*Brian McKnight voice* Now we’re beginning again at 1.
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The trailer for the newest Mortal Kombat is right here, and like that one Brian McKnight tune, we’re beginning again at 1. (You’re gonna have to observe the trailer, linked above, on YouTube. Y’know on account of all of the viscera.)
Mortal Kombat is within the midst of its thirtieth anniversary celebration, and creative director Ed Boon and the group at NetherRealm Studios haven’t been refined in any respect that some main information was kom — er… coming. (Sorry, behavior.)
Earlier this month, NetherRealm put out a video thanking gamers for his or her 30 years of assist of combating video games’ grisliest elder statesman. On the finish of the video, a grain of sand explodes, referencing the timey-wimey shenanigans which have dominated the final two Mortal Kombat video games.
Final week, NetherRealm launched one other a lot shorter video exhibiting a clock ticking as much as 12 earlier than skipping it to reach at 1. The subsequent sport within the franchise could be Mortal Kombat 12 (despite the fact that this twelfth entry is extra like its twentieth as Mortal Kombat follows what I’m calling the Kingdom Hearts Concept of Relativity), with the damaged clock suggesting that the timeline is about to be reset… once more.
And judging from the trailer, it has… sorta. Once we final left our Kombatants, Liu Kang had develop into a god and was trying to proper the disruption of the timeline with Raiden’s assist. (Hear, don’t ask.) It looks like, with this new entry, Fireplace God Liu Kang has created an idyllic paradise for his mates, with Kung Lao residing as a humble farmer and Kitana because the rightful ruler of Outworld along with her sister Mileena as her loyal retainer.
The trailer appeared somewhat too healthful for its bloody supply materials, and shortly sufficient, our faves have been ripping out one another’s guts in more and more artistic methods as Liu Kang speaks of a coming storm. According to the game’s FAQ, Mortal Kombat 1 will function “reimagined variations of iconic characters as they’ve by no means been seen earlier than, together with a brand new combating system, sport modes, bone krushing ending strikes, and extra.”
No gameplay but, however the FAQ mentions a beta in August for gamers who preorder a premium model of the sport and early entry forward of the sport’s September nineteenth launch date.
Thirty years later, Mortal Kombat seems to be getting into its second golden period. The 2021 reboot of the 1995 movie was pretty good, earning a sequel and launching the most recent spate of “online game variations are good now” blogs. And the video games have additionally been nicely obtained since Mortal Kombat 9 rebooted the franchise and put an finish to a string of lackluster titles.