- Mortal Kombat 1 is the next iteration in the long-running Mortal Kombat franchise.
- Another character from the title’s Kombat Pack has now been unveiled, Quan-Chi.
- Ed Boon, in other news, speaks of a “big surprise” coming to the title in the future.
Mortal Kombat 1 is about to unlock another character from its Kombat Pack DLC—a potent necromancer and a highly prominent antagonist in the Mortal Kombat franchise, Quan-Chi. The reveal was posted earlier on YouTube, showcasing his fight moves, skills, and a ruthless Fatality that flat-out slices the other guy up. Quan-Chi is coming to the title on December 14 in early access, with the full release arriving a week later.
It isn’t just Quan-Chi that was shown off during the reveal trailer, though. Seemingly, another character is joining Mortal Kombat 1’s Kameo roster, a ferocious Umgadi ninja with color-swapping abilities, thus the name Khameleon. For those not in the know, the game in question features a novel functionality called Kameo Fighters. This is an assist system that offers the player fight support mid-battle.
Kameo Fighters aren’t playable, and can only be utilized in this manner, just so you know. Before a fight begins, the player can choose the Kameo Fighter of their liking at will. Mortal Kombat 1 has 15 Kameo Fighters to date, with more incoming as part of the Kombat Pack, including Mavado, Tremor, and more. Surprisingly, Johnny Cage is both playable and listed as a Kameo Fighter, thereby hinting at an upcoming alt version of his.
Furthermore, it bears mentioning that the Quan-Chi reveal video has also teased Peacemaker right at the very end, thereby insinuating that the anti-hero’s number is up next to make landfall for Mortal Kombat 1. From what we’ve seen so far, it sounds like John Cena — the man himself from the DC’s Peacemaker show — is reprising his role as the character.
As for the Kombat Pack DLC itself, this is the first added character collection Mortal Kombat 1 has received or is about to, for that matter, and another one is rumored to be in the works as well. It encompasses big names, such as Omni-Man from The Invincible, The Boys’ Homelander, and Peacemaker as well. Now that Quan-Chi is here, we’ve got Ermac and Takahashi Takeda left to arrive.
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On a side note, another interesting revelation has popped up in recent times. Game Director Ed Boon appeared on a panel at a Brazillian convention lately, claiming that a “big surprise” is coming for Mortal Kombat 1 when asked what fans can expect from the franchise in the next few years.
— Wesley Carlos (@WesleyLPBR) December 3, 2023
Upon hearing the words straight out of the horse’s mouth, fans speculate that this aforementioned “big surprise” could be a brand-new game mode. Some are even of the opinion that the long-forgotten classic Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks will be getting remade inside Mortal Kombat 1. Being a huge fan of that game, this is going to send waves across the fighting game community.
Well, just like we did with Mortal Kombat 11, we’re going to release a second part with more story, and we have a big surprise after that. So, we’re going to be supporting the game for even longer than we did with Mortal Kombat 11, so it’s going to be fun.”
Mortal Kombat 1 came out on September 19, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. eXputer reviewed the fighter title and rated it 4.5/5, with Asad Ahmed remarking, “Mortal Kombat 1 is a triumphant return to form for the franchise, and it’s the most innovative the series has felt in well over a decade.”
If you’re a new player, here’s our freshly updated Mortal Kombat 1 tier list that ranks all fighters and clarifies the ranking order for the game’s roster.
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