NetherRealm Studios showed off the first gameplay from Mortal Kombat 1 on Thursday at Summer Game Fest, revealing more of its roster, teases of a story, and our first look at a new feature called Kameo Fighters.
In an interview with host Geoff Keighley, Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm chief creative officer Ed Boon also dropped a few new details about MK1, showing that staple features like combo breakers and X-ray moves will return, and offering an idea of how many playable characters will appear in the Mortal Kombat 11 sequel.
Here’s what else we learned from Mortal Kombat 1’s gameplay reveal.
The character select screen shown at Summer Game Fest indicates that Mortal Kombat 1 will feature a base roster of 24 fighters. That’s on par with Mortal Kombat 11, which launched with 25 fighters (including pre-order bonus Shang Tsung and unlockable character Frost). So far, we’ve seen Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Kitana, Mileena, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Kenshi playable as part of the roster.
Mortal Kombat 1 will have a separate roster of Kameo Fighters, characters that can assist the main roster in battle. The Kameo character select screen shown at Summer Game Fest indicates that Mortal Kombat 1 will feature at least 16 fighters. Old-school versions of Sonya, Kano, Jax, Sub-Zero, Stryker, Goro, and Kung Lao have been shown on the Kameo roster.
Kameo Fighters can be called in with the press of a button, Boon says, and in gameplay we see them serving as both combo extenders and combo breakers. It appears they’ll also be part of MK1’s version of Fatal Blows, those gory, bone-crushing attacks from MK11.
Finally, it appears that Kameo Fighters will have a variety of costumes. In the gameplay trailer, we see SonyaRead more on polygon.com