Article written by Girls on Games collaborator, Catherine Dumont.
We got quite the treat Monday night during Sony’s E3 conference when they showed a trailer and gameplay footage for the upcoming Mortal Kombat X. It’s still in development so there’s no word on a release date as of yet. But it doesn’t matter. Just knowing that I’ll be skull-crushing my opponents at some point in the future is good enough for me. Doesn’t matter how many times I hear “Fatality!” shouted through my TV, I still giggle with glee.
So first up is the announcement trailer in all it’s gory glory:
Heh, Wiz Khalifa rapping to the gruesome deaths was a nice little touch. They also released a gameplay trailer that introduces at least two new players that we’ll be able to play with in Mortal Kombat X as well as a classic, yet HDed fight between old timers Sub-Zero and Scorpion:
Netherealm Studios revealed more tidbits during E3. First off, the story spans over the 25 years following the events of Mortal Kombat 9. Second, we got a sneak peak at the roster of blood-thirsty killers. Scorpion and Sub Zero were the only returning characters, the other four are new. D’vorah, is a half insect half human, Ferra/Torr, a huge executioner-type humanoid (Torr) with a little lady riding to his back (Ferra), Cassie Cage, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade’s daughter and Kotal Kahn, who was briefly featured in the new gameplay trailer. The villain hasn’t been revealed yet but Creative Director Ed Boon gave us a hint saying it was a surprise returning character and that fans may not see it coming.
So far, these noobs haven’t convinced me to give up on my decades-long love for Kitana and they looked kind of silly to be honest. But then again, what am I saying? This is Mortal Kombat we’re talking about; they brought us the Babality winning blow:
Each fighter has three Character Variations, a new feature in Mortal Kombat X. You may choose the one that suits your style the best. Add the dynamic backgrounds, environment interactions, next-gen graphics, and a killer (literally) move list, this is surely the most ambitious Mortal Kombat yet.
Anyways, Mortal Kombat X is in development for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC. Hopefully a release date will follow shortly.