PSA: The entire story mode of Mortal Kombat 1 was streamed days before its release
Lately, there have been numerous leaks regarding Mortal Kombat 1, but this could arguably be the most severe one thus far. Somehow, a content creator ...
Lately, there have been numerous leaks regarding Mortal Kombat 1, but this could arguably be the most severe one thus far. Somehow, a content creator managed to obtain an early version of the game and streamed themselves playing the story mode. Spoilers are being shared online, so exercise caution with the story's details if you wish to approach it with an unbiased perspective.
The clips are being taken down by the copyright holder, Warner Bros. Games, but not before others can save and share them. Anyone eagerly awaiting the release day should currently avoid Twitter, in particular, as fans are discussing story elements that have been streamed by the player who obtained the game days before its official release.
It appears that the Twitter and Twitch user OfficialK3G is the source of the leaked material, but it is not entirely clear how they managed to obtain an early version of the game in the first place. The only explanation they have offered is that they "know" someone who has access and presumably handed them a copy. Considering that OfficialK3G has now violated any agreed-upon embargo, it is likely that they will not receive any future games from Warner Bros.
By the way, no worries, we won't discuss any story elements here. However, the same cannot be said for the Mortal Kombat community, as clips and spoilers are circulating. Some have already been flagged for copyright violations, but they are appearing faster than they can be removed. Consequently, social media is not a safe space for fans who wish to avoid all the leaks.
Fortunately, we don't have to wait much longer. Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on September 19th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. Owners of the Premium Edition of the game will already have access to it on September 14th, so OfficialK3G only had to wait until next Thursday to legally stream it. This way, he also keeps his Twitch account, as the entire channel was removed due to the copyright violation. It remains to be seen if he will regain access to the account, but he is still active on Twitter and Facebook, at least for now.
That being said, Mortal Kombat 1 was already a highly leaky game long before OfficialK3G found a copy for early play. The significant news that the first DLC pack would feature Homelander, Omni-Man, and Peacemaker as guest fighters had been known months in advance due to rumors that turned out to be true. Similarly, the revelation that Megan Fox would have a role in the game was confirmed. The latter was only recently confirmed in a new trailer, which showcased Fox as Nitara—the vampire fighter from the 3D era who hasn't appeared in the series for years.