During the last day, the confirmation that fighting game fans have been waiting for has arrived: Mortal Kombat 1the twelfth chapter of the brutal NetherRealm saga, it’s official and will be available as early as next September.
The new episode of the series will in all respects be a soft-rebootat the same time taking up the events narrated in the conclusion of the eleventh chapter (find the Ultimate edition on Amazon).
A choice that offers the development team the possibility of from the begining with a new storyline, without however breaking the links with the previous episodes, as was made evident by the official announcement trailer.
At the same time, not even one of the most popular features for online fighting in the eleventh chapter will be abandoned: as reported by PSU, NetherRealm has in fact officially confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 will also support netcode rollbackthus providing an even smoother and more seamless online gameplay experience.
For the uninitiated what it is, netcode rollback is capable of cancel any possible visual impact of the lag: in optimal conditions, it will be the game itself that will be able to predict the opponent’s moves, creating the illusion of a perfect match and that it is not even taking place on the net.
A feature that has now become essential for all fighting games successful, given that every single move and combo requires impeccable precision: without the use of this netcode, the real risk is that some sporadic micro-interruptions — especially in the case of Wi-Fi connections — could change the outcome of the games.
Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 1 won’t have to worry about this problem, as NetherRealm has decided to introduce this type of netcode since the launch of the title: it is notoriously difficult to introduce it on products already on the market, which is why it is a crucial announcement for the most competitive fans.
We remind you that the development team has already announced the most precious Premium and Kollector editions: we will keep you promptly updated on our pages as soon as the pre-orders are available.
The release of Mortal Kombat 1 on Switch has also already been confirmed, but the price of the game should be the same as that of Tears of the Kingdom.