The long wait is finally over, Mortal Kombat 1 players. Those of you with the Kombat Pack can start using Omni-Man in Casual and Kombat League from today (November 9); those of you without this MK1 expansion pass, though, will need to wait another week before you can even purchase him. However, that doesn’t actually mean you have to wait a week to give him a go in-game. That’s right, Mortal Kombat 1 Trial Towers are on the way – and they’re coming soon.
Just hours after the recent MK1 leaks claiming Noob Saibot is on the way just got a lot more believable, thanks to some choice words from series co-creator Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat 1 developer NetherRealm Studios is revealing that Trail Towers are also on the way – and quite a lot sooner than the aforementioned wraith. We know this isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to MK1 cementing itself as one of the best fighting games out there right now, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
With Omni-Man’s Kombat Pack early access finally here, and the full Mortal Kombat 1 Omni-Man release date not much further away, lead systems designer Derek Kirtzic confirms that players will be able to test the new fighter via specific towers in the Gateway Portal. This is the central Mesa in the single-player Mortal Kombat 1 Invasions mode and where a lot of the recurring seasonal content lives.
At the moment, we don’t know when the Trail Towers will be live in Mortal Kombat 1 – Kirtzic doesn’t specify. However, he does say that they will be available “if you don’t have early access for [Omni-Man]” – something that suggests they will be live from November 9 onwards, during the early access period and beyond. We will update this article when we know more, but the Mortal Kombat social media account does seem to confirm that they will be available from November 9.
If you want to see what else Kirtzic and his colleagues have to say about Omni-Man alongside some gameplay and some details about the Season of the Blood Moon ahead of the the Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 release date, you can by checking out the Kombat Kast here. Or, you can just check out some select gameplay in the trailer below. The comments on the Trail Towers can be found around the 35:00 mark in the Kombat Kast, though – towards the end.
We know NetherRealm Studios sort of blew it when it comes to the Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween content that was made available, but this is a good thing and – hopefully – a sign of better things to come. With new Mortal Kombat 1 characters expected to cost you $7.99 each (as that’s how much Shang Tsung is right now), being able to actually try a new fighter before you buy them should help you avoid wasting your money on someone you don’t enjoy playing as.
Will Omni-Man be one of the best Mortal Kombat 1 characters on the roster when he arrives, though? Well, from what we’ve seen, he certainly could be. Every single one of his Mortal Kombat 1 combos has an air variation and gameplay shows that he’s going to hit just as hard as he does in the anime series Invincible. With the Mortal Kombat 1 Tremor Kameo release date following Omni-Man in the next couple of weeks, there’s a lot to look forward to. We just hope any seasonal content for the holidays is more impressive than what we got for spooky season in October.