Warner Bros. revealed just last week that a new Mortal Kombat animated film was slated for sometime in the summer and today, the company cleared up exactly when that will be. The Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms release date is August 31, 2021 for digital and physical storefronts (not theaters or HBO Max). Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray pre-orders will begin on June 28 while digital pre-orders start on July 8.
In addition to the date, Warner Bros. also showed off the box art, which can be viewed below. The Blu-ray will cost $29.98 and the 4K combo pack will run for $39.99 and each will support Movies Anywhere. The price for the digital version will vary on what service it is purchased or rented through. All versions of the film will also come with a behind-the-scenes featurette, interviews with the cast, a gag reel, and feature-length audio commentary from Producer Rick Morales and Screenwriter Jeremy Adams.
This is the first art revealed for the project thus far, but it won’t be long until more comes out. The film’s first trailer will hit the internet next week. No specific day was mentioned.
Warner Bros. also gave a small glimpse of what the story will be. The movie picks up right after Scorpion’s Revenge where the heroes are attacked by Shao Kahn, which will force “Raiden and his group of warriors into a deal to compete in a final Mortal Kombat that will determine the fate of the realms.” This forces the good guys to travel to Outworld defend Earthrealm while Scorpion journeys to find the Kamidogu (a mystic relic made by the almighty Elder Gods) before it is used to bring back the mysterious One Being, who would destroy the universe.