Mortal Kombat 1 preorder – bonus characters and special editions

Mortal Kombat 1 preorder – bonus characters and special editions
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Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios are gearing up for the latest iteration of their bloody beat em up series – so gamers are keen to know what are the Mortal Kombat 1 preorder bonuses and editions?

There’s plenty on offer for those who want to put down their money early for the game, with a number of preorder bonuses and special editions up for grabs with a bunch of additional content that’s sure to have fans Testing the Might of their wallets. There’s additional fighters for the game, and physical items that’ll take pride of place on any Kollector’s shelf too.

Let’s break down what’s in store.

Mortal Kombat 1 preorder bonus – Shang Tsung

First off is the preorder bonus that all players will get, regardless of edition – and that’s everyone’s favourite evil shapeshifting sorcerer Shang Tsung. Funnily enough, those of you with long memories will probably remember he was the preorder bonus character for Mortal Kombat 11 too, but that version was based on the likeness of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa – the actor who played the role in the 1993 movie.

This time, In addition, those who preorder the game on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 only (sorry PC and Nintendo Switch fans) will also get access to a Mortal Kombat 1 beta, set to take place on August 18, 2023.

Mortal Kombat 1 special editions

Mortal Kombat 1 will release in three flavours for the discerning fighter – a Standard Edition, a Premium Edition and a Kollector’s Edition. Of course the Standard Edition will feature just the game – but below you can check out what’s in the special editions.

Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition

The Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition includes the game – as well as a bunch of extras. They include

  • Early access to the game from September 14.
  • 1250 Dragon Krystals (in-game currency)
  • Kombat Pack featuring:
    • Johnny Cage character skin of the likeness of Jean Claude Van Damme. (At launch.)
    • Early access to all six new playable characters (post-launch) including:
      • Ermac
      • Quan Chi
      • Takeda
      • Homelander (from The Boys)
      • Omni Man (from Invincible)
      • Peacemaker (from DC’s Peacemaker)
    • Five new Kameo fighters (Post-launch)

Just to be clear, Kameo fighters are ‘assist’ characters, who aren’t necessarily playable, but will come in and help your character when summoned.

The six new characters are all part of Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack 1, and have been revealed as a mix of returning fighters and cameos from some popular TV shows and movies, including Invincible, The Boys and Peacemaker.

When pre-orders go live – they should be available from the following retailers:

Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector’s Edition

The Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector’s Edition will only be available for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game at select retailers. It’ll include all the Premium Edition content – including the early access and Jean Claude Van Damme skin, the game and the following extras.

  • 16.5inch Liu Kang sculpture designed by COARSE
  • Liu Kang in-game character skin inspired by the above sculpture
  • 3 exclusive art prints
  • A steel case
  • 1450 additional Dragon Krystals, making a total of 2700

When pre-orders go live – you should be able to find them at the following retailers:

Mortal Kombat 1 will release on September 19, 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.

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