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Mortal Kombat X

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Mick-LuciferPosted: 06/04/2014 09:05 AMStatus ::
E3 Preview: Mortal Kombat X Gameplay, New Characters & More

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3, to the cool kids) is one week away, and anticipation for Mortal Kombat X is already topping everybody's lists! The cross-gen 2015 fighter will be at the annual expo and we can expect a few new things coming our way when it is! Creative Director Ed Boon has continued his role as hype beast letting some key details about the new game out:

With the announcement trailer sticking to the mascot standards for a simple introduction to Mortal Kombat X -- we'll be very pleased to see new characters when the game is shown at E3. The accompanying MKX press release gave us good indication there'll be new characters, but we won't know how new is new until we see for ourselves.

Pre-E3 reveal trailers for Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us gave us demonstrations of six or more playable characters. The full CG treatment for MKX may have been a little disappointing, but the wait for gameplay won't be long. We look forward to getting our first glimpse of a game that's promising variant versions of playable characters and new game modes [read more].

The story of Mortal Kombat X is shaping up to be one of the big mysteries heading into E3. In the above tweet, Ed alludes to another kink in the saga that won't necessarily be a direct continuation of Mortal Kombat (2011) and its time bending tangents.

That's something we speculated about in our reveal trailer breakdown. Will we see multiple timelines? Multiple universes? A return to the original timeline circa the all important Armageddon? In the trailer - the new Dragon Logo cracks into four pieces. Is it possible we see four disparate influences on the story? We hope to learn answers during E3!

For those wondering, it's supposed to be said aloud like the letter - "Ex". As noted in the tweet, however, there's a double entendre for anyone counting Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe as game number eight. The question is - what's the intended meaning of the X to make 10 the double meaning? In our reveal trailer breakdown we speculated the multiple universe theory could mean MK "cross" MK (ala; Street Fighter x Tekken). We hope to get a clearer answer come E3.

We'll be hoping to flip our 'proverbial' with gameplay demonstrations from E3, but there's more to read here than just hype for Scorpion's finishing moves! Sure, we take for granted that there'll be plenty of content in these games, but in times past fatalities have paid the price of higher priorities. 2002 series reboot Deadly Alliance only included 1 finisher per character. 2006 battle royal Armageddon replaced the old favourites for the slightly generic Kreate-A-Fatality.

The above tweet seems to guarantee multiple playable versions of characters won't come at the expense of their trademark fatality finishers! Better yet, it even sounds like the second option could be even better than the first!

Update (Jun. 4): There's still a week to go until E3. That's a lot of time to kill and plenty of twitter teasers to tweet till Tuesday! Here are some fresh morsels to keep you salivating in the countdown to the next reveal:

The official NetherRealm Studios account chirped in to challenge fans to pick a side between the trailer's mascot kombatants. A little fun competition between classic rivals -- or an allusion to the new online mode touched on by the press release?

Following up on earlier speculation - we will learn something more about the mysterious storyline of the new game. In more shocking news: Boon thinks @Insider2000 -- or the fanbase at large -- will like the premise. Bold words, sir. Bold words!

It looks as if Mavado fans are probably fresh out of luck! The Red Dragon clansman was introduced in 2002's Deadly Alliance as a rival-cum-substitute for his hooksword wielding Black Dragon counterpart -- Kabal.

Absent from the follow-up, he was a largely forgettable addition once Kabal made his return. Ed may be no stranger to a little subterfuge, but with character dismissals like this, he's more often than not a straight shooter. Couple this with a game high concept that seems to be opening the door to the iconic cast, and the odds look grim for the pseudo-Spaniard. You'll be able to show your support (or disdain) for Mavado later in the next Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion tournament update!

Today we learned Boon is a hard working sunnuva gun who's just Eddie from the block. Furthermore: long term fans know Meat is "a fun character who assists Shinnok". So you can consider this confirmation Ed Boon is not, in fact, the devil... Probably.

Update (Jun. 5): Today's tweets from the master of Mortals featured a lot of topics, including simple fan arts and a very late night at the office. We'll be covering some of those in an upcoming feature, but we'll grab one tweet of interest -- a promise of big things for MKX!

Update (June. 6): Leading today's Tweet Like Its News update, Boon does his best Jimmy Olsen, [creating a dangerous traffic hazard] whilst snapping an exciting first-look at the Warner Brothers poster campaign that lines the streets of Los Angeles:

Mortal Kombat X will be on show all three days at the annual expo! Naturally, if you can't get there yourself, be with us on the forums to revel in all the developments!

As we reported in an update to our original reveal trailer story: MKX will be running on a NetherRealm modified Unreal Engine 3 -- not 4, as some have misreported. The Big B elaborated, noting a continued standard for 60fps and 1080p.

The man who voiced the character for a Guinness Record holding 20+ years also copped some flack for the persistent promo push for Scorpion. The first step is admitting you have a problem. We're here for you, buddy. We're gonna get through this together, Ed. Starting at E3 with 2 brand new characters! Woo!

Mortal Kombat X doesn't have any time booked for the Twitch E3 Live Stream -- but there are two unaccounted for times booked for Warner Brothers Interactive Ent. titles: 2:30PM [PT] Wednesday (June 11) & 1:20PM [PT] Thursday (June 12)!

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SmashKPosted: 06/03/2014 05:04 PMStatus ::


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Two additional fighters confirmed to be at E3!

Found this tweet from Ed Boon.

Get Hype!! Now, this could mean two revamped characters from MK9 have become his favorites. It could mean that two revamped characters from MK4 have become his new favorites. Or it could mean that we're getting treated to two, brand new, never-before-seen characters at E3!


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OptimusGrimePosted: 06/03/2014 05:07 PMStatus ::


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Here we go! Race and / or gender swaps of our old favorites!

Mobster_For_SATANPosted: 06/03/2014 05:08 PMStatus ::


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God damn it, E3 is too far away. I feel like a kid whenever MK is blowing up with news.

Ninja_ArtsPosted: 06/03/2014 05:11 PMStatus ::


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I'd love to see a samurai character, or a demonic character who actually embraces their appearance.

Maybe one day I'll probably make more of an impact than you'll ever fake. Sign the official petition for an MK LORE ENCYCLOPEDIA: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/553/418/526/mk-fans-unite-we-want-an-mk-lore-encyclopedia/?taf_id=13672050&cid=fb_na#
FeragoPosted: 06/03/2014 05:12 PMStatus ::


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I still hope that these are revamped characters from MK4 onwards. A lot of them have potential.

SmashKPosted: 06/03/2014 05:13 PMStatus ::


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I'm hoping for this.

1 revamped character from MK4...Tanya, Fujin, etc
1 brand new, never-before-seen character.

DjangoDragPosted: 06/03/2014 05:26 PMStatus ::


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Why does everyone think that "New" means "Old"? I'm assuming that new means original. And if that's the case then awesome. We need some NEW characters.

AJAX75Posted: 06/03/2014 05:33 PMStatus ::


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Can't wait!!!! E3 is going to kick ass!!!!!

SmashKPosted: 06/03/2014 05:34 PMStatus ::


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@Djangodrag

Well, because Boon said that two of his new favorites....and not necessarily two brand new characters...will be at E3.

His 2 new favorites could be existing characters from MK9, revamped characters from MK4, never-before-seen original characters, or a combination of these.

It's word play, I know. But I don't think we should take this to confirm that 2 original characters will be shown. I even changed the thread title to reflect this.



Tazer_GunshotPosted: 06/03/2014 05:37 PMStatus ::


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if new means never-before-seen, then could we see Argus, Delia, Jataaka, Kia and or Tremor? Maybe Hornbuckle....?

DjangoDragPosted: 06/03/2014 05:37 PMStatus ::


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@SmashK

To me new means new. Ed could think otherwise, and that would be very confusing. I don't think new means revamped. Revamped/Reimagined/Updated are words for that. New means just that. To me.

Time will tell.

SmashKPosted: 06/03/2014 05:43 PMStatus ::


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@Djangodrag


Yeah man, I really hope he means we'll get to see two new original characters.

NS922Posted: 06/03/2014 05:44 PMStatus ::


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If there really are 100% brand new fighters in this game, E3 would be a nice place to show one or two of them off and build some hype around them.

Regardless of if they're really new or just revamped, I think it's safe to say these two were not in MK9.

DjangoDragPosted: 06/03/2014 05:47 PMStatus ::


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I really think they are going to want to show characters that highlight the Different Variations mechanic. These new characters were likely designed from the ground up with this in mind.

LokheitPosted: 06/03/2014 06:18 PMStatus ::


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DjangoDrag Wrote:
I really think they are going to want to show characters that highlight the Different Variations mechanic. These new characters were likely designed from the ground up with this in mind.


But if they're brand new and the variations mechanic implies time travelling and alternate dimensions (which I hope it doesn't), then a character that was already there during the original timeline would make more sense.

Honestly, I read Ed's comment as in "my new favorites", like he loved chocolate icecream as a kid but when he grey up he started to apreciate a different flavor that was already there but now he likes it more. It could be a revamped character that became much cooler than his original iteration (like Stryker) so he falls in love with the character.

I hope Sareena is one of them as a revamped playstyle featuring her alternate form for special moves and combos would be great and original.

blackcyborgPosted: 06/03/2014 06:32 PMStatus ::


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It could mean multiple things, but throw my hat into the "He meant old characters, that are now 2 of his favorites. Thus, he meant they are 2 of his new favorites."

An example:

Cyrax has been my favorite character for a long time. I never cared much for Kung Lao. However, after the way he is designed in this new game, I think he is one of my new favorites. Yet he's still an old character, but he's a new favorite.

That's how I interpret it.

However, I could easily see it mean a character from MK4-MK:A that wasn't in MK9, being one of his new favorites. OR, a whole new character altogether. But I'll stick with my interpretation.

Tazer_GunshotPosted: 06/03/2014 06:50 PMStatus ::


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One who was not in the kast in MK9 is Motaro. They killed him off in Storymode. So, could they have revived him?

Centaur or Two-legged? I'd prefer Centaur look. What do y'all think?

mkwhopperPosted: 06/03/2014 07:32 PMStatus ::


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Tazer_Gunshot Wrote:
One who was not in the kast in MK9 is Motaro. They killed him off in Storymode. So, could they have revived him?



Centaur or Two-legged? I'd prefer Centaur look. What do y'all think?

I don't want him back along with Sheeva.

KenshiMaster16Posted: 06/03/2014 07:39 PMStatus ::


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SO then we'll possibly know of 5/6 characters in the game. Not a bad start. Scorpion, Subby, Kitana and/or Mileena and whoever these two are.

Cool.

mkwhopperPosted: 06/03/2014 07:42 PMStatus ::


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Idea time.
2 returning characters from MK9 (Sub Zero and Scorpion hurr hurr)

2 characters from MK4-MKD/MKA

2 brand new fresh characters

Tazer_GunshotPosted: 06/03/2014 07:45 PMStatus ::


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mkwhopper Wrote:
Tazer_Gunshot Wrote:
One who was not in the kast in MK9 is Motaro. They killed him off in Storymode. So, could they have revived him?





Centaur or Two-legged? I'd prefer Centaur look. What do y'all think?


I don't want him back along with Sheeva.


Sheeva most-likely won't be there. Maybe NRS will twist Motaros and Sheevas deaths? Mortaro alive and well, and Sheeva dead....

TemperaryUserNamePosted: 06/03/2014 07:48 PMStatus ::


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blackcyborg Wrote:
It could mean multiple things, but throw my hat into the "He meant old characters, that are now 2 of his favorites. Thus, he meant they are 2 of his new favorites."

that's what I got from it, too.

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RoyalChakraPosted: 06/03/2014 07:48 PMStatus ::


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Hmm good point.

MK176Posted: 06/03/2014 07:50 PMStatus ::


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If he was talking about two new characters (as in completely new for the MK series) and if E3 has 8 characters being demo'd like in MK9, then I hope:

2 - Sub-Zero and Scorpion
2 - Other returners from MK9 (preference: Kenshi and Johnny perhaps?)
2 - MK4-MKD characteres (preference: Fujin and Tanya)
2 - New characters (maybe Jerrod and the woman from Jade's ending?)

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