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The First Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay Trailer Will Debut at Summer Games Fest

Mortal Kombat 1 Announcement Trailer

Want to see Mortal Kombat 1 in action? The bloody beat-em-up’s first gameplay trailer will debut at Summer Games Fest.

Mortal Kombat 1 has been officially announced, but the initial trailer didn’t feature a scrap of gameplay. Sure, if you’ve played previous Mortal Kombat games you’ve got an idea of what to expect but the announce trailer just confirmed the game takes place in Fire God Liu Kang’s new universe.

Instead, the gameplay trailer will turn up at Summer Games Fest. Let’s face it, with E3 being cancelled, possible permanently, that’s going to be the big gaming event of the summer.

The news was announced via a tweet from series co-creator Ed Boon. He didn’t specifically state which day the trailer would be revealed on but it’s a fair bet to say it’ll be Thursday 8th June’s main Summer Game Fest, which takes place at 8pm BST / 3pm ET. There are other platform specific shows but this is the main one.

We’re definitely looking forward to this one. We’re actually hoping the game takes a step backwards, dropping the various stances and costume pieces, to deliver an experience closer to the original Mortal Kombat games.

But, given that there’s an in-game currency, you can purchase with real money, we’re not convinced that’s going to happen. At the very least, it suggests that there’ll be more cosmetics than you can shake a staff at.

Mortal Kombat 1 will arrive on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch this September 19th. And if you’re wondering what else is happening at Summer Games Fest, check out the schedule here. 

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.