Update: 12:05 PM EST - The official press release for the game has been released and sheds some more light on the game mechanics and storyline.
“Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilize 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.
Original - The wait is finally over. After a month or so of trolling on Twitter from Ed Boon about an announcement of some sorts today, we finally got our answer. Mortal Kombat X has just been announced for a 2015 release and a debut trailer was released as well.
In the trailer, Scorpion and Sub-Zero continue their 25 year rivalry in the new trailer set to "Can't Be Stopped" by Wiz Khalifa. Once again, as in most of the Mortal Kombat promos and trailers over the years, Sub-Zero almost always gets destroyed by Scorpion. I am assuming it's a running joke at this point.
Mortal Kombat is the reason I am the gamer I am today. It is my number 1 favorite videogame series of all time and announcements like this remind me while I love this industry. The wait for MK9 was hard, so I can only hope the wait for MKX won't be as bad.
Mortal Kombat X releases in 2015 on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC