The initial reveal took place during EVO 2023. Alongside Reptile and Havik, the trailer also gives us a look at both Sareena and Ashrah in the game. You can also watch the trailer for yourself below!
Reptile, the most recognizable character revealed in the trailer, gets a special spotlight that shows off some dramatic changes for his backstory. In past games, Reptile’s appearance depicted him as both a ninja in a green outfit and a lizard-like creature. Now, both of those appearances get combined with his ability to shapeshift between both forms. However, rather than the humanoid lizard of past games, his lizard form looks more monstrous than before.
The second character returning to Mortal Kombat in the new trailer is Ashrah. Though not as popular throughout the series, hardcore veterans will remember her from her debut in Mortal Kombat: Deception. Now, she returns with a grizzly fatality that sees her send feathers from her angel wings sinking into her opponent’s flesh.
Another fan favorite making his return is Havik. Like other characters in the game, Havik also got a major redesign. In the trailer, we can see him tout his regenerative abilities to get an edge over his opponents. Alongside Havik, Sareena also appears with him as a Kameo fighter.
Mortal Kombat 1 smashes into your home this September
Mortal Kombat 1 hits your PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC on September 19. You can also pre-order the game now to receive Shang Tsung as a playable character. Pre-orders will also grant you access to the beta, happening from August 18-21.
Additionally, pre-ordering the Premium Edition will also give you access to six new playable characters, five new Kameo characters, a Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage, a week of early access to DLC characters and 1250 Dragon Krystals (In-game Premium Currency).
To learn more, be sure to check out our article where we detail everything we know about Mortal Kombat 1 so far. In addition, you can also get caught up on the official announcement trailer below.
Which new character are you most excited to play as in Mortal Kombat 1? As always, let us know what you think down in the comments!