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Mortal Kombat 1’s New Trailer Has Smoke and a Scorpion/Sub-Zero Bromance

Mortal Kombat 1 Lin Kuei Trailer

Mortal Kombat 1’s latest trailer is here and.. Sub-Zero and Scorpion are friends?

It’s very much looking that way, despite their long-standing rivalries in previous games. There have been two Sub-Zeros, the original and his brother who took on the mantle when Scorpion killed him. But going by Mortal Kombat 1’s new trailer, Scorpion and Sub-Zero are both members of the Lin-Kuei.

In the original and rebooted Mortal Kombat timelines, Scorpion’s clan was exterminated in the name of the Lin-Kuei but here they’re getting along swimmingly. That does worry us a little. We suspect that they’ll come to blows later on in the game but for now we’re going to bask in their bromance.

The trailer also introduces two returning playable characters, Smoke and Rain. Sektor and Cyrax also put in an appearance though it looks as if they’ll be Kameo characters rather than full-on fighters. We’re also glad to see Frost returing though, again, probably as a Kameo character.

You can check out the trailer here, though since it’s age-restricted you may need to log into YouTube. There’ll no doubt be more reveals between now and Mortal Kombat 1’s September release. Though what we’re really hoping for is confirmation that the piece-by-piece outfit system won’t be back.

Mortal Kombat 1 arrives on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch this September 19th.

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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.