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Evo 2014: Mortal Kombat X Guest Character Confirmed (Again)

The Dark Knight in MK vs DCA Polygon Evo interview with NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon is again drawing attention toward the likelihood of guest character(s) in 2015's Mortal Kombat X.

The profitable return of crossover fighters hasn't been much of a secret. As well as various references on Twitter -- Boon made guest character considerations known to various outlets during last month's E3 launch [Related Article: E3 2014: Gamespot Full Match Videos & Demo Stream].

Answering questions about a possible return crossover between NetherRealm's two established fighting franchises - Boon leaned toward the negative, "I'd be hard-pressed to have a DC character as a downloadable character in Mortal Kombat X."

This, of course, goes against the grain of Scorpion making the leap to Injustice: Gods Among Us, but there's an explanation for that rooted in the differences between the two franchises. "The main reason is, I have no desire to cut Batman's head off. I have no desire to kill Superman."

Evo 2014: Raiden Stands Watch for Eternity in Mortal Kombat X

It was pushed to the back of the Injustice: Gods Among Us finals stream - and it was worth the wait! The reveal of the next Mortal Kombat X character signalled the electrifying return of Raiden! The teaser image quote pointed most toward the immortal protector god - a lightning laced Facebook update all but confirming it.

Raiden's fighting variations emphasize different recognizable abilities from his electric arsenal: Thunder God (Electrocution Kombos), Displacer (Teleportation) & Storm Lord (Lightning Traps). He demonstrates these abilities in battle with Kotal Kahn. Watch the trailer below:

Evo 2014: 2013 MK World Champion DJT Ready To Defend Title

Mortal Kombat returns to Las Vegas later today in a side tournament already eclipsing some of the official Evo World Championship events!

The unofficial event is the product of the hard work by players turned organizers: Pig of the Hut & Claude Von Stroke! Together they've assembled some of the world's best Mortal Kombat (2011) players for a fourth year of double elimination kombat! With prizes from Mortal Kombat Online [full story], NetherRealm Studios, and a crowd sourced pot in excess of $2000.00 -- the players will have plenty of reasons to take the competition seriously!

2-time Evo World Champion PerfectLegend talked to us about his goals for 2014. Chief among them: his search for redemption against 2013 World Champion - DJT. We went to the defending champion, who confirmed his return, and responded to Perfect Legend's challenge.

I think it will be tight to play [PerfectLegend] again. He beat me Evo 2011, I beat him Evo 2013. It will be interesting. I feel confident that I will win. We run into each other like any top player would think. I think me and Perfect Legend would make a good Grand Final for MK.

A lot of our community doesn't play MK seriously anymore, but I will try and play my best. I still got to defend my title! I definitely want to get at least Top 8 so I can one of those MKX shirts. So GDLK!

I definitely have a good chance at winnin,g because all I need is the net and the dream!! Also: I can't wait till MKX, bro!

Evo 2014: Mortal Kombat X Character Reveal on Saturday Stream

In recent weeks, Ed Boon has been back on the countdown campaign trail steering eyes ahead to the 2014 Evo World Championships.If you've been watching @noobde, you'll have seen the numbers ticking down to Saturday Now the cat is all the way out of the bag with the announcement of a Mortal Kombat X character reveal on the official Evo stream!

Evo 2014: Mortal Kombat Online Sponsoring Evo Tournament

Thanks to a grassroots effort by Pig of the Hut (PigHut) & Claude Von Stroke -- Mortal Kombat (2011) is returning to the Evo World Championships for an unofficial fourth year of tournament action -- this Saturday! [full story]

Mortal Kombat Online is so excited by the event, we're proud to announce our involvement as a sponsor by providing Limited Edition Mortal Kombat Klassic Fight Sticks as prizes for both tournament Winner - and the Runner-Up!

These come with special thanks to Performance Designed Products (PDP) -- who provided the prizes in partnership with Mortal Kombat Online! PDP have been official Mortal Kombat fight stick makers since 2011 -- designing the original Tournament Edition Stick especially for the game!

Evo 2014: Mortal Kombat Evo Side-Tournament Details

It was with noted disappointment that we learned in February Mortal Kombat (2011) would miss out on a fourth consecutive year at the Evo World Championships. Fortunately, the June reveal of sequel Mortal Kombat X has provided a shot of adrenaline into the flagging scene: inspiring a grass roots campaign that will gather some of the world's top players for a special side tournament at the Las Vegas major!