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Exploring the Iconic Mortal Kombat 1 Roster: What We Know So Far

Commentators rate Mortal Kombat as one of the legendary fighting game franchises that has captivated gamers for decades. The game series, which was first released in 1992 has a rich history filled with memorable characters and intense battles.

For many, it was love at first sight leading to instant success, more so due to its iconic characters and unique fighting techniques. In this article, we will delve into the world of Mortal Kombat 1 where we will explore the iconic roster of characters and discuss what is known about this title. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or it is your first time in the series, we will give insight into the Mortal Kombat release as well as the information that is already available.


The Birth of Mortal Kombat 

Released in 1992 by Midway Games, the first series of Mortal Kombat took the arcade scene by storm. The first series, which was developed by Ed Boon and John Tobias, just like the current release, introduced a unique blend of martial arts combat and the supernatural. The game quickly gained notoriety for its graphic violence and “Fatalities,” finishing moves that left opponents in gruesome and unforgettable states. It has established itself as a standout title in the competitive fighting game genre. 

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The new game

The newly released game offers a similar or even better experience to the players. Compared to its predecessors, Mortal Kombat 1 which is only a few days old following its release on September 19th, offers a significantly faster and more dynamic combat experience. Reviewers say that the fighting techniques have been enhanced to cater to the level where both casual and competitive players will be comfortable. The return of the super meter, last seen in Mortal Kombat X, gives way to enhanced special attacks, combo breakers, and X-ray moves. Fans will agree that the X-ray moves have been significant in altering the outcome of matches and have made a return.

One of the surprising aspects of the game is its focus on aerial combat. Characters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero can seamlessly transition between ground and air combat, opening up new possibilities for combos and strategies. This verticality, combined with the improved pacing, promises to make Mortal Kombat 1 a force to be reckoned with in the competitive gaming scene.



Mortal Kombat 1 offers a rich gaming experience with a blend of familiar mechanics and innovative additions. Key gameplay features include:

  • Kameo Fighters, which is a unique addition to the game, assist players during battles. The characters operate in the same way as the tag assist fighters from Mortal Kombat 11’s Towers of Time mode. As a player, you can select from two types of assists: Summons and Ambushes.
  • Fatal Blows, which is returning from Mortal Kombat 11 in a revamped style. Here, they can be triggered when a player’s health drops below 30%. However, these moves are now collaborative offensive manoeuvres, calling for unison attacks.
  • Air Kombat Combo System, a system which returns to Mortal Kombat: Armageddon and Shaolin Monks, and has been refined, promising an aerial combat experience.
  • Single-player modes offer a single-player experience, and the return of the plot-driven Story mode and the classic Towers mode. Also, there is an additional, seasonal Invasion mode, a feature that comes with fighting mechanics with board game and role-playing elements. 
  • Multiplayer Modes offer multiplayer enthusiasts a wide variety to choose from, including Local mode, online mode, and tournament mode.

The plot

As noted in several reviews, the narrative of the game is picked up from the events of Mortal Kombat 11. Fire God Liu Kang, known for his fire powers, defeats Kronika and Shang Tsung, and uses this chance to reshape the universe courtesy of Kronika’s Hourglass. Forming an alliance with Outworld, the Fire God entrusts Earthrealm’s protection to Geras to continue with the tournaments. A group of fighters was recruited to compete in the latest tournament. These fighters include Johnny Cage, Raiden, Kung Lao, and Kenshi Takahashi.

However, distress comes with the news that Liu Kang of Shang Tsung has returned, and this time around it comes with the help of a mysterious benefactor named “Damashi.” Shang Tsung is serving as an advisor to Outworld’s Empress Sindel, and Liu Kang sends Kenshi, Kung Lao, and Johnny to look into this matter. In the pursuit of the truth, their trip takes them to Outworld’s wastelands, and here they come across Tarkatans seriously affected by the Tarkat virus. There is a confrontation when Earthrealmers intervene.

The stakes are high, they are battling against multiple timelines and a strong force that threatens to finish everything.


Mortal Kombat 1: characters 

As indicated in the Mortal Kombat 1 leaks as well as some of the reviews that came immediately after the release, the game has a rich and diverse roster of characters. These characters include the reimagined versions of classic fighters from the franchise’s history. Some of those who have been mentioned include Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Jax, Kano, Shang Tsung, Reptile, Mileena, Ermac, Khameleon, Kitana, Jade, Princess Baraka, Kabal, Stryker, Cyrax, Sektor, and Quan Chi.

Additionally, the game comes with the concept of Kameo Fighters, where invaluable support is promised. These characters offer unique abilities and have the capacity to influence the player’s health in a fight. According to reviewers, the base game includes 15 Kameo Fighters, with five additional ones planned as downloadable content. There have been rumours that these characters were based on real legendary fighters. But how true that is, we can’t know.

Going by the Mortal Kombat 1 roster and what is known so far, the new release is not only revitalizing the beloved franchise but also introducing hilarious gameplay elements, a nerve-wracking storyline, and a diverse roster of characters. Mortal Kombat 1 promises to leave a memorable experience in the gaming world. Whether it is a die-hard player or are just starting, this is a game that promises an exciting and memorable experience.