WHO’s NEXT? Mortal Kombat X is finally announced.

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*Updated info regarding press release and systems after the trailer.*

I know this was something that a lot of fighter and Mortal Kombat fans have been waiting for ever since the Mortal Kombat license changed hands back in 2009 and the eventual series reboot back in 2011. For the last few weeks Ed Boon had been dropped hints and clues as to what was happening to the series net and a lot of speculation was that the game was going to be released on a specific date, June 2nd 2014 to be exact.Mkx_edboon_twitter

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES MORTAL KOMBAT X
Electrifying Next Generation Iconic Fighting Game from NetherRealm Studios Unveiled

London, UK. – 2nd June, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios’ next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release in 2015 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Mortal Kombat X will make its first public appearance at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 in Los Angeles.

“Mortal Kombat is our acclaimed, world-renowned franchise and we are now advancing the fighting genre with Mortal Kombat X,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “NetherRealm Studios is best in class at delivering games fans love and they are taking their iconic brand to the next level with Mortal Kombat X.”

“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, Creative Director, 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 combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.

For more information about Mortal Kombat X, please visitwww.mortalkombat.com andwww.facebook.com/MortalKombat.

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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment, and the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 35 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com

Well that guess was correct as we finally have the Mortal Kombat X (10) announcement which is oddly 7 days ahead of the E3 2014 convention. No other info other than the game is coming out sometime in 2015. No mention of what systems or any info on changes to the Kombat system but I’m pretty sure that since E3 2014 is around the corner that we’ll know more then.

That said the trailer did mention that it was powered by “next-gen technology” so that could be  a clue as to what systems it will appear on or it could simply mean that it’s using a new game engine, namely the Unreal Engine 4 since MK9 ran on the Unreal Engine 3.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci6lMQNLKZU&feature=youtu.be

UPDATE: Here are some high-res images of MK poster boy, Scorpion, that shows off an incredible high level of detail for a fighting game character model. Whether the model is an in-game asset or purely made for cinematics, only time (and perhaps E3) will tell

Image of Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 10 #1

Is Scorpion trying out for the latest Assassin’s Creed?

Image of Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 10 #2

Maybe he is a Watch Dogs fan instead?

Sources: Eb Boon official twitter, Youtube, Mortal Kombat official website

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