Mortal Kombat 1 leak finally unveils equipment and customization
The enigmatic equipment and customization systems of Mortal Kombat 1 have finally been elucidated thanks to leaked footage of an early version of the ...
The enigmatic equipment and customization systems of Mortal Kombat 1 have finally been elucidated thanks to leaked footage of an early version of the game running on the Nintendo Switch.
Since the initial unveiling of Mortal Kombat 1, fans have harbored one of the most pressing inquiries regarding the potential return of the equipment system in Mortal Kombat 1. In this regard, NetherRealm has been surprisingly tight-lipped, only confirming last week, upon the revelation of the new Invasion mode, that such a system would indeed be present. Although players were informed of unlockable equipment and skins, the extent of the system and the specific alterations that can be made to each fighter still remain undisclosed.
In recent days, footage from an early version of the Nintendo Switch version of the game has been shared online, revealing some crucial details about Mortal Kombat 1, including the nearly finalized roster. While we may still be awaiting further information regarding the obscured 24th character, the latest circulating footage of the game finally grants us a more comprehensive glimpse into the equipment and customization systems.
On the Mortal Kombat Leaks subreddit page, user Disastrous-Form-6348 has shared several screenshots from the Nintendo Switch version of the game, showcasing the equipment menu in action. The screenshots reveal that there are four distinct elements that can be modified for each character - taunts, finishers (including Fatalities and Brutalities), color palettes, and a single piece of equipment for each character, such as Scorpion's mask and Geras' chest piece. Another video, posted by user Crazy-Level-8809, also confirms which equipment item can be swapped for each of the characters.
Unsurprisingly, the equipment system in Mortal Kombat 1 is less extensive than that of Mortal Kombat 11. Not only have we lost the ability to customize character intros and outros, but it also appears that this time around, we can only swap a portion of each character's attire, as opposed to being able to modify nearly everything in a character's outfit. That being said, the novelty in this game lies in the option to select which taunt is used by each character. This makes sense, considering it is the first Mortal Kombat game to feature taunts at all.
It is worth noting that the person capturing the footage appears to have not unlocked anything in the game so far. It's possible that characters have more than one equipment item that can be customized. The showcased version of the game is evidently still unfinished, as descriptions for most unlockable content are missing and placeholder file names are used instead. However, it can be deduced thus far that customization options in Mortal Kombat 1 will receive less emphasis this time around.