The Mortal Kombat franchise is set to introduce a new feature in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 game. The game will include special assist characters known as Kameo Fighters, who will create expanded gameplay possibilities for players. While NetherRealm Studios has not explicitly detailed the function of these fighters, the first batch of Kameos has seemingly been revealed through an Amazon listing for the game.
Mortal Kombat 1 will feature an array of Kameo Fighters that will shake up the franchise’s combat formula. The first wave of these fighters will be included in the game’s Premium and Kollector’s Edition Kombat Pack and includes six unique guest characters from Mortal Kombat history and pop culture.
While three of the leaked fighters, Quan Chi, Ermac, and Takeda, will be familiar to Mortal Kombat fans, the other three hail from the world of comics. Peacemaker, Homelander, and Omni-Man are characters that originate from violent source material and would feel distinctly at home in Mortal Kombat.
What’s unique about these comic fighters is that they represent a vast array of comic book universes. Omni-Man hails from Invincible, published by Image Comics, and later turned into an Amazon Prime Video animated streaming series. Homelander was birthed in The Boys, published by DC’s WildStorm, and then Dynamite Entertainment. The series was later adapted into a live-action streaming TV series by Amazon.
Peacemaker, the sole representative of DC Comics so far, is likely to be based on John Cena’s portrayal in The Suicide Squad and the Peacemaker TV spin-off, should this Amazon listing prove accurate.
NetherRealm Studios has remained tight-lipped about the leaked Kameo Fighters and whether Amazon has legitimately jumped the gun on announcements. However, given that select fighters from this roster hail from Amazon-supported franchises, there is reason to believe in the legitimacy of this listing.
As NetherRealm continues to hype the upcoming game, set to launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch on 19 September 2023, fans are likely to hear more about these potential cameos in Mortal Kombat 1.
The introduction of Kameo Fighters in Mortal Kombat 1 is set to shake up the franchise’s combat formula. The inclusion of characters from comic book universes expands the game’s scope and offers a unique gameplay experience for players. While NetherRealm Studios has not officially announced the Kameo Fighters, the Amazon listing hints at the upcoming feature and has fans excited for the game’s release.