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Ed Boon explains why Mortal Kombat 1 is a reboot, not a remake

The co-creator of the series insists that Mortal Kombat 1 is a new beginning from a story perspective.

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The announcement of Mortal Kombat 1 could lead to misunderstandings for some gamers, which is quite natural considering the nomenclature that the saga has carried in recent years. The ninth installment, simply called Mortal Kombat, was already considered a reboot, to be followed later by Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11, following the logical numbering. So what is this new iteration, a reboot, a remake? The legendary Ed Boon, original co-creator of the franchise, wanted to clarify that it is the former.

“Mortal Kombat 1 is the beginning of a universe,” Boon begins by explaining. “It is not a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story so the characters have completely different roles in this new timeline and we really wanted to emphasize that with our title. This is Mortal Kombat 1, it’s a brand new beginning, you’re going to be seeing these characters reintroduced with new roles, new relationships, and that’s the main catalyst for it.”

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A new beginning for the saga

So Mortal Kombat 1 is the beginning of a new story to start with. This is certainly a logical decision considering that characters like Lui Kang or Johnny Cage are already of a certain age, not to mention others like Raiden or Shang Tsung. However, the change will not only affect the storyline, but this release will also introduce a new mechanic such as the Kameo, which will work in a similar way to the assistants in Super Smash Bros.

The presentation of the game took place last Thursday, after Boon himself teased it at the beginning of last week. He did it in style, with a trailer and presentation of its special editions, among which highlights the collector - sorry, kollector - which includes a spectacular figure of Liu Kang. We also had a definitive release date, which will be on September 19 on PS5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Source | PC GamesN


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