Dave Bautista Talks Mortal Kombat 1 And How He Is a Fan of the Franchise 

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With the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat 1, there has been some interesting advertisement tactics taking place with the addition of Dave Bautista. He has been seen gathering attention in public for the game, with a YouTube video released, showing Bautista shouting at the top of his lungs, “MORTAL KOMBAT!” to gain attention for the game.

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Why Has Dave Bautista Been Gathering Attention for Mortal Kombat 1?

Dave Bautista is the most recent advertising strategy for Mortal Kombat 1.
Dave Bautista is the most recent advertising strategy for Mortal Kombat 1.

It has been made abundantly clear that Dave Bautista has been a long-time fan of the Mortal Kombat series. He mentioned during a YouTube video while playing  Mortal Kombat 1, “I love this because it directly connects me to my past.” He expresses this long-term love for the franchise and what it means to him as a person, through his participation in the advertising. 

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During this video, he explains how much of an impact this gaming franchise has made on him and who his favorite characters have been over the years. He initially liked Liu Kang, as he was able to do a bicycle kick and could turn into a dragon, but now as time has moved on, Bautista prefers to play as Scorpion. He loves to hear him say “Get over here!” which is what many fans enjoy about the character.

In his time working with NetherRealm and Mortal Kombat 1, Dave Bautista has described it as a “dream come true” and that it is such a significant part of his life. Like many players, he has been waiting a long time to play this reboot to the franchise, and experience the new story that will explore a revised version of his favorite characters.

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How Will This Affect the Upcoming Launch of Mortal Kombat 1?

Dave Bautista's favorite Mortal Kombat fighter used to be Liu Kang, but is now Scorpion!
Dave Bautista’s favorite Mortal Kombat fighter used to be Liu Kang, but is now Scorpion!

Thanks to the tireless work of Dave Bautista, and the fact he lost his voice shouting “MORTAL KOMBAT!” to the many students, Baristas, and Musicians in the video, more awareness has been made for the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat 1. We can safely say that this will most likely help the game garner a lot more attention from the fan base. It will also probably get many who weren’t planning to join in on the franchise to reconsider jumping in on the action.

Although this won’t make a massive difference to the overall players who will be purchasing Mortal Kombat 1, it will create a lot of commotion among those who are fans of Dave Bautista. And it will help them understand a bit more about him and the characters included in the game itself, which in turn will hopefully get a lot more players to enjoy the long-running franchise that is Mortal Kombat.

Will you be playing Mortal Kombat 1 once it releases in a few weeks? Has Dave Bautista and his shouting convinced you to join the numerous fans of Mortal Kombat around the world? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by Liam Magee

Greetings! My name is Liam and I am a journalist from Liverpool, UK I am very passionate about gaming and love to talk about it. I enjoy all types of games from JRPGs to fighting games in all different kind of genres from fantasy to horror.