Mortal Kombat 1 Launches Today!

September 19, 2023  •  3 min read

Today marks a momentous day for all Mortal Kombat enthusiasts out there—Mortal Kombat 1 is finally here! Crafted by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Games, this twelfth installment serves as both a sequel to Mortal Kombat 11 and a reboot of the iconic franchise. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest installment.

Ways to Play Mortal Kombat 1 on Backbone

PlayStation Remote Play

Mortal Kombat 1, like all your other favorite PlayStation games, is available to play with PlayStation Remote Play. Learn how to set up PlayStation Remote Play here.

Xbox Remote Play

As an Xbox title, you can use Remote Play to fight to your heart’s content away from your console! Learn how to use Xbox Remote Play here.

Mortal Kombat 1 is also available on Steam! Like Xbox Remote Play, you can use Steam Link to pick up where you left off on your PC! Here’s an excellent article from The Verge on how to set up Steam Link.

It’s In Our Blood

Mortal Kombat has long been synonymous with fighting games that both stun and terrify, offering bone-crunching moves and jaw-dropping fatalities. This edition is no exception, offering an entirely new fighting system, captivating game modes, and, of course, new fatalities.

Immersive Story Campaign

This edition comes packed with a completely reimagined story mode, featuring your favorite Mortal Kombat characters like never before. Prepare yourself for a narrative driven by Fire God Liu Kang, as he ushers in a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe fraught with both wonders and perils.

Kameo Fighters: A Game Changer

One of the groundbreaking features of Mortal Kombat 1 is the introduction of Kameo Fighters. These partner fighters, selected before each battle, assist your main fighter, adding a dynamic layer to the gameplay. From launching special moves to defensive breakers, Kameo Fighters dramatically enhance the combat, offering expanded gameplay possibilities you won't want to miss.

Stay tuned for post-launch updates, including six additional characters and five more Kameo Fighters. And here's a sweet bonus: pre-ordering grants you a skin for Johnny Cage modeled after Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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