‘Mortal Kombat 1’ Release Date, Platforms & Game Length

Mortal Kombat 1

The latest title in the brutal fighting game franchise introduces players to a reborn Mortal Kombat universe featuring reimagined versions of such iconic characters as Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, and Johnny Cage.

The game, which is being developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Games, will include new game modes, finishing moves, and a revamped fighting system, so even if you’re an experienced MK player, you’ll find something to “test your might” here!


  • An immersive story campaign
  • Online multiplayer
  • Kameo Fighters that assist players in combat

If you’re looking forward to Mortal Kombat 1, be you a master MK player or franchise newbie, here is everything you need to know about this upcoming game.

What platforms is Mortal Kombat 1 releasing on?

Mortal Kombat 1 will be releasing on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19, 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 PC Specs


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600 | AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100 or Ryzen™ 5 2600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce® GTX 980 or AMD Radeon™ RX 470 or Intel® Arc™ A750
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 100 GB available space


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT or Intel® Arc™ A770
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 100 GB available space

Will Mortal Kombat 1 have achievements?

For information about Mortal Kombat 1’s achievements, visit TrueAchievements closer to the game’s release date. 

Will Mortal Kombat 1 have any DLC?

Yes, Mortal Kombat 1 will have DLC in the form of Kombat Packs. The first of these will be released in Spring 2024 and will include a mix of MK characters and some surprise faces. 

Kombat Pack 1 will include:

  • Ermac
  • Quan Chi
  • Takeda Takahashi
  • Homelander (from the Amazon series The Boys)
  • Peacemaker (from the Suicide Squad)
  • Omni-Man 

Rumoured characters for Kombat Pack 2:

  • Conan The Barbarian
  • Death Stroke
  • Doomslayer
  • Harley Quinn
  • Kano
  • Megan Fox
  • Noob Saibot
  • Travis Scott

What fighters are in Mortal Kombat 1?

The following fighters have been confirmed (not including those in the Kombat Packs):

  • Ashrah
  • Baraka
  • General Shao
  • Geras
  • Havik
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kenshi
  • Kitana
  • Kung Lao
  • Li Mei
  • Liu Kang
  • Mileena
  • Raiden
  • Rain
  • Reptile
  • Scorpion
  • Shang Tsung 
  • Sindel
  • Smoke
  • Sub-Zero
  • Tanya

Confirmed Kameos:

  • Cyrax
  • Frost
  • Goro
  • Jax Briggs
  • Kano
  • Kung Lao
  • Motaro
  • Sareena
  • Scorpion
  • Sektor
  • Shujinko
  • Sub-Zero
  • Sonya Blade
  • Stryker

Will Mortal Kombat 1 have a single-player mode?

The game’s biggest draw is its multiplayer mode, where players will be able to battle one another both online and offline. However, the game will also launch with an Invasion Mode, that offers a single-player experience for those that like to play solo. This mode is laid out like a board game, where players move to different parts of a map and take part in fights that feature specific modifiers. 

When playing Invasion Mode, gamers will unlock extra skins, concept art, in-game currency, and other awards. 

Mortal Kombat 1 trailer

Are you looking forward to Mortal Kombat 1? Who is your favourite MK character? Let us know in the comments below. 


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