Following the releases of Shadows and Belltower wallpapers, another in the line of character vignettes has been posted at Gamespot. The Thunder God, Raiden, finally appears in all his glory after being first seen back in June when the debut trailer of Mortal Kombat struck [full story].

The Elder Gods, mythical figures in the MK timeline who have never been truly seen before are shown in more detail than ever before. Raiden appears small next to these massive, warrior-like figures as the protector of Earthrealm pleads with them to create the Mortal Kombat tournament for the protection of Earthrealm. In addition, the first glimpse of Mortal Kombat 3 character Sheeva is also present in this video, as she stands on the side of Shang Tsung during one portion of the video.

Raiden's gameplay is on show for the first time since the game's announcement, and it appears to be a quick mix of martial arts with a large amount of his trademark control over the element of lightning embedded into it. He performs signature attacks such as his flying torpedo and teleport in addition to his X-ray attack, which also makes use of his teleportation skills. Raiden lands vicious strikes on both sides of his opponent, splitting them up with a quick teleport from back to front.

As we mentioned during our last wallpaper story, the fatality occurring there would likely be one of his in-game fatalities and that logic turned out to be true. Here we see the fatality in more detail, as he not only severs the arms from his victim but the legs as well, before throwing what remains of his victim overhead, smashing into the ground below.

It is unknown whether or not a combo montage, which some characters such as Liu Kang have received following a vignette will be available for Raiden. Stay tuned to @MK_Online on Twitter to keep up with the latest on this story!