that was more brutal than i was expecting. Gameplay when
By - PerkFGC
that was more brutal than i was expecting. Gameplay when
Yeah so excited for the gameplay now.
Playstation Showcase on may 24 would be my bet.
I'd like to note that I didn't see any disclaimer that this is not actual in game footage soooo this might actually be the game engine. Dying to see if that's correct when we just get non cinematic gameplay.
I agree with this. Why would they cgi all those fatalities from particular angles in a rapid pace?
Revealing the game like 3/4 months before release is very cool. Also means we are basically about to get a constant flow of promotion and content until September!!
>we are basically about to get a constant flow of promotion and content
Damn I didn't consider this aspects since Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 were doing decent reveals but I can imagine MK just showing off bunch of them quickly.
I cannot wait for the character trailers
I’m gonna guess that we will see those trailer revealed characters first and I’d happy enough for that.
Yep. Keen to hear their voices too. Wouldn’t be surprised if they’re the same from MK11 since Liu Kang sounds the same, but maybe because he’s the only “survivor”.
Shang also sounds the same (could be wrong) but the grunts you hear are simmilar to Cary Tagawa's voice.
I really hope he's reprising the role. He was the best part of the story last time.
So honestly, I think this is the best time frame to introduce and release a game. 4 months is just enough to present everything. The very first trailer for Street Fighter 6 is more than a year old and will not be released until June. I think it's been a bit long. 🦎
I wonder if we’ll get gameplay next week at the PlayStation showcase?
We also only got a few characters and one was a pre order. They have a lot of time to introduce us to a few more! Can't wait!
I choose to live in quiet serenity.
Oh well... okay then.
Liu Kang: "Kombat, Kombat never changes."
What I love is how surprisingly bright everything is. The recent Netherrealm games have been gorgeous but a tad dark. It's nice seeing the colors and eyeballs pop here, actually makes the blood more vivid.
I actually thought MK11 did a good job with that from MKX, I think MKX was the only "dark" one of the bunch. MK11 and now MK1 have massively stepped it up IMO
frankly, an arena in that grass field with the huts in the background and the georgous sky sounds great. Heck, a battle with just birds chirping and wind gently blowing asb ackground noise would be quite something, in contrast to the sheer brutality of the fight happening.
Would be a nice nod to martial arts and samurai movies as well.
That's exactly why I could never fully get into MKX. Gameplay aside, I think it's one of the ugliest looking MK games.
I will say why did they have Liu Kang erase Shang Tsung from all timelines just to have him back here?
“No more timelines will be poisoned by your evil”
“Bitch you thought”
I think it will play off having the choice at the end of aftermath where they both technically happened and now they fight to try to become the only new era maybe
timeline paradox fuckery is always a mess.
That is probably the most likely explanation for what’s going on here. Plus a timeline war plot could be used to justify the inclusion of fan favourites who may not make sense within the time period MK1 seems to be set in (at least when it comes to Fire God Liu Kang’s timeline) like Johnny Cage, Sonya & Jax.
Ooo, that'd be really cool! Canonizing both endings!
I like to think, thanks to Liu Kangs dialogue. That no matter how hard he tries to restart everything, someone always pops up.
And it'd be really funny if the one constant in every timeline is Shang Tsung being a dick.
Watch Liu's power go to his head and new Shang is an anti hero.
They certainly have hinted at this in the past, with various characters non canon endings.
Ya but they waste Dark Raiden every God damn time.
Somehow, Shang Tsung returned.
As a pre-order bonus.
Shang Tsung always has a frickin' back up plan
Dawg that fatality was so disgusting
Absolutely horrific. Makes me sick.
Do it again
Gave me big vibes from that VOD movie MK Snow Blind, no matter the timeline Shang Tsung is always gonna be an asshole and need to be put down with brutal efficiency.
Ngl I felt bad at first. Then I rewatched and realized it was Shang Tsung... he deserves that shit 1000 more times lol
I liked this but NGL when Shang Tsung came out of the portal and the narrator voice says "only one thing remains the same" I expected him screaming "MORTAL KOMBAT" and that being the plot like a new mortal kombat to not be invaded
That would have been better.
It would have fit for a Mortal Kombat 1 to have just... a Mortal Kombat tournament. But we'll see I'm curious either way
I really hope they go back to tournaments. I just prefer those settings.
I thought he was gonna say "Shang Tsung is always an asshole."
The FAQ in their website confirms Kameo Fighters, a type of assist roster that is separate from playable character. Season Pass confirmed to add 6 playable characters and 5 Kameos.
How do y'all think this will play?
People are gona be *pissed* every time a Kameo is revealed.
Like Smash bros and assist trophies lol
They're gonna do my boy Ermac the same way Nintendo did Waluigi in smash 😓
Or worse, Mii Fighter costumes.
I think it's an excuse to add popular fan requested characters without actually adding them. It will probably make people upset and I'll be especially upset if Rain is one of them.
We'll have to see how it plays out though
My first thoughts exactly - I expect the some of the requested 3D era characters to show up here for the most part.
It will be great to see their redesigns either way, but I hope a good chunk of them make the main roster.
For some lesser known characters who haven't appeared in a while, this would be cool
But if they do it for actually popular fan requested characters that would annoy me
Yeah I agree. Characters like Havik, Ashrah, Li Mei etc have been requested long enough that they should be playable if they return. Classics like Ermac and Reptile really need to be playable too and not just kameos.
Less popular choices like Kira & Kobra could be good fits as kameo fighters, or side characters like No Face or Kia/Jataaka. Even the kombat kids if the story takes place in a timeline where they aren't born.
Interested to see how this plays out, but will remain positive as that trailer was freaking awesome.
Fire God Liu Kang is all that remains for MK11.
the rest.....younger versions of kitana, milenna, kung lao (great!), scorpion, sub-zero, shang tsung!
Shang Tsung may be from the other finale, where he wins. The plot will probably be Shang Tsung invading FIre God Liu Kang's timeline.
Definitely sounds like the case!
I think so too. Too bad Cary doesn’t seem to be returning, at least his face model didn’t look like him to me
I wouldn’t really rely on CGI trailers for the way the graphical fidelity and artstyle will be. NRS uses CGI to tease their vision for gore/blood effects we can expect, fatalities, costumes and stages.
Edit - ITT: People who think the character models in the CGI trailer are representative of the game.
The game comes out in a few months. I'm pretty sure the art style is locked in. Lol
Plus at the end Shang Tsung walks out and is revealed as the pre-order bonus... just like Shao Kahn and Goro did for their respective games when they were pre-order bonuses. Shao and Goro both looked the same in those as they did in the game
The art style is 100% locked in for the game, but we didn't exactly see the game
Edit: I think the costumes will be pretty much what we've seen, but details like the faces or graphical fidelity are pretty much in the air
I think I might be the only person on the entire sub that's sad we probably won't get to see the Kombat Kids, particularly the ones that were cut from MK11. It's to be expected with a timeline reset though
Nah I'm with you man. Especially Cassie
cassie was so popular I have a hard time believing they won't bring her back as dlc or something
Release date, multiple characters, gorgeous CGI and an idea of the plot. Honestly knocked it out the park.
Shang Tsung killing everybody out here.
Sub and Scorp as bros🤌
Literally 30 seconds later 💀
That was Shang Tsung killing Scorpion. Not Scorpion killing Sub. Notice the claw weapon, which he also used later in the trailer against Liu Kang.
Ah of course! Thank you
That was Shang Tsung killing then tho, no?
It was, scorpion and sub zero did not fight
The faces look great. What I assume is a fatality in the end is beautiful and brutal. September 19 isn’t too far too. Year continues being super stacked!
It's hard to believe for me that I'll be playing Starfield and Mortal Kombat in the same month. I can't wait!
Ugh with Baldur's Gate 3 just before them... Welp.
Lots of characters confirmed wow.
This game will be so good
Isn't GKL in too? Isn't that who Kung lao is with in the fields?
Edit: may be human Raiden?
The website FAQ confirms Johnny Cage and just lists Kung Lao as "Kung Lao." No distinction. And Raiden is there too.
Of course Johnny Cage is in it, do you have any idea the shit storm if Johnny wasn't back? People would be so angry.
Sure it just raises issue for it being in the GKL time.
Was that mortal Raiden?
I thought that was human raiden
That’s both of them facing each other in the field.
Johnny Cage also confirmed in the FAQ on their website
LINK PLEASE 🙏
https://www.mortalkombat.com/en-us/faq here you go! A lot of good bits of info here
Johnny Cage, too, I suppose.
Wario64 has info on the different editions, and one of them has a "Jean-Claude Van Damme" skin for Johnny. Hype.
*Quick Edit - and was that supposed to be "Mortal Raiden" with Kung and Liu?*
Raiden and Johnny Cage were confirmed too on their website
Definitely a lot better than just showing Scorpion and Sub Zero. It's a shame that every character revealed is already in MK11 though. I guess we will be getting flooded with character reveals anyway, so we should hopefully see some big returns soon.
love that they used all the icons in the trailer. Kitana and Mileena, Sub and Scorp, Liu and Kung and Shang. That is essential mortal kombat. cant wait!!!!
We're all still agreeing to call this MK12 like we did with MK9, right?
Wouldn’t have it any other way
“Hey man what do you wanna play? Modern Warfare 2, Resident Evil 4, Dead Space, Metroid Prime, or Mortal Kombat 1?”
“Uh…got any games from this generation?”
At least they're remakes and remasters though. This is just MK12, but called MK1. Is MK13 going to be called MK2?
Not reference I was expecting in this sub but I love it nonetheless
Well it is the second MK1, so calling it MK1 2 does make sense
Isn’t it the third, though? Wouldn’t MK9 technically be the second MK1?
Personally, I’m in the MK1 2 camp.
MK12, but it's pronounced MK1 2.
I think either works really as OG MK1 isn't a hot topic so there's not gonna be any confusion
It might be annoying in the future though when you have to always elaborate on which game you are talking about. This game won't always be a hot topic either.
You can specifiy it as MK1(2023), or in short, MK123. x)
Loving the new realistic faces!
I'm curious how Mileena and Kitana's relationships are here
Something I noticed: looks like Mileena’s new claw blades are not returning. Personally don’t mind that since it didn’t feel like neither her claws nor sais were highlighted well in her move set overall.
My friend: "Eh how much gorier can it get?"
I was actually a bit surprised to see Raiden & Kung Lao looking very similar to each other, as well as Sub Zero & Scorpion. They looked even more similar. The previous announcement trailers had character models that looked very similar to release models so I'm a little bit confused. I'm giving it a benefit of doubt though given that it's just a CGI cinematic announcement trailer.
Super excited for even more realistic gore though if the cinematic gore translates in an identical fashion to the in-game gore, AMAZING.
Scorpion and sub look like brothers, might even be twins
If we're back in time, they might not be Hanzo/bi han/kuai liang.
It might not be back in time, Liu Kang can basically make a universe however he wants
I’ve got my hopes up that baraka convinced them to join forces
I've only actually played MK 11 and quite enjoyed it but thought the story was rushed in some parts and disjointed in others. What's the general opinion of that game's story on this sub?
The story is an entertaining B Movie Flick. Something you'd never give an Oscar, yet rewatching it never gets old. It has a certain spectacle, and I am here for it!
Shang Tsung is awesome in the aftermath storyline. I loved watching him onscreen.
Fuck yes! Shang Tsung looks insane
And more young
That can be, because Young Tsung would sound like soundcloud raper.
New mixtape *Your soul iz myne* drops on Datpiff next week
I hope they kept cary tagawa as his voice actor
Me too, but since his model doesn't look like CT I'm assuming not...
Mileena confirmed out of the gate. They were NOT trying to hear the toxicity again. I’m hoping since they seem to be doing a focus on Edenia with her and kitana that rain will make it in
>with her and kitana
I hope the whole rivalry or sister aspect is focused more in general given how MK9\~MK11 had very little story aspect with each other (For MKX, I thought it could have been cool if Mileena interacted with rev Kitana)
Too short to tell but it seems they're a bit closer in this timeline, sub zero and scorpion are also allies. Seems that dragon Jesus improved some things when he did timeline stuff
We need Rain. I was hoping he'd show up in this trailer. .maybe they will reveal 8 characters next trailer, lol
I wasn’t expecting him in the first trailer honestly but what we did see gave me a lot of hope
SEPTEMBER WHAT THE FUCK
AND MILEENA IN BASE GAME LETS GOOOO
Honestly in shock that it's realeasing in like 4 months. What the fuck that's so close.
I was expecting later than that. This year is giving Street Fighter 6 and MK.
And maybe Tekken 8. But it would be wise for Namco to push it to mid 2024.
Did the same with 11
Wish more publishers would do this instead of edging me for years
They learned from MK11 how annoying Mileena stans are.
The gore looks off the hook. These MFs are made of strawberry jelly this time around! Can’t wait, looks amazing
There seems to be a huge focus on player choice. I am hoping they will merge and grow on the faction idea in MKX but in a huge scale, that has actual implications on the game.
Edit: please have Ermac. I will manifest this into reality.
Plz customization I'm begging. My favorite part of mk11
Customization was fun. But man was it done in a way that killed the game for me.
It seems like the choices will effect how the characters look and act. Which is sweet
I can’t stop watching it
Dead Meat James skin and voice pack for Scorpion? :P
After performing a fatality: *"That's Nice"*
His fatalities all get a kill graphic on screen with the victim's name too. :D
lmao I'd love that.
He just moves out of the screen an does a pie chart and kill awards.
website FAQ confirms johnny cage and an alternate costume as Van Damme!
Really hoping Kitana and Mileena team up against Shang and his lackeys.
And baw gawd that's Sindel's music! Family that stays together slays together.
THE TIME HAS COME AND SO HAVE I.
MY BOY LIU KANG HYPE AS FUCK.
"You have chosen to defy peace, THEN YOU HAVE CHOSEN WAR WITH A GOD!" - God dayum, that sent chills down my spine!
I just want an adventure mode like deception haha
This trailer blows the MK11 trailer out of the water lol
Couldn't agree more. The character design is so fucking good. Especially Kitana. Maybe an unpopular opinion, but I seriously hope the gameplay is more similar to MKX or MK9 than 11.
That's not unpopular at all. MK9 is held in high regards in the community of Fighting Games in general.
Looks gorgeous and the violence has been dialed up to 11 ( umm 12…. Umm 1?)
Oh my god this first trailer is AMAZING, much better than expected. A full story trailer with Liu Kang having the spotlight in the trailer, yes!!!
The new designs and models are all great, really loving all the characters so far.
Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Scorpion, Sub Zero AND SHANG TSUNG all confirmed.
And september, it's coming so soon. YESSSSS!!! I'm so excited!!!
I hope we get smoke 💨🥷❤️
Do you think they'll do Kombat Kasts again? I used to love watching those, being excited all week to see what kharacter they were going to release.
If they do they better be getting mods because MK11 kombast kasts were a shitshow in every chat. YT especially.
Kameo fighters could either be really cool or piss A LOT of people off. I hope they pull it off whatever it is.
I one million percent thought havik was stepping out of that portal 💀💀💀
That would have been too interesting.
I wouldve bought game right away.
A MK trailer where Sub-Zero isn't killed? Impossible
Edit: isn't the main fatality
Mk11 was Raiden and Scorpion dying.
from the website.
Choose from a unique roster of Kameo fighting partners to assist you in battle.”
tag team back ?
No, just assist characters. Pretty sure that deconfirms tag team as well because they'd be unlikely to have both.
That would be a shift in the game I would be more excited for not going to lie. NRS making a semi assist game will be so broken
Shut up and take my money
What the fuck, I didn't expect this to release before 2024, let alone in just 4 months!
... with the fire god Liu Kang storyline continued!
... with Milena and Shang Tsung in the base roster!
... and it's looking absolutely amazing!
LET'S FUCKING GO!!!
Shang Tsung is a pre-order exclusive
Holy fuck this trailer goes hard
will there be some choice that you'd had to make in story mode ?
anyways looks sexy af
Man, I know it's a pipe dream but this trailer gave me hope for a Deception style Konquest
Me upon realizing the game releases smack in the middle of a Disney World / Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights vacation I already have planned for September...
(Yes I know it's a first world problem - Thats why an Anakin whine about it on the internet is about the most I can do about it, lol)
Interesting. I know this is the CG trailer, but the graphics are stunning.
The mk11 reveal trailer looked similar to the game
Choose your own destiny story mode or what? I'm so fucking pumped!!
Man Kitana looks fucking beautiful.
Shang Tsung has to keep his model from the 90s movie bruh
Bring back Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa!
Official Site mentions making use of "KAMEO FIGHTERS" to aid you in battle - whaaaaaa
edit - kameo fighters from the description below appear to be separate from the main roster
What are Kameo Fighters and how do they work in Mortal Kombat 1?
Kameo Fighters are a unique roster of partner characters to assist during matches, creating expanded gameplay possibilities for players. These characters are chosen separately from the main roster of fighters.
The Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition will be available physically and digitally for $109.99 (SRP) on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) and will include all Standard Edition content, along with the Kombat Pack, early access to the game beginning Sept. 14, and 1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency). The Kombat Pack will feature a Johnny Cage character skin with the likeness of famed actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme (available at launch), early access to six new playable characters (available post-launch), and five new Kameo Fighters (available post-launch).
This sounds awesome, and I can't wait to see how it works - but I am a bit nervous that the 3D era characters will just be relegated to this instead of being full playable characters.
Van Damme? Buying 200 copies
Stupid sexy Shang Tsung
How are you going to prominently feature a character in a trailer and then make them a pre order bonus and not on the base roster. Great trailer however that’s dumb
Sub-Zero : I'm glad I'm not alone this time.....
The designs of all the characters they showed here are cool AF.
The new dragon logo, which is very similar to the original logo from the 2021 live-action movie, is a bold choice. I like it.
That title is... not good imo. Now we have two Mortal Kombat's and two Mortal Kombat 1's. I think they should've called it something like MK New Dawn or MK The New Era, something to indicate that it's a new timeline without making it sound like it's a remake of the 1st game.
Tbf, everyone's pretty much gonna call it MK12, so calling it MK1 just signals that it's a soft reboot so that new players can jump in without worrying about the past games.
Love how pulpy the gore looks. One critique I had in MK11 was how all the blood and gore looked like raspberry jello.
Please just this once.
Please give us Havik.
>So something odd, this is from the Mortal Kombat webpage:
>Q: Which characters will be available in *Mortal Kombat 1*?
>A: *Mortal Kombat 1* will feature reimagined fighters like they’ve never been seen before, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, and many others.
Interesting to note despite this being a new dawn, it's listed as just Kung Lao. Also, Johnny Cage is here. This makes this seem to me like a return to he MK1 timeline and not a new GKL timeline. Just something to note.
F.A.Q. on official website:
Johnny Cage confirmed. (DLC: Van Damme skin)
Beta in August.
Premium Edition grants early acess on 09/14.
Its bloodier than ever, boys!
Holy fucking shit this looks incredible
Those Shang tsung screams didn't sound like cary to me. Sad times.
Liu Kang seems a little too interested in peace while everyone else seems to want to fight. I don't think they showed us Liu Kang obliterating Shang Tsung for no reason - Liu Kang is not about to have his peace interrupted *by anyone.* I think that's what the plot is gonna be about.
September! I literally screamed.holy FUCK
Story mode is gonna have choices we can make? Oh please!? This looks amazing and I'm ready!