Bringing the Unique Style of DC’s Peacemaker to Mortal Kombat 1

Exciting Plans for Designing Peacemaker in Mortal Kombat 1

After more than a decade working at NetherRealm Studios and experiencing countless memorable days, the announcement of designing Peacemaker for Mortal Kombat 1 stands out as one of the best. When we got the news, we immediately started brainstorming ideas and sharing clips from the show, reflecting our love for the character and series, as well as the resonance of its humor with our own.

We dove into crafting a Peacemaker gameplay design, infusing the character into Mortal Kombat 1 by drawing inspiration from the show’s distinct details and moments. For example, the scene with the Sonic Boom helmet served as a shocking, memorable moment that we sought to capture in Peacemaker’s Brutality and beyond. We even created new blood splats and meat bits to mimic the aesthetics from the show.

Mortal Kombat Peacemaker Screenshot

Embodying Peacemaker’s Personality in Mortal Kombat 1

Peacemaker’s over-the-top personality was a key focus in our game design efforts. We collaborated closely with John Cena, who delivered an impeccable performance. From the technical and creative aspects of motion capture to ensuring that Peacemaker’s uniqueness shines through every aspect of the game, we approached the process with a great deal of excitement and attention to detail.

Mortal Kombat Peacemaker Screenshot

Gameplay Design to Bring Peacemaker to Life

Peacemaker’s gameplay is designed to feature a straight-forward and accessible playstyle. His helmet attacks and interactions with Eagley, the loyal bald eagle sidekick, add depth and excitement to his moves. We meticulously aligned his in-game moves with meaningful references from the show to offer an immersive gameplay experience that stays true to Peacemaker’s character.

Mortal Kombat Peacemaker Screenshot

Peacemaker will be available on Feb. 28 as part of the early access period for Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack owners, followed by wide availability on March 6. A trial version of Mortal Kombat 1 will be available to play for all Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers as part of Xbox Free Play Days from March 7-10, offering access to all multiplayer game modes, the first two chapters of the cinematic Story mode, the base roster of iconic characters, and more.