Mortal Kombat X

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Mortal Kombat X

After the Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, revealed the official name and trailer for Mortal Kombat, the internet has already been rife with speculation.

Yhe previous Mortal Kombat game, what we’ve seen in the trailer, and put forward some thoughts, and hope, may be in the newest.

Looking forward now at Mortal Kombat X new characters and game modes have been confirmed, along with a new graphics engine. There will also be multiple variations of characters that affect strategy and fighting style. Sub Zero and Scorpion are there, obviously, and a brutal fight to the death is showcased in the announcement trailer, along with an original track by rapper Wiz Khalifa.

With the recent disappointment fans have expressed over the drop in quality from Watch Dogs’ E3 2012 trailer, to when they finally got their hands on it last week, let’s hope the trailer that was released for Mortal Kombat X looks somewhat similar to in-game footage. More details and actual gameplay is to be showcased at E3 next week.

Poor old Sub-Zero got nailed in the announcement trailer by the hand of Scorpion. But does this give us a preview to what could happen in the story mode of the game? Sub-Zero and Scorpion have a long history of rivalry throughout the series, as they’re from opposing ninja clans.

With Scorpion’s victory does this point towards him being a significant character in the Story Mode; will you play as him, or will he be a boss, as he has been in previous MK games?

Millions of people still owning last-gen consoles, it makes sense for NetherRealm to cater to them too. But will that impact on the visuals that we’ll expect from the next-gen version of the game? Titanfall on Xbox 360 compared to Xbox One certainly highlighted the aging technology

Mortal Kombat 9 had new characters, one in the form of Kratos from the God of War series, who was a console exclusive character for PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game only. Cyber Sub-Zero was also unlockable through Story Mode, plus Skarlet and Freddy Krueger (yes, from the movies) were available via DLC, or in the later-released Komplete Edition of the game.

They’ll probably take advantage of DLC packs. Possible console exclusive characters shouldn’t be ruled out either; who doesn’t want to see Crash Bandicoot from Sony pummeling your Xbox Avatar to death? Hey, maybe even Wiz Khalifa as a DLC character? Who knows.

The words ‘Who’s Next’ appear at the end of the announcement trailer. First thoughts sway towards another possible pair of contenders to be showcased in a further trailer, but it could also just simply be a goading invitation from Scorpion.

Perhaps alternate costumes as optional DLC. That way everyone is on a level playing field fighter-wise, and the only variables are the way the characters look – taking nothing away from skill.

Following the big reveal of the newest Mortal Kombat game, Warner Bros have shed some more light on the beat-em-up, revealing key art and the full logo.

The official reveal of Mortal Kombat X and its brutal announcement trailer. Following on from that, Warner Bros. have given us some more details about the game.

New characters and game modes running on a brand new graphics engine. Warner Bros. says the game ‘combines cinematic presentation’ alongside ‘all new gameplay’ and will present the ‘most brutal Kombat experience ever.’

A ‘fully-connected experience’ has also been mentioned, which ‘launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy,’ say Warner Bros.

Each character will have multiple variations which affects strategy and fighting style, and there’s an ‘original story’ that showcases characters such as Sub-Zero and Scorpion, also ‘introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil.’ More details will be revealed about the game at E3 next week.

You can pre-order Mortal Kombat X here.


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