One has to wonder if any original fans of Invincible from 20 years ago wished to see their favorite superpowered characters represented in Mortal Kombat, but if they did, it’s finally their time in the sun.
Omni-Man’s debut trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 was unveiled to the world this weekend, and though there wasn’t a ton of gameplay, there were recreation of the bad dad’s most brutal and infamous scenes — and that’s not all.
A handful of people across the internet have already put together some side-by-side comparisons between MK1 and the Invincible TV series including Skybound Games, who are working on a mobile title for the comic franchise.
Their’s seems to be the most complete that we’ve come across thus far since it goes over not just the Fatalities and Fatal Blow but also some of the gameplay snippets too.
— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) October 14, 2023
Unsurprisingly, it appears that NetherRealm Studios has put a lot of work re-capturing the scenes from Season 1 of Invincible to quite literally excruciating detail and even from some new angles.
We think Omni-Man’s most famous “Think!” climactic beatdown is probably going to be his Fatal Blow while the train sequence and head pop are his Fatalities.
There’s not really much more we can or have to say about them but, it looks like they’ve done well and see for yourselves.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) October 14, 2023
And hopefully there’s some more references to the comic book material too and not just the show (or known mostly because of it).
Those aren’t even the only references packed into the trailer either, as you just have to take a closer look at that train scene.
If you look closely at the left side of the station, you can see the Boon and Tobias exit signs that should look pretty darn familiar to MK fans as the continued nod to series creators Ed Boon and John Tobias.
Instead of just copying Invincible, NRS has Omni-Man take his enemy down to the Subway stage that first appeared all the way back in Mortal Kombat 3.
Although the Subway makes cameos in Mortal Kombat 11’s Story and Retrocade, we haven’t gotten to properly play on the stage since 2011’s reboot, so it’s nice to see it brought back in some capacity for the new timeline even if brief.
Nah, this is a godlike reference. Absolutely perfect use of this Fatality. pic.twitter.com/VKo1KV5YBX
— Fighting-Games Daily (@FGC_Daily) October 14, 2023
Ed Boon is promising there’s still so much of Omni-Man we haven’t seen yet, so it’s going to be interesting to see what other references they’re giving him in MK1 along with how much is going to be new.
On top of the first DLC fighter, NetherRealm also revealed release window information for MK1’s first Kombat Pack including that Johnny Cage has been replaced as a Kameo.