Warner Bros. Games revisits 1993 Mortal Kombat TV commercial with new live-action trailer for Mortal Kombat 1

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Warner Bros. Games today announced a brand-new live-action trailer for Mortal Kombat 1, the next installment in the kult license developed by renowned NeatherRealm Studios, to be released on Sept. 19. Entitled “It’s in our blood”, the new video, directed by Tom Kuntz with the participation of Matthew Libatique, Academy Award winner for A Star Is Born, pays tribute to the 1993 “Mortal Monday” kulte commercial that marked the history of the series

Like the commercial that aired 30 years ago, this trailer features actor and producer Dave Bautista encouraging people from all walks of life to prepare for kombat. Bautista follows in the footsteps of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat 1, who must also unite the champions of the kingdoms to defend and protect a reinvented Mortal Kombat universe

“I remember the Mortal Monday commercial very well, especially the iconic scream,” Bautista reveals. “That’s when I became the Mortal Kombat fan you see today, 30 years later. I’m very happy and extremely honored to be able to be part of the game’s history.”

“The Mortal Monday commercial really launched us on a great adventure in video game creation,” tells us Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat. “It’s incredible to be able to pay tribute to one of the most defining moments in Mortal Kombat history on the eve of the launch of Mortal Kombat 1.”

To see and share the official trailer for Mortal Kombat 1: It’s in our blood with Dave Bautista, go to

Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest installment in the beloved video game franchise developed by NetherRealm Studios. The reincarnated Mortal Kombat universe is transposed into a new story, with iconic heroes and villains reinvented as they’ve never been seen before. The game features a wide range of legendary characters, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Rain, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Geras, Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, General Shao, Sindel and many more, as well as a team of Kameo Fighters who will provide backup during matches

Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) on Sept. 19. Playable characters Quan Chi, Ermac and Takeda, as well as guest fighters Peacemaker, Omni-Man and Homelander will be featured in the post-launch downloadable content (DLC) Kombat pack, which is available now for pre-order as part of the Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition and Kollector Edition. All Mortal Kombat 1 pre-orders will include the playable character Shang Tsung

All resources can be found in the press room on the Warner Bros. Games website. To access it, go to WarnerBrosGames-Press. com and click on the “Register” button

To find out more about Mortal Kombat 1, visit MortalKombat.com

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