Buff time wizard Geras joins the Mortal Kombat 1 roster

The newest trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 reveals its latest challenger: Geras. If you're unfamiliar, he's the keeper of the hourglass of time who debuted in Mortal Kombat 11, and given that Mortal Kombat 1 is all about timeline shenanigans it makes sense he'd appear to tidy things up. (By punching them.)

Geras seems to have brought back his Temporal Advantage ability, which lets him freeze an opponent in time and then hit them in the butt (or wherever). He's got a whole raft of time-themed attacks, but some sand-related ones as well, including a fatality that involves holding his opponent's face against the edge of a whirling sandstorm to angle-grind them down to the bone.

NetherRealm recently revealed that JK Simmons will reprise his role as Omni-Man in Mortal Kombat 1, joining guest stars Homelander from The Boys and Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad as well as returning Mortal Kombat karacters Ermac, Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Takeda in the Kombat Pack DLC.

Mortal Kombat 1 will be out on September 19. A closed beta for anyone who buys the preorder will be live from August 18-21.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.