'Surprise' Mortal Kombat 1 Character Reveal Could Be Happening Soon


NetherRealm Studios has been constantly revealing new information about Mortal Kombat 1, and the next character is expected to be revealed soon. The upcoming Fighting Custer, titled Revenge of the Outcast, will hit theaters sometime next week and will feature the characters LeMay and Smoke, with a surprise fighter also making an appearance . Fans have speculated that the surprise fighter could be Baraka, although the use of the word “surprise” might suggest that’s not the case. The Player’s Day roll video continues the look at how Mortal Kombat 1’s next character may be revealed soon, and it will highlight a “surprising” fighter. NetherRealm Studios has been providing fans with a steady stream of information about the next game in the long-running franchise. The Umgadi faction trailer was shown at SDCC, the third-party guest DLC fighters were officially revealed, and there were also insights into the stories of several characters from the game’s new timeline. This momentum for character reveals also appears to be continuing, with the next “Kombat Kast” reveal seemingly set to bring unexpected debuts.

Kombat Kast provides an in-depth look at the various fighters in Mortal Kombat 1, often hosted by senior NetherRealm staff, including Ed Boon. The first Mortal Kombat 1-themed Kombat Kast aired in July, giving fans details about Johnny Cage and Scorpion, as well as a battle between the two veteran fighters. Had an exhibition match. The next installment is on the way, and some details about its content will be revealed ahead of the official premiere date.

A fan posted on the r/MortalKombat subreddit that they noticed some details about the next Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Kast. They posted a screenshot showing the YouTube stream ahead of time, titled “Kombat Kast 2 Revenge of the Banished.” The video description explains how it will focus on “Exiled” characters LeMay and Smoke. Among other things, it previewed the “surprise fighters” that will appear in an upcoming livestream.

Another poster on the site, u/MistahJ17, shared a similar screen, though this one was from NetherRealm Studio’s Twitch channel, which had scheduled a livestream of the same name in advance. Now moving to the Twitch channel, the stream has been removed and is no longer promoting the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1-focused Kombat Kast.

Ed Boone himself chimed in on Twitter, saying that the new Kombat Kast will be out this week. The “surprise” fighter had fans speculating about who could make an appearance alongside LeMay and Smoke. Various theories point to the classic fighter Baraka, who appears alongside other Takatans in the latest Mortal Kombat 1 trailer, though the “surprise” aspect puts that theory under scrutiny. Regardless, fans should wait for more information on the livestream to be revealed later.

“Mortal Kombat 1” will launch on September 19 on PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X platforms.