Mortal Kombat 1 characters: Every confirmed fighter on the roster

Mortal Kombat 1 combat
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The Mortal Kombat 1 roster just got one of its best (and strangest additions). While we already knew about a lot of Hollywood talent coming into the new fighting game through the first Kombat Pack DLC, I don't think anybody expected this: Nitara is returning, and she'll have the voice & likeness of actor Megan Fox. 

With the September 19 release date fast approaching, we're finally getting a real sense of what Mortal Kombat 1 characters we'll be ripping apart from launch. The studio is promising that this series reboot will reimagine each of the fighters, with respect to their stories and fighting styles, so expect plenty more surprises in Mortal Kombat 1

Basically, this Mortal Kombat 1 roster is coming together quickly and it's looking fantastic. So keep reading to find every confirmed MK1 character that we know about so far.

All Mortal Kombat 1 characters confirmed

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  • Ashrah
  • Baraka
  • General Shao
  • Geras
  • Havik
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kenshi
  • Kitana
  • Kung Lao
  • Li Mei
  • Liu Kang
  • Mileena
  • Nitara
  • Raiden
  • Rain
  • Reiko
  • Reptile
  • Scorpion
  • Shang Tsung (pre-order exclusive)
  • Sindel
  • Smoke
  • Sub-Zero
  • Tanya

All Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo characters confirmed

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  • Cyrax
  • Darrius
  • Frost
  • Goro
  • Jackson "Jax" Briggs
  • Kano
  • Kung Lao
  • Motaro
  • Sareena
  • Scorpion
  • Sektor
  • Shujinko
  • Sub-Zero
  • Sonya Blade
  • Stryker

Mortal Kombat 1 features a new Kameo Fighters system where you can call upon another famous MK fighter to assist you in battle – combining their moveset with your primary character selection to perform devastating offensive and support-based moves, including hard-hitting Fatal Blows, brutal Fatalities, and defensive Breakers. 

NetherRealm says that each Kameo Fighter is based on a classic version of the character pulled from over 30 years of Mortal Kombat history. Additionally, while some characters from the main roster will receive Kameo Fighter variants (meaning you could pair up two Sub-Zeroes, for example), it's understood that some characters may be exclusive to the Kameo system. I have bolded those in the above MK1 Kameo characters list

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack characters confirmed

Mortal Kombat 1

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NetherRealm Studios has confirmed the fighters who will appear in the first Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack. The post-launch DLC will add six characters to the main roster, including classic combatants like Quan Chi, Ermac, and Takeda Takahashi, as well as guest fighters Peacemaker, Omni-Man, and Homelander. The Kombat Pack also unlocks five additional Kameo fighters. 

Kombat Pack Main Roster:

  • Quan Chi
  • Ermac
  • Takeda Takahashi
  • Peacemaker 
  • Omni-Man 
  • Homelander
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme (Johnny Cage character skin)

Kombat Pack Kameo Fighters:

  • Ferra
  • Johnny Cage
  • Khameleon
  • Mavado
  • Tremor 

Mortal Kombat 1 is one of our most anticipated new games of 2023. While we wait for it, be sure to dive into one of the best fighting games you can play today. 

Josh West
Editor-in-Chief, GamesRadar+

Josh West is the Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar+. He has over 15 years experience in online and print journalism, and holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Feature Writing. Prior to starting his current position, Josh has served as GR+'s Features Editor and Deputy Editor of games™ magazine, and has freelanced for numerous publications including 3D Artist, Edge magazine, iCreate, Metal Hammer, Play, Retro Gamer, and SFX. Additionally, he has appeared on the BBC and ITV to provide expert comment, written for Scholastic books, edited a book for Hachette, and worked as the Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. In his spare time, Josh likes to play bass guitar and video games. Years ago, he was in a few movies and TV shows that you've definitely seen but will never be able to spot him in.

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