Mortal Kombat 1 is the newest game in the Mortal Kombat franchise, and has already confirmed part of their returning roster of characters. One of the most exciting parts of the lead up to any fighting game’s release is speculating which fighters will be on the game’s playable roster. This is especially true of a game like Mortal Kombat 1, where guest characters are almost a sure thing. While no guests have been confirmed yet, here are all of the Mortal Kombat 1 playable characters we know about.
Mortal Kombat 1 Roster: All Playable Characters
Coming from the game’s announcement trailer and the official site’s FAQ, here are all of the confirmed returning characters that we know about:
- Kung Lao
- Liu Kang
- Johnny Cage
- Shang Tsung*
*Shang Tsung is a pre-order bonus exclusive.
The FAQ also mentions that these are “reimagined fighters like they’ve never been seen before,” which seems to imply that even the returning fighters will feel quite fresh and new. Judging by past releases, it seems that more characters will be revealed as we get closer to release. We’ll be sure to keep this guide updated as these characters are revealed.
MK1 Roster: Rumored Characters
In addition to the characters revealed with the game’s announcement, there are a few rumored characters that could be on the way to the Mortal Kombat 1 roster.
'Mortal Kombat 1' is reportedly the next MK game.
– Targeting a September release
– Reveal "imminent" in the next couple weeks
– Peacemaker and Homelander are potential characters
– Coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switchhttps://t.co/cGLN9qZNlb pic.twitter.com/tte9Rc09OU
— Okami Games (@Okami13_) May 11, 2023
According to a Tweet, Peacemaker from DC Comics and Homelander from The Boys (now best known as an Amazon Prime series) could be guest characters in the upcoming game. This Tweet got a lot of details correct from the official announcement on May 18, including a September release, the targeted platforms, and the title Mortal Kombat 1 itself. These two guest characters also both make a lot of sense for the Mortal Kombat universe; both are well-known for their brutality, and have had rises to pop culture fame thanks to popular TV series.
On May 19, an Amazon Italy listing seems to have revealed these characters and 4 more will be coming to the game in the first Kombat Pack. Reported by Video Games Chronicle, it appears the first Kombat Pack will feature Quan Chi, Omni Man, Ermac, Takeda, Peacemaker, and Homelander. With this listing corroborating the previous rumor of Peacemaker & Homelander, it seems like an almost sure thing that these fighters will be the contents of the Kombat Pack.
As of writing, these are all of the confirmed and prominent rumored characters on the Mortal Kombat 1 roster. Looking to get the game as soon as you can? Check out our Mortal Kombat 1 pre-order guide to get all the info you need on purchasing the correct edition of the new release.