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SDCC 2023: Fanbase Press Interviews Ed Boon on What Makes ‘Mortal Kombat 1’ Stand Out from What’s Come Before

At San Diego Comic-Con 2023, Fanbase Press’ Bryant Dillon talks with Ed Boon, Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat, about why the franchise has endured over the years and what fans can expect from Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest i nstallment in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat videogame franchise developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios and introduces a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe set in a new story with iconic heroes and villains reimagined as they’ve never been seen before. The game features a wide-ranging cast of legendary fighters with all-new backstories, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, and more, along with a separate roster of Kameo Fighters who can assist during matches.

Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) on Sept. 19, 2023.

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