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NetherRealm delivers on allowing player expression with one of the best rosters the series has ever seen — Mortal Kombat 1 review

Mortal Kombat 1 is slated to be released on September 19, 2023. However, those that pre-order the Premium Edition or the Kollector's Edition will be able to access the game early on September 14, 2023.

I've been a Mortal Kombat fan since the very first entry, so I was elated to get the opportunity to review the game early thanks to Warner Bros. (WB) and NetherRealm Studios (NRS) providing me an early copy. I've only had the game for about a couple of days now, but I've already put in about 12 hours exploring all that Mortal Kombat 1 has to offer.

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Mortal Kombat 1 final Kombat Kast before launch live stream

NetherRealm Studios is returning for one final big show before launch. Mortal Kombat 1 will be officially released via early access tomorrow for anyone who pre-ordered the Premium Edition of the game, and the developers behind the title are running their final Kombat Kast before the game's launch today.

With this being the last big Kombat Kast before the game's release, we expect this to be an action-packed show.

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The Xenomorph may not be in Mortal Kombat 1, but one of Shang Tsung's Fatalities is definitely an Alien reference

Back in Mortal Kombat X, fans were lucky enough to get both the Xenomorph and Predator in the same fighting game in pretty awesome fashion.

Though they may be gone in Mortal Kombat 1, that doesn't mean there still won't be Alien references to be found.

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NetherRealm Studios finally provides update on Kross-Play in Mortal Kombat 1

The time for Mortal Kombat 1's impending arrival is rapidly approaching, and there's still just a bit more to talk about the game before then.

After basically staying silent on the matter for months, NetherRealm Studios has finally provided something of an update to fans on the status of cross-platform play in MK1.

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New Mortal Kombat 1 trailer reveals Reiko and Shang Tsung gameplay

A new trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 has dropped just a couple of days before the early access release for the Premium and Kollector Editions. During this trailer, Reiko was finally revealed to be a playable character.

Additionally, gameplay from Shang Tsung is shown off in the trailer. Though Shang Tsung was revealed to be a pre-order bonus very early on, this is actually the first time we've seen him in action.

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One last new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer is coming this week before release

Although Mortal Kombat 1 was first unveiled just a handful of months ago, the game is now just a few days away from being in the hands of players.

Before that happens, however, it seems NetherRealm Studios has one more trailer on the way for MK1 before release.

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Ed Boon reveals his favorite piece of Mortal Kombat memorabilia after all these years

There's so much history across the 30+ years of Mortal Kombat's existence, and so much of it comes from outside the games but is not nearly as often talked about.

During his recent appearance on Hot Ones with First We Feast, MK Co-creator Ed Boon is asked what his favorite piece of Mortal Kombat memorabilia is from these past decades, and he's got a pretty interesting answer.

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One final Kombat Kast coming before Mortal Kombat 1 launch next week

It sure does feel like Mortal Kombat 1 was just unveiled not that long ago at all, but it's already almost here and in our hands.

Before that happens, however, NetherRealm Studios revealed today they are going to hold one last Kombat Kast before the game releases.

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New Mortal Kombat 1 trailer gives us more Van Damme Johnny Cage, his second Fatality, and Kameo Fighter Scorpion

Mortal Kombat 1 is almost here. Next week, players who pre-ordered the Premium Edition of the game will be given access to the title a week ahead of its September 19 launch.

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games have been releasing trailers and announcements consistently this week in anticipation of the game's launch, and just yesterday we saw Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon on the internet show Hot Ones, which also gave fans their first look at the special Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage. Today, a new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer has been released that provides a full look at this amazing skin, as well as our first look at Johnny's second Fatality and some more footage of Kameo Fighter Scorpion.

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Ed Boon: Mortal Kombat 1's single player mode is like a board game that's so big it covers a few city blocks

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and his teams are always coming up with new approaches and twists on the tried and true MK formula, and that's as true as ever when it comes to the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1.

The NetherRealm Studios crew is rebooting the franchise's story once again, but this time they're telling it through Invasions Mode, a single player experience unlike anything Mortal Kombat has seen to date. Ed Boon offered some exciting details on Invasions and more in a recent interview with PlayStationAccess.

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First gameplay footage of Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 1 revealed

NetherRealm Studios is just full of surprises this week. After releasing the official announcement for Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1 — who is being voiced and portrayed by famous actress Megan Fox — just earlier today we learned that the head honcho himself, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, did an episode of Hot Ones.

Even more surprising is that this episode of Hot Ones also featured our first gameplay glimpse at the special Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 1. Boon also provided some details about this skin during his Hot Ones interview as well.

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Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon takes on the spicy wings of death in latest episode of Hot Ones

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has been on a press run lately for his upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat 1. We've seen Ed talking about MK1 all over the place as of late, including sitting down for various interviews, presenting at major video game shows, and tweeting every hint (and red herring) that he can.

Never did we expect the legendary video game designer to make his latest stop, however — a show with hot questions and even hotter wings. That's right, the man himself takes on the spicy wings of death in the latest episode of Hot Ones.

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Megan Fox isn't just the voice of Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1, she's pretty good at playing Mortal Kombat games too

NetherRealm Studios hit fans with a surprise announcement yesterday by revealing not only that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance's Nitara is making her grand return in Mortal Kombat 1, but also that her likeness and voice is being portrayed by none other than world famous actress Megan Fox.

In the reveal trailer, Fox can be seen acting out lines and talking about her collaboration with the Mortal Kombat series. What you might not know, though, is that Fox isn't just playing Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1, but she's actually got quite a bit of experience playing the games in the franchise as well — and she's pretty good too.

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Beware of spoilers and leaks for Mortal Kombat 1 as some early copies now appear to be in the wild

It is getting close to time for Mortal Kombat 1 to finally be unleashed upon the world, which means that it is now time to be wary of what's out there online.

Some early copies of Mortal Kombat 1 appear to have made their way into the wild already ahead of schedule with spoilers and leaks making their way to the internet.

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Nitara announced for Mortal Kombat 1 with Megan Fox as her voice actor

We're only about a week away from the early access release of Mortal Kombat 1, but that doesn't mean there isn't still some new stuff to show off.

NetherRealm Studios finally announced Nitara today as a playable character for Mortal Kombat 1, and Megan Fox is serving as her new voice actor for the game.

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Fan makes absolutely killer Mortal Kombat 1 launch trailer with the iconic movie theme in full swing

Mortal Kombat 1 is on the precipice of its major launch this month, with those who pre-ordered the Premium Edition being granted early access a week in advance. Those who purchased the pricier game option will be getting their hands on Mortal Kombat 1 next Thursday, so NetherRealm Studios is now officially in the home stretch for pre-launch reveals and PR.

With any game release, the companies behind them typically fire off a launch trailer to celebrate the game dropping and to give those who might be interested in it a taste of what the title has to offer. We haven't seen an official Mortal Kombat 1 launch trailer just yet, but a fan recently put one together that is absolutely epic and utilizes the classic Mortal Kombat movie theme for maximum hype.

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Update: Mention of crossplay as a launch feature has been removed from Mortal Kombat 1's Steam page

Update: The mention of crossplay as a feature on Mortal Kombat 1's Steam page has seemingly been removed. Now, the page only lists single-player, online pvp, Steam achievements, full controller support, and in-app purchases as features.

This is actually similar to how the topic of crossplay was deleted from the official Mortal Kombat 1 FAQ page. This seems to suggest that crossplay won't actually be available at launch as Steam's store pages only requires that games list features available at launch.

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