If you are a huge Mortal Kombat fan, then you know that at E3, NetherRealm studios released a trailer and gameplay footage for the latest installation in the series: Mortal Kombat X. Still in development, MK X has a scheduled release for 2015 and is being developed for both current gen consoles (XBox 360, PS3), next gen consoles (PS4 and XBox One) and the Windows platform.
The Mortal Kombat X trailer, titled “Who’s Next” is, quite simply, epic. We know it’s a target render video, which means it’s not real-time gameplay, but pre-rendered and pre-animated footage. However, we have seen some gameplay footage online (included in this article) and the quality is frightfully good. Target render videos have gotten a lot of flak for being misleading, but the Mortal Kombat X one looks pretty much like the final gameplay render, especially on the next gen consoles.
The trailer shows a massive, bone-breaking, super-violent beat-down between Sub Zero and Scorpion, two long-time fan favourites. The Mortal Kombat series has always been known for gore and violence, but this time, they turned the notch on everything up all the way to 11. The fatalities are seriously wicked!
“Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecendented Kombat Experience. The trailer features an original track by Wiz Khalifa titled ‘Can’t Be Stopped’.”
Characters & Gameplay
Character-wise, there’s a few new characters added in, and lots more moves and amped-up power moves and fatalities. The greatest new additions are though are highlighted below:
The energy meter, first introduced in the previous title, once again allows players to perform techniques such as brutal X-Ray moves, with some refinements made to the system. Similar to NetherRealm Studio’s previous title, Injustice: Gods Among Us, fighters can now interact with the environment, bouncing off areas to reposition themselves or using parts of the environment as weapons. Each fighter now has three different variations, each featuring a different set of moves they can use during the match. For example, Scorpion can use the Ninjutsu variation, which uses ninja techniques, or the Hellfire variation, which relies more of fiery special moves. Wikipedia
For a great gameplay analysis by the creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon himself, check out the video below. The video showcases fighting styles, new characters, character variations and great commentary.
So what do you think? Are you excited about the new Mortal Kombat installation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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