Mortal Kombat 1: All of the Confirmed Characters

New world, same fight.

Mortal Kombat 1 continues the story of MK11’s Aftermath. Fire God Liu Kang creates a new era to his liking. As the founder of this new reality, whoever shows up is entirely up to him (at least canonically). Find out who this new god deems worthy to see the New World.

Related: Mortal Kombat 1 releases September 19, the beginning of a new era

Announced Characters for Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 Kitana 2023
Image via NetherRealm Studios

Fire God Liu Kang seems to love members of the classic Mortal Kombat titles, as every confirmed fighter appears in the first few entries. This is likely due to his recreation of the world, as every fighter gains a new, younger form. Here’s who we see in the official trailer and confirmed via the game’s faq site. The images below show the MK11 appearance for each playable character.

CharacterFirst appearance
Fire God Liu Kang MK11
Liu Kang (Fire God)
Mortal Kombat (1992)
Scorpion mk 11
Scorpion
Mortal Kombat (1992)
mortal kombat 11 sub zero
Sub-Zero
Mortal Kombat (1992)
mortal kombat 11 raiden
Raiden
Mortal Kombat (1992)
kung lao mk 11
Kung Lao
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
kitana mortal kombat
Kitana
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
mileena mortal kombat 11
Mileena
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
johnny cage mk 11
Johnny Cage
Mortal Kombat (1992)
Shang tsung mortal kombat 11
Shang Tsung (Pre-order exclusive)
Mortal Kombat II (1993)
Images via Mortal Kombat Wiki

NetherRealm Studios announced that plenty of other characters are also joining the roster, though we won’t know who they are for some time. Mortal Kombat 1 launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19.

If you want to get your hands on MK1 early, you must pre-order the game. Those who pre-purchase Mortal Kombat 1 on either Xbox Series X|S or PS5 will get access to the beta in August 2023.

For more on Mortal Kombat 1 and other fighting games, please stick with us at Press SPACE to Jump!

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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