Available in HD, the trailer starts out with a prerendered confrontation between Shao Kahn and Raiden in Kahn's Arena, before going into in-game fighting footage.
As can be expected from a reboot, the characters seen are all returning characters, including Sub-Zero, Sektor (using the same binary effects as seen in MK Armageddon), Nightwolf, Johnny Cage (now sporting his name tattooed across his chest), Mileena (wearing something similar to her MK Deception garb), Kung Lao (wearing his MKII outfit), and Reptile (looking like a cross between his MKII and MKSM appearances). Returning arenas shown include the aforementioned Kahn's Arena, the Dead Pool, and the Pit. In addition to the standard 2D kombat the game is returning to (complete with complex air juggles), a tag-team mode similar to Capcom's VS. games is seen. The trailer also includes a glimpse of a possible new gameplay/game effect feature, where an attacked kombatant is seen up-close, with the skin and muscle cut away to show the punishing effects of the blows on the victim.
The trailer ends with a glimpse of two fatalities. The first shows Cage falling to his death in the Pit, while the second shows Kung Lao using his hat on Sub-Zero in a particularly gruesome way, highlighting Ed Boon's previous comments about how the game is pushing the envelope on the gore front.
If this trailer is any indication, this Mortal Kombat reboot is bringing the game back to its original roots, and we look forward to bringing you more about the game as we look ahead to its 2011 release.
Our thanks to Jason Leyanna of Realm of Gaming for the heads-up regarding this new trailer!