Mortal Kombat 1 unfolds as a new reality in first previews for the new story mode and gameplay. Summer Game Fest was not coy with its main event attraction -- delivering the world premiere with an extended trailer and presentation by Ed Boon. Watch the official trailer now:

A youthful Kung Lao faces off with Sub-Zero in a Chinese restaurant, while Johnny Cage finds his swish Hollywood mansion invaded by a suited (and sighted) Kenshi. It's all part of the subdued new reality of Mortal Kombat 1 -- and our first look at the new fighting game engine. The preview showcases the fluid relationship between fights and story as Fire God Liu Kang gathers champions, including in-game opponent Scorpion, and a young Shaolin fighter answering to Raiden.

Lush background environments are back as kombat evolves with flourishes of familiar fist & kick fighting, special moves, and Kameo Fighters that dart in and out of the battle to assist in delivering bone crunching kombos. Klassically inspired kameo fighters include Jax, Sonya Blade, Kano, Goro, and Stryker in designs that remind us of the arcade klassics as MK celebrates thirty years of fatalities.

There were plenty of blood & guts on display as fighters were carved, dismembered, decapitated, and generally put through the ringer, including a heart rip finisher from a klassic styled Kano.

In this world Scorpion and Sub-Zero are apparently brothers, and Kitana & Mileena are bound by their own brand of sisterhood, bu it seems this time Mileena has a throne to be covetted, and a toothy new design that comes with a disease -- real or imagined.

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Mortal Kombat 1 is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19th, with early access available to Premium & Kollector's Edition owners. Save both dates by downloading the MKO App via the App Store or Google Play and using the calendar.

It's Fire God Liu Kang's reality now and we're just living in it. What did you think of the first-look at gameplay, characters, and the strange new world of MK's third timeline? Leave your reactions in the comments below and discuss more in the Mortal Kombat 1 forum!