Mortal Kombat 1 is only the first step, says Netherrealm

Narrant Director of Netherrealm Studios Dominic Chancholov Interview IGN on Gamescom 2023 spoke about the following part of the Mortal Kombat franchise. In particular, Dominic confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 will become a soft restart of a series that allows you to start with a clean sheet and explore new plot opportunities.

According to the leading screenwriter, Mortal Kombat 1 is just the first step towards the big story that will be told in future sequels. Chanchiolo noted that on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the franchise, they wanted to give a new impetus to the plot and explore new directions

In my opinion, in the process of passing the plot campaign, it must be remembered that this reboot is different from the reboot of the ninth part in that the restart of Mortal Kombat 9 was, as it were, an accelerated passage of the plot line of the first three games. And Mortal Kombat 1 is a reference point for a completely new universe. As far as I see the reaction of fans, they expect that all storylines will end in this story. No, we are just starting.

This is only the first step in this journey. Obviously, the characters will develop, they will change, various events will take place, but this is not the end. Rather, this is only the beginning. And in the future we will continue to develop this topic.

One of the important innovations in the new time scale is to rethink relationships between Scorpio and Sab-Ziro. In this part, they became brothers, which gives their relationship a new depth and drama. This decision was made in order to refresh the relations that are already familiar to everyone and at the same time create new options for the development of the plot.

Mortal Kombat franchise has always been valued for its cruel fights and a fascinating story. This year, Netherrealm Studios plans to rejuvenate a series and offer fans new and fascinating impressions. Mortal Kombat 1 exit marks the beginning of a new era for your beloved fighting networks.

The release of Mortal Kombat 1 will be held on September 19 at the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC.