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Mortal Kombat 1 Peacemaker Gameplay Shows Off Jetpack-Powered Fatality, Janet Cage Kameo

Warner Bros. Games and developer NetherRealm have released the first gameplay of Mortal Kombat 1 DLC guest character Peacemaker, featuring the voice and likeness of actor John Cena.

Mortal Kombat 1’s Peacemaker is based on the character played by Cena in DC’s The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker series, and joins the game on February 28 as part of the early access period for Kombat Pack owners. Peacemaker then goes on general sale on March 6.

In the video, we see Peacemaker use a variety of weapons in typical over-the-top style, as well as his helmet abilities. His bald eagle sidekick, Eagly, can be called in to help out. Peacemaker’s Fatality is a gruesome affair that sees the character jetpack straight into his opponent, tearing the upper half of his body away before sonic booming it into bits. The Fatality ends with Peacemaker feeding the remains to Eagly.

Meanwhile, the trailer also gives fans a first look at gameplay for Janet Cage, a new DLC Kameo fighter available as part of the Kombat Pack and for standalone purchase in March 2024. Janet Cage is an alternate reality version of Mortal Kombat’s famous deadbeat Hollywood action star Johnny Cage.

And finally, crossplay finally hits Mortal Kombat 1 on February 28 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Crossplay, which is not available with the Nintendo Switch version, lets players matchmake in 1 vs. 1 Kombat League and Kasual matches, invite friends for 1 vs. 1 private matches, and view leaderboard stats across all supported platforms.

A Mortal Kombat 1 free trial weekend takes place from March 7-10 on PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC via Steam. This includes 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), and Invasions (Johnny Cage’s Mansion only). An Xbox Game Pass subscription is required to access the Mortal Kombat 1 Free Trial. A PlayStation Plus membership is required to access online multiplayer matches.

Mortal Kombat 1 launched in September 2023 and while it shot to three million sales, the game’s core community has grown increasingly disgruntled with its aggressive monetisation, poor communication, and lack of updates. But NetherRealm has committed to story DLC and a "big surprise after that".

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