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Mortal Kombat 1 (2023)

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Mortal Kombat 1

Developers: NetherRealm Studios, QLOC (Windows), Shiver Entertainment (Switch), Saber Interactive (Switch)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: September 19, 2023

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Mortal Kombat 1 is the continuation of Mortal Kombat 11 (Aftermath), and a new reboot to the series, returning characters not seen since Deadly Alliance and Deception... and timeline shenanigans and more.

Unused / Unfinished Characters

The game has in the Story Mode various unfinished versions of the characters from the roster, including both Kombat Kameos and Playable Characters.

Playable Characters

Quan Chi

An unfinished version of Quan Chi exists on the data files, which uses MK11 Shang Tsung's stance and attacks as placeholders, used for the Story Mode. He later arrived as a full playable DLC Character on December 14th for the Early Access users, fully released on December 21th, with a brand new moveset.

As being unfinished, he lacks bones for the Fatal Blows, apart from lack of Fatalities and Brutalities, having only the basic attacks, some specials and that's it. Curiously, this version is the one used for Kameo Titan Quan Chi.


Like Quan Chi, he uses MK11 Noob Saibot's stance and attacks as placeholders, having his attacks slightly edited, and like Quan Chi, he lacks bones, Fatal Blows, Fatalities, Brutalities and the taunt, turning into a T-pose one. Unlike Quan Chi (before his DLC Version was released), he had facials programmed in the Armageddon Chapter.

Along with Quan Chi, they're announced as part of the Kombat Pack 1 DLC for the game, being Ermac released in April 16 (Early Access) and April 23 (Full Release), revamped and with a new moveset, along with Mavado.

Kameo Characters


An unfinished version of Khameleon is used in the Story Mode against Tanya, lacking the Jade pole attack part. A DLC Version, complete with a proper Fatal Blow and Fatality along with Quan Chi, were released on December 14th and 21th.

Elemental Kameos

These ones are exclusively for the story mode, being the ice one a clone of Kameo Sub-Zero. With the exception of the last mentioned, all of them uses a generic Fatal Blow.

Unused Game Modes

Tag Team Mode

In the files of the game, an almost completed Tag Team mode (Seen in past games) is present, albeit unused and a bit unfinished.

In-game doesn't change the UI to the other character, but one of the pause menus with the moveset.

Unused / Alternative Cutscene

Armageddon Scene - Kombat Kids Encounter

An actual intro scene for the Kombat Kids! Unfortunately didn't made the cut for unknown reasons and was left unused. Instead, was converted into a fast-kill scene.

Early Final

Project Name

Mortal Kombat 1 is internally known as Mortal Kombat 12, and is visible when some dialogues from the game fails to load, rendering the internal name of the game and its location.

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Having a screenshot of one of these error message would be cool