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Mortal Kombat 1 Takeda release date and how to get them

Find out when the Mortal Kombat 1 Takeda release date will arrive and everything else we know about the final fighter in the Kombat Pack.

Mortal Kombat 1 Takeda: A split image showing the masked MK1 version of Takeda and the unmasked MKX version of Takeda

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen Takdea Takahashi, son of Kenshi Takahashi, in a Mortal Kombat game. So far, his first and only appearance as a playable character has been in Mortal Kombat X, all the way back in 2015.

However, we know he’s coming to Mortal Kombat 1 very soon as part of the Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack. As Scorpion’s apprentice, he combines some of Scorpion’s techniques with those of his father’s to make for a unique fighter. This specific Mortal Kombat 1 character is likely to shake up one of the best fighting games of all time, but when will you be able to get your hands on him?

Mortal Kombat 1 Takeda release date

NetherRealm has confirmed that the Takeda will be fully released into Mortal Kombat 1 on Tuesday, July 30, 2024. However, those with early access will be able to use him seven days earlier on Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

This is around the time we initially anticipated for Takeda, as the gaps between the last few DLC fighter releases have been around seven or eight weeks. Prior to Takeda, Homelander was added to the game on June 11.

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Takeda is the last playable character to be released from Kombat Pack 1. Players have already been treated to Omni-Man, Quan Chi, Ermac, Homelander, and Peacekeeper, but despite the big names in that list, there’s a lot of excitement for Takeda.

Introduced in 2015’s Mortal Kombat X as Kenshi’s son, Takeda played a big role in MKX’s campaign alongside the children of several other Mortal Kombat stalwarts. However, with MK1’s timeline reset and swapping around of some identities, we won’t truly know who this Takeda is until he steps foot in the game. Regardless, many are excited to see him back.

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How to unlock Takeda in Mortal Kombat 1

Like all the other DLC fighters in Mortal Kombat 1, you’ll need to buy the Kombat Pack add-on to be able to get Takeda when he arrives. As he is the final playable Kombatant in the Kombat Pack, the five that came before him will also immediately be yours as soon as you buy it.

Alternatively, when Takeda is finally live, NetherRealm will almost certainly have a standalone add-on just for his character. It has done this with every other Kombat Pack fighter, meaning you can just pick up Kombatants (and Kameos too) individually.

So that’s everything we know so far about Takeda in MK1. For more info on some of his fellow Kombat Pack fighters, these primers on Homelander, Peacemaker, and Omni-Man will make for great reading.