The reason for The title is Mortal Kombat 1 was identified as a co-author fighting game The series talks about how “1” aims to introduce a fresh start for the series, even if it’s a bit confusing. WITH Mortal Kombat 1 release date is fast approaching, you still have a lot to learn about the reboot/sequel.

Mortal Kombat series co-creator and NetherRealm Studios CCO Ed Boone spoke about the recently revealed Mortal Kombat 1 in a short “community chat” after the game’s launch, and yes, he did explain why it has that name. For those not sure, No, Mortal Kombat 1 is not a remake of the 1992 originalit’s a reboot.

“Mortal Kombat 1 is the beginning of the universe,” says Boone. “This is not a continuation of Mortal Kombat 11’s story, so the characters have completely different roles in this new timeline, and we really wanted to emphasize that with our title.

“It’s Mortal Kombat 1, it’s a completely new beginning, you’re going to see these characters again with new roles, new relationships, and that’s the main catalyst.”

You can hear Boone talk about the title at 9:10 in the video below.

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I doubt about the name after was announced. On the one hand, I get it, a reboot requires a new naming approach to differentiate what NetherRealm is doing, and they already only used Mortal Kombat for Mortal Kombat (1992) and Mortal Kombat (2011), say that’s five times faster. Again, this is very, very silly.

Titles like Xbox One, Battlefield 1, and Mortal Kombat 1 might make sense in concept, but am I the only one who finds it a bit strange? It’s clear that NetherRealm is caught between a rock and a hard place, given that two games in their 30-year-old series are already simply called Mortal Kombat, but there has to be another way. Then again, Mortal Kombat is such a big franchise these days that I doubt many will be lost, I guess it just depends on what they call the next one.

Anyway, if you’re wondering exactly what the Mortal Kombat reboot looks like, here’s the lowdown: series leader Liu Kang is now the God of Fire, and the timeline has been reset, bringing in notable characters like Johnny Cage, Raiden, Scorpion and Sub-Zero have slightly different characters and storylines.

It’s a big year for fighting games as Mortal Kombat 1 joins the ranks Street Fighter 6 beta and the full release, with both multiplayer games offering many chances to virtually beat your friends.