Mortal Kombat 1 Roster: All Confirmed Characters & Kameo Fighters

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NetherRealm and Warner Bros. have finally announced that Mortal Kombat 1 is real, showcasing a whole new world that’s been created by Fire God Liu Kang at the end of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. In this new era of MK, we’ll see fan favourite characters, or kombatants if you prefer, reimagined with new backstories, twists on established rivalries and more. With that in mind, we’re chronicling the “komplete” roster of Mortal Kombat 1, so you know who you’ll be playing as when the game drops in September.


Mortal Kombat 1 – All Konfirmed Kombatants

Currently, we’ve only seen a CGI trailer for Mortal Kombat 1, but the trailer and the game’s official website has already confirmed a decent range of characters that’ll be available at launch. Those are as follows:

– Johnny Cage
– Kitana
– Kung Lao
– Liu Kang
– Mileena
– Raiden
– Scorpion
– Shang Tsung (pre-order exclusive DLC, like Goro or Shao Kahn in previous MK games)
– Sub-Zero


Mortal Kombat 1 – All Confirmed Kameo Fighters

The Mortal Kombat 1 official FAQ mentions that the game will feature brand new gameplay mechanics, one of those being Kameo Fighters. Basically, Kameo Fighters are a separate roster of partner characters that players will be able to call in throughout the battle to assist in combos and the like.

In theory, the feature sounds similar to games like Marvel Vs Capcom or Skullgirls, which allowed players to form teams, calling in other members as assists during the fight. However, it doesn’t seem like Mortal Kombat 1 will have tag mechanics like MvC and others, making the Kameo Fighter system seem more like the assists seen in anime games like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm. Those games feature unique rosters of partner characters who can be called in during a fight.

As of the time of writing, there have been no confirmed Kameo Fighters, but NetherRealm Studios promises that more details will be revealed in due time.


Mortal Kombat 1 – Who To Expect

As a reimagined version of the Mortal Kombat franchise, Mortal Kombat 1 will likely keep the roster fairly safe in terms of character additions. Better to offer reimagined versions of recognisable characters instead of trying to introduce Mokap or Meat back into the franchise. With that in mind, we can probably expect characters like Kano, Sonya Blade and Jax.

Still, the most recent trilogy introduced some new kombatants that have become firm favourites among the community, including D’Vorah and Kotal Kahn. It’s possible we could see those characters making a return in Mortal Kombat 1, combining legacy kombatants with some of the new blood from Mortal Kombat X and MK 11.

Mortal Kombat 1 is set to launch on September 19th, for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PS5, Xbox Series X & S and the Nintendo Switch.

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