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New Homelander intro footage and voice lines in Mortal Kombat 1 shown as NetherRealm announces his gameplay trailer release date

The next character headed to Mortal Kombat 1 is none other than The Boys' very villainous take on Superman: Homelander.

We've been long anticipating the character's debut and the official Mortal Kombat 1 X account has just announced that his gameplay trailer will be coming early on Wednesday morning.

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Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon polled fans asking what fighting game they want to see return and the results are pretty surprising

Mortal Kombat series co-creator Ed Boon is fairly prolific on Twitter. The long-time game developer and flat out legend in our industry often tweets on his personal X profile and drops hints at things to come for his games, shares fascinating tidbits of behind-the-scenes information, and occasionally ask followers questions to gauge their interest in various topics.

Recently, Mr. Boon put out a poll on his personal Twitter account asking fans what fighting game series (unrelated to Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios) they'd like to see return the most. Boon posted the results today, and the game fans want most is actually pretty surprising (sort of).

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Mortal Kombat 1 May 22 hotfix patch notes

NetherRealm Studios recently released a hotfix for Mortal Kombat 1. Patch notes have also been dropped that detail some changes with this latest hotfix.

It turns out that the Mavado Kameo might be just a little too strong. This latest hotfix is mostly focused on applying some minor nerfs to Mavado.

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Mortal Kombat 1 server maintenance incoming tomorrow morning

Although Street Fighter 6 players are the ones currently hyped up for an update this week, it seems like they might not be the only ones.

NetherRealm Studios announced today that server maintenance is also incoming for Mortal Kombat 1 quite soon.

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Kendrick Lamar and Drake's rap beef spills over into Outworld with Mortal Kombat 1 Def Jam mod including Snoop Dogg and more

Fighting games are full of characters who have beef with each other, but the hip hop community was also able to just witness their biggest battle between icons in a long time.

That Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake lyrical smackdown has apparently even managed to expand beyond Earthrealm with its influence seeping into Outworld and beyond in Mortal Kombat 1.

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Frost's Deadly Alliance debut was her best look, and these beautiful high resolution Mortal Kombat 1 screen shots prove it

I can remember the first time I saw "female Sub-Zero" some 22 years ago while unlocking new characters in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Not even aware that she was part of the game (the internet wasn't the leak/spoiler-prone entity it is now, and our phones were still widely attached to the wall) I recall unlocking Frost in the franchise's first Krypt and being absolutely stunned.

Frost has made a handful of appearances since Deadly Alliance, including a Kameo presence in the franchise's latest: Mortal Kombat 1. NetherRealm Studios has themed Kameo fighters with their nostalgic appearances and today we're sharing some high definition screen shots captured by TQT as he offers some up close and personal looks at the frozen beauty.

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Mortal Kombat 2 movie releasing at Imax theaters on October 24, 2025

Mortal Kombat 2, the sequel to the 2021 Mortal Kombat film, is slated to start showing at Imax theaters starting on October 24, 2025. Mortal Kombat 2 is set to follow Cole Young, the protagonist of Mortal Kombat and descendent of Hanzo Hasashi, and his story once again.

The story will be written by Jeremy Slater, known for his work on Moon Knight on the Disney+ subscription. Simon McQuoid will be returning as the director for Mortal Kombat 2.

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Ed Boon shares closer look at Ferra and sneak peek at the Kameo's acrobatic Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1

After being gone from the roster almost a decade now, everyone's favorite little vicious gremlin girl is coming back to Mortal Kombat.

The series co-creator, Ed Boon, is sharing some closer looks at Ferra as she'll appear in Mortal Kombat 1.

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Brussels Challenge 2024 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Brussels Challenge is back in 2024 and as the name probably already clued you in to, it will be happening in Brussels, Belgium.

Notable players participating in the event include Rohto|Tokido, TSM|Leffen, Mouz|Problem X, Kiba|Kkokkoma, Liquid|Shadow20z, Twis|Slash, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, M80|EndingWalker, Fitizen, Falcons|Valmaster, mYi|Kirakira, Liquid|Qudans, Skyll, PdM|Sonic-san, Dragons|Raef, BIG|Sephiblack, Kilzyou, Akainu, Pida, GL|Tetsu, Socky, Dudeakoff, NassimClaw, GG|Tibetano, PataChu, Kaneandtrench, FATE|Jodd, Takamura, Kusanagi and many more.

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Kitana and Mileena might actually look better in Tekken 8 than they do in Mortal Kombat 1

Unafraid of allowing its player base to mess around with the appearance of the main roster members, Bandai Namco allows Tekken 8 players to alter and customize characters to look wholly unique or a lot like other familiar fighters.

Today we're highlighting some such handiwork from creative Tekken players around the internet as they've transformed the likes of Asuka, Lili, and Xiaoyu into surprisingly great versions of Mortal Kombat's Kitana and Mileena.

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Fan recreates Mortal Kombat 1's character select screen in the Deadly Alliance style which impresses even Ed Boon

There are plenty of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance references contained within Mortal Kombat 1. However, it seems that one fan, The POor guy, has taken things a step further, which has caught the attention of Mortal Kombat cocreator Ed Boon.

The POor guy has recreated Mortal Kombat 1's character select screen in the style of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Of course, it should be noted that only the characters from Deadly Alliance are featured on the recreation, so Liu Kang's absence is easily noticed.

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Megan Thee Stallion's new BOA music video features booty Fatality with overt Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and more references

Fighting games and hip hop have been interlinked for decades at this point though it's certainly not every day things are taken quite this far.

Megan Thee Stallion just dropped a new music video for her track BOA, which features a bunch of fun and overt references to Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and plenty of other games.

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Mortal Kombat 1's next character is bringing something even more disgusting than the franchise's trademark gore

The next big, recognizable face headed to Mortal Kombat 1 is Superman spinoff and The Boys' central antagonist: Homelander. We got our first in-game view of the great American villain when NetherRealm Studios dropped his reveal trailer on Sunday.

The 45 second showcase primarily portrayed animation sequences as opposed to actual gameplay, but quickly reminded us of something we'd actually forgotten about Homelander: his very presence will take Mortal Kombat's trademark shock/gross out content to new heights, albeit through more than just gore.

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Andrew Bowen clears up misconception that he's voicing Homelander in Mortal Kombat 1, revitalizing the mystery

We recently got a sneak peek at Homelander in Mortal Kombat 1, though we've yet to see any of his actual gameplay. Since then, fans have been trying to figure out Homelander's voice actor.

For some time, it was believed that Andrew Bowen, the voice actor for Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 1, was portraying the character due to comment he made on Instagram shortly after the trailer dropped. Later, Bowen made sure to clarify the misconception.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Mavado Kameo update patch notes

Mavado has been added to Mortal Kombat as a new Kameo fighter. For Mavado to be accessible, NetherRealm Studios has updated the game.

As a result, Mortal Kombat 1 patch notes are now available to review.

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Mortal Kombat 1 servers now down for maintenance in preparation for Kameo Mavado DLC

It's been announced that Mortal Kombat 1's online servers are now offline to prepare for Mavado's release as a Kameo character. Once the servers are back online, the Kameo roster count will be expanded to 19.

As previously noted, Mavado is intended to function as a Kameo that's most effective for set ups, defense, and combo extension. Based on what we've seen from the trailer and Kombat Kast, Mavado has plenty of actions that behave as "ambush assists," which are typically very strong in Mortal Kombat 1.

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One of Mortal Kombat's most unloved characters is about to make his shot at a comeback though it's looking like an uphill battle

With over 30+ years of history to pull from, there's more than a couple handfuls of iconic characters that fans will often call their favorites whether that be Scorpion, Mileena, Sub-Zero, Kenshi, Goro, Shao Kahn, and many others.

We're not sure that anyone has ever named Mavado as their number one since his creation though he's finally attempting to make a comeback after 17 years, which may be his last good shot at gaining any real popularity.

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