Warner Bros. Games Launches ‘Mortal Kombat 1’

Early access available now for premium editions.
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September 17, 2023

Scene from “Mortal Kombat 1.”
Scene from “Mortal Kombat 1.”Warner Bros. Games

Warner Bros.

Games has announced “

Mortal Kombat 1

,” the latest installment in the acclaimed video game franchise, is now available for early access on PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch system and PC as part of the Premium Edition. The “Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition” will launch worldwide Sept. 19. 

Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, “Mortal Kombat 1” introduces a new beginning for the franchise with a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by Fire God Liu Kang, featuring heroes and villains reimagined as they’ve never been seen before. The genre-defining Story mode provides a fresh cinematic narrative with new relationships, unexpected twists on classic rivalries and original backstories for a wide-ranging cast of characters. 

“Mortal Kombat 1” extends the single-player offering with the debut of Invasions, a progression-based mode where gamers can traverse the realms via an interactive map, experiment with different character builds and complete numerous

challenges to earn a variety of rewards, all built on a themed six-week seasonal schedule. 

The “Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition” is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), and includes early access to the game along with the post-launch downloadable content (DLC) Kombat Pack and 1250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency). The Kombat Pack includes a Johnny Cage character skin with the voice and likeness of actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme (available now), early access to playable fighters, Quan Chi, Ermac, Takeda, Peacemaker, Omni-Man and Homelander (available post-launch) and Kameo Fighters, Ferra, Johnny Cage, Khameleon, Mavado and Tremor (available post-launch). The “Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition” (physical and digital) can be preordered on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) and will be available Sept. 19. All pre-orders will receive Shang Tsung as an in-game playable character. 

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