Mortal Kombat 1 Gets Live-Action Trailer Starring Dave Bautista
As the highly anticipated release date of the upcoming soft reboot, Mortal Kombat 1, draws near, the dynamic partnership between NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games has unveiled a riveting live-action trailer that’s set ablaze with excitement.
Taking the lead in this electrifying teaser is none other than the acclaimed actor and former wrestling sensation, Dave Bautista. The trailer, aptly titled “It’s In Our Blood,” has been unleashed on the digital stage of YouTube. A notable departure from its predecessors, this latest trailer casts a distinctive spell, enlisting Bautista as the game’s ambassador. With impassioned fervor, he guides the souls attuned to the call of Mortal Kombat through an inspiring oratory.
Intriguingly, the trailer opens with Bautista’s unassuming presence, gently propelling a cart of books through a library’s hushed aisles. Yet, it’s not long before the fire of Mortal Kombat blazes to life, consuming the very streets with its intensity. In a symphony of resonances with Mortal Kombat’s origins, Bautista’s speech summons the chosen, gathering them from the urban canvas to stand alongside him, their unified voices proclaiming “Mortal Kombat!” A mystical touch then sees him etch the game’s iconic logo onto a window, akin to the cryptic magic of an enchanter. This sequence evokes a nostalgic echo of the legendary Mortal Monday commercial that accompanied the inaugural launch of the first Mortal Kombat game. Bautista’s rallying cry encapsulates readiness for a new age, emblematic of the reboot essence embodied in MK1. The trailer then effortlessly transitions into in-game sequences, with ardent fans merging into the virtual personas of the game’s cast, all set to a familiar yet captivating soundtrack.
Ed Boon, a mastermind behind Mortal Kombat’s inception and the Chief Creative Officer of NetherRealm Studios, acknowledged in a press communiqué that the Mortal Monday advertisement acted as the pivotal ignition for the odyssey into the realm of home gaming. This homage to that legendary juncture in Mortal Kombat’s annals, as Boon reminisces, emerges as the perfect overture for the grand unveiling of Mortal Kombat 1. Bautista, celebrated for his WWE legacy and his indelible mark on Hollywood with roles in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the James Bond saga’s Spectre, and the sweeping epic, Dune, stands as a household name.
With an impending release across major platforms including PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Mortal Kombat stands poised to weave its magic once more. Following the tumultuous disruptions precipitated by Mortal Kombat 11, where Kronika and Shang Tsung’s machinations led to a temporal upheaval, the torchbearer of the “New Era” that Bautista alludes to is none other than Liu Kang. This promises a tapestry that seamlessly weaves the familiar with the refreshingly novel.
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 29, 2023
Within this bubbling anticipation, NetherRealm has generously divulged details about the game’s playable roster. A gathering of twenty formidable characters awaits players, encompassing beloved names like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Liu Kang. Moreover, Shang Tsung makes an entrance as an exclusive pre-order bonus, adding an extra layer of allure. The icing on the cake is the Kombat Pack, introducing an elite cadre of six additional combatants to heighten the adrenaline.
The date etched into the gaming world’s calendar is September 19th, the day when Mortal Kombat 1 shall finally descend upon us, a harbinger of breathtaking battles and pulse-pounding victories.