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Dave Bautista Talks ‘Mortal Kombat 1’ in New Behind-The-Scenes Video From Latest Trailer [Watch]

After that trip down memory lane yesterday with the new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer, WB Games and NetherRealm have released a new behind-the-scenes video featuring Dave Bautista playing the game ahead of its September 19th release.

“Obviously, my voice is gone now from screaming ‘Mortal Kombat’ all day,” says Bautista during the gameplay session. “But I love this because it directly connects me to my past. So it’s more personal and feels more gratifying.”

Bautista elaborates, saying that growing up, his favourite character was Liu Kang because of Kang’s bicycle kick, and because he was able to morph into a dragon for his famous Mortal Kombat II fatality. “I like Scorpion now because I just want to hear him say ‘Get over here!’ (laughs).”

While Bautista isn’t in Mortal Kombat 1 (that we know of, at least), longtime fans of the series will finally see Jean-Claude Van Damme as a skin for Johnny Cage. For those who aren’t in the know, Cage was inspired by Van Damme’s appearance in Bloodsport, including the famous split punch.

The Van Damme skin is part of the Kombat Pack DLC for Mortal Kombat 1, which you can snag separately, or as part of the Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition.

Mortal Kombat 1 arrives on September 19 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.