After a month of counting down the rumor and speculation can finally come to an end! Mortal Kombat X is officially here - revealed with a stunning new reveal trailer!
Mortal Kombat X Reveal Trailer
In a return to a reduced reveal trailer, Sub-Zero and Scorpion take centre stage for a winters forest showdown! The brutal exchange looks decidedly cinematic, but follows the lines of a two-dimensional kombat axis successfully restored in the last game!
Both characters obviously have new looks. Sub-Zero is notably without the bulky metallic exterior of the Lin Kuei cyborg he became in the last game's story mode; while Scorpion dwells stylistically somewhere between the hooded Injustice design by Jim Lee, and more traditional ninja looks.
The visuals obviously reflect the next evolution for the series, but it's the subtle interactions between the mascot fighters that have us paying attention. Through the course of the fight we see what could be interpreted as signs of stage interaction, adaptable weapons, and a return of X-Ray moves.
Update: Players can look forward to multiple versions of characters offering different strategies and play styles! Reminiscent of the nostalgia gimmick employed in Ultra Street Fighter IV - it is as yet unknown what the multiple versions will reflect. New info reveals other lofty plans for the next game, including online modes:
Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. And with a new fully-connected gameplay experience, players are launched into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.
As noted by yesterday's pre-sale links by Amazon: The game will receive a cross platform release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC. Warner Brothers UK have confirmed an expected nebulous 2015 release.
As to the reveal itself: It was the culmination of a teaser campaign primarily run via Ed Boon's twitter. While the previously revealed #WHOSNEXT hashtag didn't crack the global trends - the twitter event did see Mortal Kombat X rank among the top topics being discussed in the United States!
Mortal Kombat Online (@MK_Online) was live to share the final hours with many great MK fans! The fun and games were replaced by a simmering tension when the Project Lead revealed the game title. Five minutes later, the promise of more than just a mere title. Then, eighteen minutes after the initial tweet - what we were all waiting for. Another great moment in fan history we're pleased to have been a big part of, especially with everyone in the MKOmmunity and on the forums!
The name of the game is "Mortal Kombat X"— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 2, 2014
Update: Information has continued to trickle out throughout the day. Since the 8AM CDT campaign launch, we've learned two key details about the trailer. Emmy award winning effects house Digital Dimension revealed their role in creating the trailer - and that it is indeed purely CG and not comprised of any actual gameplay. Joe Kreiner of Unreal Engine also made it known the game is running Unreal Engine 3.
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