably violent LMAOOO can’t wait! I mean… Kan’t wait!
— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) May 18, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 is coming … but will you be playing?
This story originally appeared on MMA Mania