NetherRealm Studios continues to support Mortal Kombat X Mobile who fans who want to play on the go! In their latest Twitch Stream, viewers may notice immediately that it opens up (and later, closes) with the message “Tip Eht Fo Mottob”:
Of course, longtime fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise will recognize this as one of the clues sporadically given by Reptile in the first installment! This has already lead some to speculate: Could the next update include an appearance by Klassic Reptile?
While that can neither be confirmed nor denied at this time, there is some concrete information that was revealed on the stream. Two of the returning characters for this update will be Klassic Jax Briggs (based on his Mortal Kombat 3 incarnation) and Shaolin Fist Kung Lao (based on his appearance in the Mortal Kombat 2011 reboot).
Klassic Kung Lao is a Gold level card, and will generate power for himself and other Martial Artist characters both when he is tagged in and when an opponent is KO’d. He brings with him his Teleport and Dive Kick moves Klassic Jax is a Diamond level card, and he returns with his Ground Pound and Backbreaker special moves! He plays defensively, as blocking a special attack may result in zero damage, and blocking a normal attack has a chance to cause a negative buff to the opponent. There are also some new equipment cards: wearing Sindel’s Signet Ring will result in critical chance for your opponent, and will also slow you to gain any buffs that your opponent gains. Donning Shao Kahn’s Helmet allows gives you an additional bar of energy. (ProTip: Combining this helmet with his Wrath Hammer will actually afford the player four bars of energy total!) Finally, there are two new diamond packs—a diamond character pack and a diamond equipment pack.
Some other optimizations include reduced filesize, faster sorting, and an overall smoother UI. Users running older devices will experience the most benefits as the latest version of the game will consume fewer system resources. This update rolls out tomorrow–May 24–so be on the lookout for it!
If you haven’t gotten ahold of MKX Mobile, be sure to check it out—it’s a free download for Apple iOS and Android devices!
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