History is repeating in Mortal Kombat 1, but in a new era created by the Fire God Liu Kang -- nothing is quite as it was! The mysteries of this once familiar world unfurl as a cinematic Story Mode takes us into a reality that can be both kind - and cruel. Go no further if you wish to avoid SPOILERS!

A Prologue finds Shang Tsung struggling to survive as a lowly snake oil salesman, but the arrival of a shrouded woman with a glow in her eyes promises he was meant for much more. Forces have conspired against him for his entire life, and perhaps she will be the means to twist this new era.

Chapter 1 centers on the humble exploits of Kung Lao and Raiden as they work on the harvest, train to become better martial artists, and chase a big meal. The kung fu buddies seem destined for trouble as dinner at Madam Bo's turns deadly with the arrival of the Lin Kuei -- Smoke, Scorpion, and Grand Master Sub-Zero!

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Shang Tsung will be available to purchase upon the game's release on September 19th, or as a free download for anyone who pre-orders. Mortal Kombat 1 is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC in wide release September 19th, or in Premium Early Access starting September 14th.

What do you think of the opening scenes from the story mode? Who is the mysterious woman and where will the story end? Share your reactions & speculation in the comments below and dig deeper in the Mortal Kombat 1 forum!