Mortal Kombat 1 is rumored to be released in September this year

The Mortal Kombat series, a highly esteemed fighting game franchise by NetherRealm Studios, boasts a grand history spanning over three decades since its initial release in 1992, encompassing eleven canonical entries. Intriguingly, the forthcoming installment appears not to be Mortal Kombat 12 but a remastered Mortal Kombat 1, with a tantalizing teaser already unveiled.

As reported by Wccftech, the upcoming Sony PlayStation Showcase may potentially reveal the latest addition to the ‘Mortal Kombat’ lineage, shedding light on its enigmatic guise. News regarding Mortal Kombat 1 remains elusive for now, and given the favorable reception and robust sales (surpassing 15 million globally) of its predecessor, Mortal Kombat 11, the game developers seem in no immediate rush to advertise.

Speculation suggests that Mortal Kombat 1 is slated for a September release this year, launching on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and Nintendo Switch, while eschewing the previous generation platforms of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The inclusion of Nintendo’s device implies potential cloud service support, as there seems to be no compelling reason not to release the game on Sony’s and Microsoft’s older platforms in the absence of a physical edition.

The leak also furnishes details on the pricing:

  • Standard: 69.99$ (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X) / 59.99$ (Nintendo Switch)
  • Premium: 109.99$
  • Kollector’s: 249.99$ (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X).

With the impending releases of Mortal Kombat 1, Street Fighter 6, and Tekken 8, it appears that fighting games are experiencing a resurgence of sorts, and the arrival of such heavy-hitting titles could indeed be celebrated as a festival for fighting game enthusiasts.