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Mick-LuciferPosted: 02/18/2015 06:15 PMStatus ::
Know Your Enemy: The Fighting Variations of Kitana

The fighting variations of Kitana were introduced January in a trailer reveal and further demonstrated during NetherRealm Studios' most recent KombatKast Live Stream. What are they all about, though? The developers break it down:



So far we've seen infographics for: D'Vorah, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kano, Quan Chi & Ferra/Torr. Each spotlight explains the basic unique strengths and weaknesses of the Character Variation system - an innovation that reinvents each fighter to create specialist match-ups between individual player styles. Visual tells make variation identification a snap as evidenced when all three are compared! Masked and unmasked variants give away Kitana's game quickly.

Royal Storm: In her Royal Storm Variation, Kitana deploys her regal status defensively. Kitana is able to utilize her Square Wave while airborne to escape dangerous situations and gains a tornado of energy that travels across the ground, allowing Kitana to lift and suspend her opponent from a greater distance.

Assassin: The Assassin Variation allows Kitana to tap into her training at Shao Kahn's hand, turning her into a vicious rushdown kombatant. Assassin Kitana gains a parry that triggers a series of brutal backstabs to the opponent and can sharpen her bladed fans to increase their damage. She is also able to utilize her training as an assassin to quickly cover distance and acrobatically attack her victim with her Assassin Rush.

Mournful: Mournful Kitana honors Jade, her fallen best friend, by wielding her weaponry. Employing the weapons of the deceased master assassin, Mournful Kitana can throw her glaive in multiple directions from the ground, or while airborne. She can guide her glaive while in flight to further confuse her opponent. Kitana also gains access to the extendable staff, allowing the use of klassic Jade special attacks.

Take in more Kitana with the visual spotlights of her official render and concept art gallery. See her in motion in her reveal trailer and intro dialogue opposite Cassie Cage. Or prepare to play with the first look at her Mezco Toys Action Figure!

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j-subzeroPosted: 02/17/2015 02:24 PMStatus ::


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Kitana Variations - MKX

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Update: Assassin - NetherRealm Twitter
The third variation photo has yet to be released.

oraclePosted: 02/17/2015 02:28 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Thank god because the info we got in the stream was badly and hastily explained.

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Tazer_GunshotPosted: 02/17/2015 02:37 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

...... I would like more on her only best variation, Mournful.

SlickRick82Posted: 02/17/2015 03:16 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Her face is quite beautiful in that picture.

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SolidSnakezPosted: 02/17/2015 03:17 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Misleading title, thought it was a video trailer.

ForrestFoxFanPosted: 02/17/2015 03:24 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

I'm really glad they've started doing this again. It sucks that they've stopped without releasing Scorpion's, Kotal Kahn's, and Cassie Cage's variations photos. I still hope they release them now before the game comes out.

WeaponTheoryPosted: 02/17/2015 03:34 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Eh, I was hoping this would tell us something we didn't already know from the stream.


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DeLaGeezyPosted: 02/17/2015 03:36 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Is the link broken or is it just me?

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WeaponTheoryPosted: 02/17/2015 03:47 PMStatus ::


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DeLaGeezy Wrote:
Is the link broken or is it just me?


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oraclePosted: 02/17/2015 05:18 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Ooh I hope this ends in one of those variation videos where they show off a stage and hopefully a new character that's hopefully actually new or Mileena tbh.

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wdm6789Posted: 02/17/2015 05:49 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX


The spinning move that reflects projectiles is pretty cool. The fan lift has always been good, but I don't like the emphasis on the wind. I would much prefer a little cloud of blue sparkles or something.


Ion3008Posted: 02/17/2015 06:21 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

I miss the square wave punch.

targaryenprince777Posted: 02/17/2015 06:32 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

I miss pretty kick ... hope we'll see it, since everything is still under development ... :)

Ion3008Posted: 02/17/2015 06:55 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

targaryenprince777 Wrote:
I miss pretty kick ... hope we'll see it, since everything is still under development ... :)

Didn't she have the Pretty Kick in 9?

targaryenprince777Posted: 02/17/2015 07:01 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

yeah, she did ... but i think it's gonna be absent in this game ...it wasn't shown in her variation stream ...who knows, maybe they'll add it ...would like to see pixie dust teleport , too ...kinda miss square wave punch too, though this square boost looks more creative ...

wdm6789Posted: 02/17/2015 08:07 PMStatus ::


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Oh yeah pretty kick, she has to have the pretty kick.


DivahMahPosted: 02/17/2015 09:40 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Her face is different. She looks like a oriental female.

oraclePosted: 02/18/2015 05:30 AMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Her face really does look different. Maybe it's the angle but she looks like Lana Del Rey there.

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RavenbezPosted: 02/18/2015 07:07 AMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

i think the assassin variation may suit my play style more.

plus i prefer when she wears the mask

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oraclePosted: 02/18/2015 05:17 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

I have to say I'm not a fan of that heavy black makeup she's wearing in this variation now. Just the mask would've been enough. Her clothes are darker too. I hadn't noticed that at first.

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DjangoDragPosted: 02/18/2015 05:27 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

I think the lighting (or lack thereof) is making Kitana look a little more shadowy over all. I really like the makeup of the Assassin variation though.

Tazer_GunshotPosted: 02/18/2015 05:29 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

The Assassin Variation is on Twitter.

The_TruthPosted: 02/18/2015 05:34 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

EDIT: Misread that haha. I like the Assassin variation. Very creepy and murderous looking. Very cool.

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MK_Fanatic_Posted: 02/18/2015 06:24 PMStatus ::


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RE: Kitana Royal Storm Variation Explained - MKX

Somewhere, a modder is going to change Kitana's outfit to green and her skin to brown, and only play as the Mournful Jade variation while crying in the corner of his Mom's basement, "she's not dead... she's not dead... she lives through ME!!!"

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