Mortal Kombat 1 heads to gamescom 2023 cover image

Mortal Kombat 1 heads to gamescom 2023

Here’s what to expect with Mortal Kombat 1 at gamescom 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 will head to gamescom 2023. The event will feature an opening night, city festival, and more. Read on for details.

Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay screenshot (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay screenshot (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

Mortal Kombat 1 at gamescom 2023

After the Opening Night Live on Aug. 22, gamescom 2023 will officially kick off on Aug. 23 and run through Aug. 27. Over on Twitter, the official Mortal Kombat 1 account confirmed the game's presence at the event.

Mortal Kombat 1 will be at gamescom 2023 (Image via gamescom)
Mortal Kombat 1 will be at gamescom 2023 (Image via gamescom)

"Experience the New Era first-hand at gamescom. 23-27 August," the post stated, implying that attendees will get to play the game themselves.

According to an announcement, gamescom 2023 will take place in the city of Cologne, Germany. A bunch of companies will be at the event as well. Some of them include Bandai Namco Entertainment, Hoyoverse, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Xbox.

Mortal Kombat 1 screenshot (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Mortal Kombat 1 screenshot (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

Meanwhile, the Opening Night Live will be hosted by Geoff Keighley. He recently hosted Summer Game Fest 2023, which also revealed some Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay.

Kitana versus Mileena (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Kitana versus Mileena (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

Mortal Kombat 1 editions

Before the Mortal Kombat 1 launches on Sept. 14, fans can purchase the game ahead of time for some bonuses. The premium edition, for example, includes Shang Tsung as a playable character plus access to the pre-order beta on Xbox and PlayStation 5.

Here's the overview of what each pre-order version includes:

Standard Edition
Premium Edition
Kollector's Edition
Base game
Base game
Base game
Playable Shang Tsung character (pre-order exclusive)
Playable Shang Tsung character (pre-order exclusive)
Playable Shang Tsung character (pre-order exclusive)
Access to the pre-order beta (pre-order exclusive for Xbox and PlayStation 5 only)
Access to the pre-order beta (pre-order exclusive for Xbox and PlayStation 5 only)
Access to the pre-order beta (pre-order exclusive for Xbox and PlayStation 5 only)
Six new playable characters
Six new playable characters
Five new Kameo characters
Five new Kameo characters
One week early access to DLC characters
One week early access to DLC characters
Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage
Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage
1,250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency)
2,700 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency)
Liu Kang sculpture designed by COARSE, with signature glow-in-the-dark details and standing 16.5'' tall
COARSE art prints inspired by Mortal Kombat 1
Exclusive steel case
Limited-edition Liu Kang in-game color variant inspired by the COARSE figurine

Players can get one of these editions on the official pre-order website.

That's all for now. Are you ready for some new "kombat?" Stay tuned on esports.gg for more news and updates!