NetherRealm Studios has released a new “Lin Kuei” trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 that can confirm Smoke and Rain will both be playable in the new fighting game set for release on September 14/19, 2023. The introduction of the former is notable, in that Smoke hasn’t really been seen on a character select screen since 2011’s Mortal Kombat—and while fans of the purple robot variant from MK3 may be disappointed here, the human version remains equally explosive, as proven at the end of trailer that shows off one of his fatalities. Sektor, Cyrax, Frost, and Scorpion also appear in the trailer as Kameo Fighters.
Revealed in a new trailer focused on Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s struggle to establish the Lin Kuei’s purpose in Liu Kang’s new Mortal Kombat Universe, the video introduces Smoke, a fellow member of the ancient warrior clan with a mastery of stealth and practical magic. With deep ties to Scorpion and Sub-Zero, Smoke has made the clan’s mission his own and joins his Lin Kuei brethren in defense of Earthrealm. The trailer also provides a first look at Rain, the High Mage of Outworld who has honed his craft of water magic into a fierce weapon and now hopes to learn the realms’ darkest and most powerful sorcery.
Additionally, Sektor, Cyrax, Frost, and Scorpion can all be seen in the video as new Kameo Fighters, which provide a wide range of support moves and abilities during matches.