Mortal Kombat 1 may sound like a 1992 game, but it’s also set to be a 2023 game, following NetheRealm Studios’ announcement of a reboot. Taking us all the way back to original Mortal Kombat character roster, the Mortal Kombat 1 release date is set for this September.
Fans of the series likely expected some sort of shakeup after the world-ending antics of the previous game, Mortal Kombat 11. Fire God Liu Kang’s new era turns out to be a very old one, however, as we return to the series’ roots.
There’s a new story with classic characters returning, alongside a new fighting system, game modes, and, of course, fatalities. It’s quite hard to see what sort of reboot this is – whether it’s much more than just a fun name isn’t completely clear. The original MK1 isn’t exactly overflowing with story beats, after all.
When is the Mortal Kombat 1 release date?
Mortal Kombat 1 is set to launch on September 19, 2023 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC. You can check out the announcement trailer below.