Mortal Kombat 1 has slowly been revealing more of both the story and the roster simultaneously, and while we’ve had a look at some returning klassic characters, the latest preview for the game has revealed a returning character from the recently released Mortal Kombat 11.
Geras was a time-manipulating character that used his time powers in battle, and it looks like he’s been given a whole new set of time powers for the sequel/reboot. Storywise, while Liu Kang is seen ‘cleaning up’ the timeline, it’s teased in this trailer that meddling with destiny will have its consequences.
Though most of the preview was focused on the reveal of Geras, the trailer also gives us a hint of the skillset of one Darrius. Just like Tanya, Darrius made his debut in the older 3D MK games, and was introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deception. His skillset isn’t clear yet, but based on how a lot of the other characters are changed, it’s possible they could be doing a complete overhaul of his abilities and characterization.
The Mortal Kombat games may have leaned very heavily on characters that were introduced in the 2D era, but with Mortal Kombat 1, NetherRealm is now delving into the 3D era of their games. The characters may not be as iconic as the likes of Johnny Cage or Shao Khan, but there is a lot of content to mine from around the games that released in the 2000s.
I’m just wondering if there’s going to be room for completely new original characters in this upcoming MK core roster.
Mortal Kombat 1 launches on Sept. 19 for Xbox Series X|S, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5.