Update: The Official Peacemaker Gameplay Trailer has arrived, giving us a first look at how the DC icon plays in Mortal Kombat 1, as well as Peacemaker TV series star John Cena’s performance. Of course we also get a look at a fatality, in which Peacemaker literally Sonic Booms an opponent’s skin off (also, Eagly is here which we love).
Peacemaker arrives to Early Access-eligible players on February 28th and then becomes available for all players to purchase on March 6th, and the trailer also reveals that Janet Cage will be joining the roster of Kameo fighters later in March. Watch it below:
Original: Warner Bros. Games and Netherrealm have confirmed the long-awaited release of DC Comics character Peacemaker (specifically the John Cena rendition from the excellent TV show) as an additional fighter in Mortal Kombat 1, revealing that early access for the character will begin on February 28 for Kombat Pack owners and a week later for those wanting to purchase it standalone.
The Peacemaker fighter drop will also coincide with the arrival of the fourth “Season” of the Invasions mode, bringing with it new seasonal content for players to tackle. Warner Bros. Games said in a tweet that it’ll have more to share on both Peacemaker and the new season “later this month.”
Peacemaker is preparing for his arrival in the New Era. Early access will be available on February 28, along with the arrival of the new season around the same time. Details on both will be coming later this month. #MK1@MortalKombatpic.twitter.com/ysoSUWSw6g
Not specifically called out in this post, but previously confirmed by the team, is the addition of cross-play to the game, allowing folks on Xbox, PC and PS5 to finally go head-to-head. Assuming that plan hasn’t changed in the weeks since, it would make sense to see the feature arrive in tandem with Season 4 and Peacemaker.
We gave Mortal Kombat 1 a 9.5/10 in our review last year, saying “Mortal Kombat 1 is a joyful reinvention of a series that is continually hitting its stride. A strong and varied roster is bolstered by an ingenious Kameo system that offers up a great degree of player flexibility unlike anything else. While it’s a bit off an odd choice to not have crossplay at launch and the approach to gear is bound to be divisive, Mortal Kombat 1 feels like the most complete Mortal Kombat experience so far. And perhaps even one of the best fighting games I’ve ever played.”