This is your chance to player Mortal Kombat 1 before anyone else!

Mortal Kombat 1’s gameplay reveal at Summer Game Fest 2023 took the world by storm. Fans were enamored to see their favorite characters, Fatalities, and the new Kameo fighter system. Select creators got their hands on Mortal Kombat 1 following the event, and the new just arrived that fans can try the game out Evolution 2023 (EVO). 

Here’s what you need to know about MK1 being playable at the year’s most significant fighting game tournament. 

Mortal Kombat 1 to be playable at EVO 2023

The official EVO Twitter account confirmed that MK1 would be available to fans at the competition in August. While the game version is unclear, it is safe to assume EVO attendees will be playing a similar build to those that have surfaced on YouTube. 

“We are thrilled to announce that Mortal Kombat 1 will be playable publicly for the first time at Evo 2023! If you want to get your hands on the latest iteration in this iconic franchise, you won’t want to miss this.”

EVO 2023 news post

This news could sell more tickets as Mortal Kombat fans look to try out the latest series entry. 

Prepare for Mortal Kombat 11 at Evolution

Scorpionprocs (Left) & Rewind (Right) at EVO 2022 (Image Credit: EVO)
Scorpionprocs (Left) & Rewind (Right) at EVO 2022 (Image Credit: EVO)

While the hype behind Mortal Kombat 1 is warranted, let’s not forget Mortal Kombat 11’s presence at EVO 2023. Last time the game appeared at EVO, Chilean phenom Matías “Scorpionprocs” Martínez bested former EVO winner Curtis “Rewind” McCall in the Grand Finals.

Scorpionprocs picked up another win at Combo Breaker 2023, where he took down his brother and practice partner Nicolás “Nicholas” Martínez in a bracket reset. Top players, including six-time EVO Champion Dominique “SonicFox” McLean, will also attend the event in August.

EVO 2023 tickets, dates, venue, and more

EVO 2023 schedule, game lineup, what to expect, and more (Image via EVO)
EVO 2023 schedule, game lineup, what to expect, and more (Image via EVO)

You can check the tournament’s website for ticket information to attend EVO this year. The event offers competitor passes, general admission, and bundles for those looking to visit for multiple days. 

EVO 2023 runs from August 4 to August 6, including many fighting game titles, panels, and the MK1 demo. Here is a look at the games at EVO:

  • Street Fighter 6 - PS4 (Capcom)
  • Guilty Gear -Strive- PS4 (Arc System Works)
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate - PS4 (Warner Bros. Games)
  • Tekken 7 - PS4 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • The King of Fighters XV - PS4 (SNK)
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina - PS4 (Lasengle)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ - PS4 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - PS4 (Capcom)

Here is the pricing for the different ticket options:

  • Competitor pass – $114.50
  • Arena Finals (Sunday) – $85.75
  • Two-day bundle (Friday and Saturday) – $92.65
  • Three-day bundle – $167.50

It’s challenging to put a price on playing Mortal Kombat 1 at EVO, and this is your best opportunity to experience it before the game arrives in September.

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