[Update 2] Mortal Kombat X announced, coming 2015
posted on 06.02.14 at 09:27 AM EST by (@salromano)
"Who's next?" asks the game's debut trailer.

Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X is in development for release in 2015, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios announced.

A trailer, featuring an original track from Wiz Khalifa titled “Can’t Be Stopped,” was shared. Its video description says the game is “fueled by next-gen technology” and “combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay.”

Platforms were not listed. However, a retailer leak yesterday makes a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC release seem most likely.

Update: New details have come via the official PlayStation Youtube channel.

“For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style,” reads the video description. “And with a new fully-connected gameplay experience, players are launched into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.”

Update 2: Warner Bros. has confirmed the game will release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It will make its first public appearance at E3 next week.

The game’s official website has also been opened.

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    Gameplay looks amazing! Scorpion and Sub-Zero are flawless, too! HYPE. HYPE.

  • Raziel Kõbe

    Playstation 3? This industry want me stay in old gen lol

    • Eder García

      the FGC wants to stay in old gen

  • Onodera Kosaki

    If this is REAL gameplay so…OMG…Interaction with environment,destroyable environment,brutal fatality,AWESOME graphic…HYPE

    • Solomon_Kano

      CG trailers are always a bit tricky, but in later years they’ve seemed to figure out that it’s best to let the trailers represent actual gameplay mechanics even when not showing actual gameplay, so I’d imagine that we’ll actually be seeing all of that minus the graphics.

      MK9’s trailers were pretty representative of the final game’s gameplay:


  • McPoo

    I demand more Injustice!

  • dez112

    I wonder if they do decide to put in story mode in MK X, I wonder what it will be about?

  • Shippoyasha

    Can’t Sub-Zero ever kill Scorpion in these trailers, Boon?

    • Unretributed

      Scorpion also kills or is beating him in almost all of the merchandise (shirts, posters, collectible figures,etc) that the 2 of them are in.

      I don’t think Boon likes Sub-Zero.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    watching neogaf get all salty about this being cross gen is amusing because they want xrd

    • Shippoyasha

      Not sure how that ties in with this game. Neogaf is known to be a home for hysteria anyway.

      Also, the ‘current gen’ systems of PS3 and 360 are just way too successful.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        apparently its holding this game back not sure how you can honestly hold a FG back also its just fun to poke fun at them

        • Shippoyasha

          True. I mean, fighting games don’t really require the most resources to run and it can still improve on 360/PS3.

          The whole ‘current gen can’t possibly run Guilty Gear’ talk is kind of out of control.

          • tokyobassist

            Which is hilarious because Guilty Gear Xrd runs on Taito Type X2 which is essentially the same damn hardware as the PS3.

            I hate it when people pull the whole entitlement card because people are simply expressing their opinions but these folks that caved and bought one of these new systems expecting hard hitting next-gen exclusive games within the first 6 months are just downright stupid.

          • 罪罰

            To keep a solid no framedrop 60fps while looking good takes all the resources.

  • Revorse

    Is it 10 or the letter “X”?

    • Unretributed


    • DarthBrian

      X is the roman numeral for 10.

      • Revorse

        Right, I got that. But is it the tenth MK or are they just using the letter X with no relation to the number 10.

        • DarthBrian

          It’s the 10th MK.

  • Arcloxs

    Im going to have to go against the grain here but with the bad looking animations, cringe worthy song i hope the game looks and plays nothing like this. The leg and arm breaking look MK4 bad, specifically when sub zero is getting beat up at the start of the fight.. :/

  • Unretributed

    Like I said when the first Arkham Knight trailer came out, it looks good but its just CG and I just cant get excited for CG trailers anymore. I need gameplay.

    The music also ruined it.

  • DarthBrian

    Rap soundtrack? In Mortal Kombat? Ugh.

    If it’s just the one song fine, but this is Mortal Kombat music:


    • Bob Obb

      Some producer probably thought it’s what the kids are into these days. DOA5 also had a shitty rap theme song.

      • RoyalR R.M

        Better than Metal,Techno, and Dupstep music

        • DarthBrian
          • Kiryu

            Wtf is that?0.0

            • tokyobassist

              Yeah it’s horrible. I thought this trailer had bad music but thanks for making me appreciate what we got instead.

              As a metalhead, this made me want to kill myself,

            • DarthBrian

              It’s awesomeness.

    • tokyobassist

      Mortal Kombat is actually a rhythm based fighting game. Think Parappa the Rappa but with motion inputs and more violence.

      There will be BEEF!

      • phayroent

        They had “Mortal Kartbat”, so why not a rhythm based “Mortal Kombeat” minigame?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

      Its not even bad…it fit the scene pretty good imo.

  • Kiryu

    The soundtrack,arghh my ears are bleeding.>.<

  • Anime10121

    2 years in still cross gen :/

    On the actual trailer… I have my reservations about whether that’s actual gameplay or not, but if it is, this may be the first Mortal Kombat I buy since 2!

    • Luna Kazemaru

      come on man its an FG cross gen would hardly matter

      • tokyobassist

        Apparently 2D fighting games can be held back by cross gen…yeah…still not computing that one.

        Seriously how next gen can moving left and right be?

        • Elvick

          It can hold back the visuals (character models, level of detail, textures, etc). Not sure what is hard to understand about that.

          Especially in a 2.5D fighting series. It’s not like it’s going to be a hand-drawn 2D fighter.

      • Anime10121

        I was kinda joking… (Though part of me just wants more current gen only just to have more current gen games)
        Kinda :P

    • phayroent

      Only 2 years in for the Wii U. This will be a second year title for the other current gen consoles.

  • Bob Obb

    I’m worried that they chose to unveil a fighting game with a CG cutscene. Also unfitting music.. Anyone remember the techno track from the original MK?

  • Guest

    2015 >>>>> 2014

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    2015 >>>>> 2014

  • DarthBrian

    Here we go. This is much better.


    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      Hell yeah ;D

    • Elvick

      Way better.

  • Akari Akaza

    Let the 10th Mortal Kombat tournament begin!….^_^

  • tokyobassist

    That music was wack as hell but that trailer looked fresh.

    I enjoyed MK9 but I really don’t respect Ed Boon philosophy regarding fighting games at all though. FFS people found out that Player 1 has advantage on hit trades within the game’s coding. That’s just stupid.

  • tokyobassist

    That said, NINJA PLEASE!

  • 罪罰

    This looks ballet as hell.

  • Protagonist

    It looks cool n all, but can we stay away from cross gen platforms and keep it current? Some developers need to just focus on the current gen consoles for a better quality game, because whats the point of current gen consoles, if there just gonna put it on the last gen? More money I assume..

    • kirby755

      Your forgetting a large majority of the nation still has last gen consoles. Along with the fact that not everyone has the newest systems yet. But yeah money is a large factor because how else are they going to survive.

      • Protagonist

        I’m aware of that, but You’re missing the point. For example, the order 1886 ps4 exclusive(Or even a ps3, x360 exclusive). Focusing on one console brings out the best in there development, which shows in the game itself. The main reason on why they did it, was like I said money, I’m also aware everyone needs it to survive, so that was unnecessary as well.

  • Aldridge517

    The visuals are stunning! Hearing Wiz Khalifa in the background of a MK game is kind of jarring, but it’s not like I’ve never played games while listening to hip hop before lol

  • SOLOmio

    MAN that trailer!! the best two character in MK IMO!
    they already dethroned liu kang and kong lau! Even Raiden that was really mentioned in the 90’s poorly mentioned nowadays.
    Still Scorpion was always mah favorite, so is kinda cool seeing beat Sub zero ass like that!

  • Onodera Kosaki

    BoxArt…Looks good but can be better
    Ed Boon confirmed on twitter new games mode,new character and selectable fighter battle style!

  • MasterSensei

    Why don’t they make it so that broken limbs actually matter? If they can’t do that why don’t they remove it? It does not change the game or add anything to it… You can’t have a broken arm and leg and continue to fight as if nothing has happened…

    • http://andaryu3.wordpress.com/ Phantom Andaryu

      Because it’s just a game. If they went that direction then it would be like removing a character from the game if they died from a fatality. Games allow much more freedom and imagination, whether it be realistic or not.

      • MasterSensei

        I know it’s a game I’m trying to say why add a mechanic to the game that is not needed? Fatalities are cool and they provide something to the game (Humiliating your friends if you are playing with them) but if the broken limbs added something like, I dunno, 9% decrease in attack power but difficult to pull off I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

        • http://andaryu3.wordpress.com/ Phantom Andaryu

          I think its along the same lines as a fatality, to humiliate your opponent by breaking their bones. I know that every time I see I think the same thing, “How can they still move after that?” but its just a little neat feature to make the fights more flashy. Much like how MK was the first fighter to add real blood.

          It would feel like a fighting simulator if they went into that much detail, but throwing ice balls and such isn’t very realistic to begin with. =P

  • Budgiecat

    I’m a Ninja….

  • LunarHaven

    I’m gonna be honest here, Ed Boon stated WAY in the past that he was gonna make a new rooster for MK in a future game, but he STILL hasn’t.. MK9 acted like a reboot of MK 1 2 and 3… and I was fine with that, getting a perfected version with most of the characters we love… but NOW that excitement has been done, seeing scorpion and sub zero again as their nr.1 advertisement has grown stale I think.

    I want 90% new characters, I want serious change in how the moves act etc. Enough of the rehash, bring some balls to the table and do something fresh.

  • Elvick

    That song didn’t fit the trailer at all. And I’m tired of Scorpion being used as the ‘badass’ ‘always winner’ character.

    • DarthBrian

      Ed Boon loves Scorpion.

      And frankly, so do I. <3

      • Elvick

        DarthBrian confirmed as Ed Boon.


        • DarthBrian

          I wish! :O

  • Tevin Campbell #HBIC

    It would of been cool if we got Mileena vs Kitana or Kenshi vs like…a returning character…Scorpion and Sub-Zero are over done, amazing but over done…still peed myself a wee bit.