MORTAL KOMBAT 1: New Trailer Reveals First Gameplay for DC’s Peacemaker

DC's Peacemaker is coming to Mortal Kombat 1! Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios today released a new trailer for the upcoming game revealing the first gameplay footage for the upcoming DLC guest fighter, Peacemaker.
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DC’s Peacemaker is coming to Mortal Kombat 1! Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios today released a new trailer for the upcoming game revealing the first gameplay footage for the upcoming DLC guest fighter, Peacemaker, featuring the voice and likeness of actor and WWE Superstar John Cena! Peacemaker officially joins the roster for the fighting game on Feb. 28.

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The Peacemaker DLC will be available first in early access on Feb. 28 for Kombat Pack owners. This will be followed by wide availability on Mar. 6. You can also check out the newly revealed trailer and gameplay footage of Peacemaker in the game below:


Additionally, NetherRealm Studios also announced a free trial of the game will be available from Mar. 7-10. Cena portrayed the character in the 2021 blockbuster, The Suicide Squad, and he later reprised the role in the hit live-action spinoff series, Peacemaker.

Mortal Kombat 1 - Peacemaker, Janet Cage (Kameo) & Quan Chi
Image via Warner Bros. Games

Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, cherishes peace with all his heart, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get it. He’s now ready to challenge Liu Kang’s New Era of peace, along with his formidable moveset, using expert gunslinging skills, his signature helmet abilities, and of course, his loyal bald eagle sidekick, Eagly. The game even incorporates his dance moves and brash humor from the show.

The new gameplay trailer also provides a first look at Janet Cage, a new DLC Kameo Fighter and alternate reality version of Johnny Cage. She can assist during matches and provide a wide range of support moves. Janet Cage will be available as part of the Kombat Pack or a standalone purchase starting in March.

Mortal Kombat 1 - Peacemaker & Mileena
Image via Warner Bros. Games

Another new addition to the Mortal Kombat 1 experience coming up this month is Krossplay functionality. This function starts on Feb. 28 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC (Steam and Epic Games Store). Krossplay will enable players to matchmaker 1 vs. 1 Kombat League and Kasual matches, 1 vs. 1 private matches, and view leaderboard stats across all supported platforms for the game.

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Additionally, prospective players can check out the Free Trial Weekend scheduled from March 7-10 on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC. This will be a limited-time free trial of the game including access to the base roster of main characters and Kameo fighters, all online and local multiplayer modes, Towers, Story mode (Chapters 1 and 2 only), Invasions (Johnny Cage’s mansion only), and more. More information is available on the Free Trial Weekend FAQs page.

About Mortal Kombat 1

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Release Date: September 19, 2023; February 28, 2024 (Peacemaker for Kombat Pack Owners)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC
Genre: Fighting
Rating: Rated M for Mature

About: Mortal Kombat 1 is the latest installment in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat videogame franchise developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios. Introducing a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe with iconic heroes and villains reimagined as they’ve never been seen before, Mortal Komat 1 features a wide-ranging cast of legendary fighters with all-new backstories, including Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Shang Tsung, Johnny Cage, Kenshi, Smoke, Rain, Li Mei, Tanya, Baraka, Geras, Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, General Shao, Sindel, Nitara, and Reiko, along with a separate roster of Kameo Fighters who can assist during matches.

What do you think of the news? Are you looking forward to DC’s Peacemaker joining the Mortal Kombat 1 roster? Are you a fan of the game? Any other guest fighters you’d like to see join the roster as Kombatants in the Kombat Pack? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: NetherRealm Studios

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