Recent Articles: Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X DLC will include “at least one” guest fighter

mortalkombat10-dragonlogoTime to start speculating. After dropping the Raiden bombshell on Evo 2014 attendees, NetherRealm’s Ed Boon sat down with MadCatz to talk a little more about Mortal Kombat X.

During the course of their conversation, Boon revealed that downloadable characters will once again be on the table for Mortal Kombat X and that “at least one” will be a guest character from outside the franchise. Guest characters are all the rage in fighting games these days, with NethRealm leading the charge. Kratos was included in the PS3 and Vita versions of 2011′s Mortal Kombat while the Dream Master himself, Freddy Krueger, was later added via DLC. Mortal Kombat mainstay Scorpion was even used as a guest character in last year’s Injustice: Gods Among Us.

So who do you think will get the coveted guest spot in Mortal Kombat X? Boon has previously talked about his love of horror icons from the 1980s, so perhaps Jason will finally get a chance to “Finish Him!” Or perhaps those Kiefer Sutherland rumors are a harbinger of the 24/Mortal Kombat crossover we’ve all been dreaming about. As much as I love Stryker, Jack Bauer would cut his head off.

Mortal Kombat X will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One sometime in 2015.

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Raiden joins Mortal Kombat X… watch the gameplay trailer here

As promised, NetherRealm Studios revealed a new character from Mortal Kombat X during today’s Injustice: Gods Among Us final at Evo 2014. Or rather, they revealed an old character who will be playable in a new way… the Thunder God himself, Raiden.

Like all of the previously revealed characters, Raiden will have three distinct variations in Mortal Kombat X. “Thunder God Raiden” will be a combo-heavy take on the character that delivers powerful attacks with an emphasis on electrocution blasts. Meanwhile, “Displacer Raiden” uses a more defensive stance that, not surprisingly, relies on Raiden’s teleportation abilities. The final stance, “Storm Lord Raiden,” is the most unique. This version of Raiden creates lightning traps that merge to form a barrier between the Elder God and his opponent.

And stick around for Raiden’s Fatality, it’ll make your eyes pop out of your head.

Mortal Kombat X will be available sometime next year for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Presumably, we can expect many more of these reveal trailers to appear between now and then.

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Another Mortal Kombat X character will be unveiled at Evo 2014

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NetherRealm Studios has confirmed (via their Facebook page) that another character from Mortal Kombat X will be unveiled this weekend during the finals of the Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament at Evo 2014. The finals will take place on Saturday, July 12 at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time) and they’ll be streamed on Evo 2014′s official Twitch TV channel.

The only clue we have to the identity of this mystery fighter is the cryptic phrase, “I Stand Watch For Eternity.” This could be referring to one of the many Elder Gods that have appeared in the Mortal Kombat series over the years including Raiden, Fujin, or Shinnock. But it could just as easily be an original character, continuing the precedent set by NetherRealm at this year’s E3 Expo. Of the six characters revealed so far, four are brand new (Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra/Torr, and D’Vorah). Speculation is easy, but we’ll find out for sure in less than two days.

Mortal Kombat X will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in 2015.

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Mortal Kombat X: Ed Boon reveals new characters and story, gameplay details

Ed Boon, the Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, stopped by the PlayStation Blog Stage yesterday to talk about Mortal Kombat X. Secrets were revealed as Boon was finally ready to reveal the future of Mortal Kombat.

Those who enjoyed 2011′s Mortal Kombat will be right at home with Mortal Kombat X. The game uses a very similar fighting engine and retains the three-tiered Super Meter. Boon says the Meter has been “refined,” but it still offers the same progression of Enhanced Attack to Breaker to X-Ray Move. And for those that played NetherRealm’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, Boon confirmed that the interactive stages first seen in that game will also appear in MKX.

Boon also revealed some new stuff, including four brand new characters. Currently, the Character Selection screen has 24 slots. This may change in the future, but as it stands today, we’re looking at 18 additional characters yet to be discovered. D’Vorah is the half-insect/half-human character that we saw in the debut trailer as she did battle with Torr and Ferra, “the big hulk and the little lady on his shoulders,” according to Boon. We also got a quick glimpse of Kotal Kahn and Cassie Cage, who is the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. Boon said that her attacks will be patterned after both of her parents.

Before a fight, players will be able to select a Variation for each character. Similar to Fighting Styles from the Deadly Alliance trilogy, Variations will open up different attacks and strategic choices for each character.

Finally, the developer opened up about where the story will go after Mortal Kombat’s wild ending. According to Boon, “The story [begins] right after Mortal Kombat (2011) ended and goes as far as 25 years in the future.” That means that descendents of some of the original characters (like Cassie Cage) will show up along with aged versions of the more familiar characters. And the final boss is said to be “surprise returning character” that “not a lot of people will see coming.”

Is it Goro? I bet it’s Goro. Mortal Kombat X will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One sometime in 2015.

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Sony @ E3 14: Mortal Kombat X gameplay trailer revealed

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While the CG trailer for Mortal Kombat X was entertaining, fans were immediately clamoring for some footage of the game in motion. And during their E3 Press Conference, Sony delivered. We were treated to Scorpion and Sub-Zero battling it out along with two new characters, a demonic woman in a cloak and a giant carrying a little dude on his shoulders (Master Blaster?).

So here’s Mortal Kombat X, in all its bloody glory:

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Continue Countdown #5 – Mortal Kombat X, Forza Horizon 2, Pre-E3 Predictions, More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the 2014 E3 Expo is right around the corner. The Warp Zoned staff spent a recent night chatting about some of the big pre-E3 announcements during the latest episode of “Continue Countdown.” We pre-pre-judged Mortal Kombat X, Homefront: The Revolution, Forza Horizon 2, BattleCry, Battlefield Hardline, and Hyrule Warriors in the first six segments of the show.

But we also wanted to worry and fret over a trio of delayed games (Batman: Arkham Knight, The Order: 1886, and Quantum Break) as well as speculate about what a Smash Bros.-style Mario Kart game would be like (spoiler alert: it would be AWESOME). And the eternal question (How much would you pay for an E.T. cartridge excavated from a landfill?) was answered.

Finally, we slipped a few E3 predictions in there. We’re probably way off the mark, but it’s that magical pre-E3 time when anything seems possible.

9 Topics… 30 Minutes… And Go!

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New Mortal Kombat X details: Persistent online battle, “multiple character variations,” more

mortalkombat10-dragonlogoNow that we’ve all had a chance to digest the debut trailer for Mortal Kombat X, WB Games has revealed a few more details about the game in their official announcement. For starters, they’ve confirmed the game will be released in 2015 for the new-generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) as well as the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

But the big news is that this addition to the Mortal Kombat franchise will make the battle for Earthrealm truly global for the first time. According to the announcement, Mortal Kombat X will “[launch] players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.” Mortal Kombat X will also give players the option to select from multiple variations of each character in this battle. Each character variation will practice a different fighting style, requiring unique strategies from the player. Presumably, the variations will also be clad in different costumes as well.

Finally, the developers at NetherRealm Studios have promised that Mortal Kombat X will include many fan-favorite characters (such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero) as well as new fighters that “tie the tale together.”

“Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilise the power of new-gen consoles to give players our most intense game yet,” said Ed Boon, the Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios. “The team has worked hard to make sure Mortal Kombat X delivers everything fans expect along with new characters, new game modes and an all new graphics engine.”

Mortal Kombat X will make its first public appearance at next week’s E3 Expo.

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Who’s Next? Mortal Kombat X officially announced

“It has begun!”

After years of rumors and speculation (and one wild countdown), WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have officially announced Mortal Kombat X. The tenth game in the long-running fighting franchise will be released sometime in 2015 for next-generation platforms.

According to NetherRealm, Mortal Kombat X will “[combine an] unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience.” You can get your first taste of this cinematic presentation in the game’s debut trailer, which features Sub-Zero and Scorpion (who else?) battling in a snowy forest. The trailer is scored with an original track from Wiz Khalifa titled “Can’t Be Stopped.”

A more in-depth official announcement will likely be released later today and we’ll surely hear more about Mortal Kombat X at this year’s E3 Expo.

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