The unveiling of Mortal Kombat X at this year's E3 revealed key details about its basic premise and new character line-up. We know the story takes place over a twenty-five year span - jumping forward from the aftermath of Mortal Kombat (2011), to the far flung future of a new generation.

MK2011 left many of the franchise icons deceased and under the control of Netherrealm necromancer: Quan Chi. We know to expect one or two grizzled veterans fighting into the future, but in an interview with, Art Director Steve Beran made one of the few direct connections between fan-favourite returns and the dead fighters.

The promise of "a tonne of new characters" -- the most of any new installment -- gave the character dead pool its greatest likelihood of staying full, but Mortal Kombat has a history of scoffing at the finality of death.

Creative Director Ed Boon teased many roster elements over the course of E3. While new additions like D'Vorah & Ferra/Torr have dominated initial demos -- Boon offers consistent guarantees there will be returning favourites. The game will include an MK4 character and cameos by various fighters from the past 20 years in a robust new story mode [full story]. In discussing gameplay mechanics, the game lead has also made allusions to Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade & Raiden.

Last month; Mortal Kombat Online listed the Top 10 Characters Read to Kontinue from the last game. By and large we avoided the dead. Could the likes of Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Princess Kitana & more be primed for a resurrection?

Mortal Kombat X will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC. Fans in Brazil should keep a look out for PlayStation Magazine, which contains a Scorpion poster.

Special thanks to MKOmmunity User DivahMah for sharing the video link. Register to join all the speculation on the Mortal Kombat X forum!