Leaked Screenshot Reveals Mortal Kombat 1 Launch Roster
A leaked screenshot showing the launch roster for NetherRealm Studios’ upcoming fighting game, Mortal Kombat 1, has allegedly been revealed.
Twitter user Dynasty has shared a screenshot of what appears to be the launch roster for Mortal Kombat 1. The alleged roster features a total of 24 characters, including fan favorites such as Liu Kang, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Kung Lao, Scorpion, Sub-zero, Mileena, Kitana, Baraka, Reptile, Kenshi, Shao Kahn, and more. One character slot remains blank, however.
While there’s no telling if the image is in fact accurate, it does appear to be in line with previous rumors regarding the launch character roster for Mortal Kombat 1. GameFAQs message boards member r00000r is known for accurately leaking information regarding Mortal Kombat 11 in the past, including details on the game’s story, DLC fighters and the Aftermath expansion. Additionally, his Mortal Kombat 1 story leak script was backed by another leaker, Fateunknown, who had correctly stated that Kenshi and Johnny Cage would be seen in the recent gameplay reveal at Summer Games Fest with ties to the Yazuka.
A fake leaker had recently sent the GameFAQs member a list of characters, and he responded by pointing out which are not featured in the game. As a result, he indirectly ended up confirming the remaining 19 characters on the list.
According to the leaker, Cyrax, Sektor, Jade, and a female variant of Nightwolf will not be featured as playable characters in Mortal Kombat 1. As the game’s Director, Ed Boon, had stated during a recent episode of The Jeff Gerstmann Show, the story dictates who is part of the main roster and who is a kameo character. For example, Cassie and the other Kombat Kids are not born yet in the game’s timeline.
Boon revealed that the game runs on Unreal Engine 4. Due to switching the newer engine prior to the pandemic, the added delay would have resulted in a 7-year gap between Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat 1, had the team also worked on Injustice 3. The development team felt that this would’ve been too lengthy a period between two consecutive Mortal Kombat titles. Therefore, they decided to skip working on Injustice 3 for now and focus on Mortal Kombat 1 instead.