After the rumored leaks and teases by developer NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat X now stands confirmed. Previously, creative director of NetherRealm Ed Boon had hinted on a new Mortal Kombat game in his tweets.
The studio has also revealed a new trailer for the game. "Fuelled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience," the company said on its YouTube page. It was also revealed that the game will feature an original track "Can't Be Stopped" from US rapper and singer-songwriter Wiz Khalifa.
The two-minute trailer shows an improved environment with a setting of snowy forest night. The fight between Scorpion and Sub-Zero is intense and interesting. We can see granules of fire and snow meandering about in the video. The game will also include slow motion scenes for certain hits. We can also see that the game has brought back X-Ray moves and does not disappoint on the violence quotient either (with cracked bones and crushed organs). This trailer does not appear to be a gameplay and is more of a CG-rendered video.
The game is expected to have new characters, modes and is also likely to have a new and original storyline.
Khalifa had previously tweeted "I am #WHOSNEXT @noobde", and Boon had replied "Yes you are Next @wizkhalifa !! On June 2nd Kombat Kontinues... #WHOSNEXT"
— Josh W (@Meepok1) June 2, 2014
He also revealed that though the game is called Mortal Kombat X, people might also use the term "10", since it's the 10th title in the series.
— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 29, 2014
The game will be available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015. It will make its first public appearance at the upcoming E3 2014 at Los Angeles.
Boon had given about 10 hints about the game on Twitter, ranging from countdowns, photo tweets and the "Who's Next" poster, CVG reported. The last Mortal Kombat game was released in 2011, a reboot of Mortal Kombat, which achieved critical and financial success.
Boon also said that he does not know if Mortal Kombat X will be as offensive as Mario Kart 8, in an interview to P4rgaming. He, however, assured that it will be the same "extremely violent and gory game that everyone loved growing up, but we need to make sure that parents know that this game is not for their kids".
(YouTube courtesy: Mortal Kombat Community)