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Mortal Kombat X Will Have A Mobile Tie-In Game With Unlocks For Console, PC

Fans of NetherRealm's Injustice will likely remember the DC fighting game's tie-in mobile title. That's probably because there were costumes locked behind the title that many have still failed to unlock.

This morning, Warner Bros. announced that Mortal Kombat X will be getting its own mobile title. Based on the brief glimpses in the trailer below, it looks to follow the same formula, and it will have unlocks for the console and PC version.

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Warner Bros. describes it as a "fighting/card battler," which is essentially what the previous effort was. Players collected Injustice character cards, upgraded them, and fought AI opponents using swipes and taps. It will be out in April for iOS and Android devices.

Mortal Kombat X will be out on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, check out the recently released story trailer.

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Five Mortal Kombat X Dream Guest Characters Our Readers Forgot To Suggest

Yesterday, I posted a feature detailing more than 40 fictional and non-fictional guest characters that could appear in Mortal Kombat X as suggested by our readers. It was a big expansive list, but there were a few obvious ones I felt our readers neglected to mention.

All of these fighter suggestions are pretty obvious, so I can only assume I overlooked their inclusion in the comments, or readers decided not to comment assuming somebody else must have already pointed them out.

Rupert Grint
Grint is best known for playing Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, but he has probably been in other movies as well. When you think of the over-the-top fighting game violence, you can't help but think of this actor who portrayed Harry's loveable and devoted best friend. He might look a little out of place in his civilian clothes, and no wand in his hand, but he really should be part of the Mortal Kombat X crew.

Daytona USA's Hornet from Fighters Megamix
Many readers suggested lots of guest characters from other fighting games like Soulcalibur and Killer Instict, but everyone ignored what may be one of the best fighting game characters ever created – Hornet the NASCAR car from Daytona USA. If he is to appear, I hope he functions identically to way he did in Fighters Megamix: upright on its back tires firing off punches with its front tires.

Ico
The titular horned boy from Ico doesn't appear to be a particularly violent person, but he does wield a large stick for most of his game. The tone of Ico may clash with Mortal Kombat and his appearance as a guest character in a fighting game would likely diminish the work put into expertly developing his character, but… wouldn't it be neat?

Raz Karcy
To be totally honest, most of these suggestions are jokes. I won't tell you which ones, but for some of these, I am not presenting them as serious suggestions. With all that being said, I am a little surprised nobody brought up Raz Karcy from Overblood as a possible Mortal Kombat X character. Sure, he's a long shot, but we here at Game Informer hold him in high regard.

Mickey Mouse
Disney is known for being pretty relaxed about the use of its characters with and without its permission. I'm sure NetherRealm could sneak him into Mortal Kombat X without much retaliation from Disney. They should just make him a secret character. Video games rarely see any kind of legal repercussions for including difficult to access content.

For more Mortal Kombat X guest character suggestions, head here.

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Readers Tell Us Their Top 25 Dream Mortal Kombat X Guest Characters

Though it didn't make any promises about who would be appearing, NetherRealm did recently confirm that guest characters will be appearing in Mortal Kombat X. We asked our readers who they would like to see appear in Mortal Kombat X, and though the responses were incredibly varied, there were quite a few consistent answers. There are the characters that appeared in responses on more than one occasion.

The following 10 characters all showed up at least twice in the comments – which is impressive considering readers could respond with quite literally any character from fiction or real life. Most might not fall in line with Mortal Kombat's extreme violence, but the possible guest from films would all make good inclusions, and I also think Isaac Clarke from Dead Space would be particularly good. People often forget that a Spartan did show up as a combatant in a fighting game before in Dead or Alive 4, which is what you see above.

  • Ash from The Evil Dead
  • Cole McGrath or Delsin Rowe from Infamous
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin's Creed II
  • Isaac Clarke from Dead Space
  • Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Master Chief from Halo
  • Mummy from The Mummy
  • Neo from The Matrix
  • Pennywise from Stephen King's It

The next eight characters appeared in the comments three or four times each. It might seems odd to group Lara Croft and Nathan Drake together, but every time the two were brought up, they were brought up together. People really want to see those two fight. Alex Mercer and James Heller from Prototype would both be good entries for Mortal Kombat, but the series has fallen off the map a bit.

  • Alex Mercer or James Heller from Prototype
  • Deadpool
  • Fulgore from Killer Instinct
  • Lara Croft and Nathan Drake from Tomb Raider and Uncharted
  • Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden
  • The Terminator
  • Xenomorph from Alien

The next four all appeared in comments five or six times. Spawn appeared in Soul Calibur II on Xbox, and I was surprised to see so many readers making a call for the character to return. Creator Todd McFarlane is still hard at work with McFarlane toys, but we haven't heard much from Spwan in some time.

  • Dante from Devil May Cry
  • Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th
  • Pinhead form Hellraiser
  • Spawn

For the top two most requested characters for Mortal Kombat X from readers, head to page two.


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Everything You Do In Mortal Kombat X Will Be Part Of Weekly Faction Wars

Way back at E3 2014, we sat down with NetherRealm’s Ed Boon to talk about Mortal Kombat X. During that conversation, he told us that for the first time in the series, the studio is including a persistent online mode. Today, we finally have the details on what’s known as Faction Wars.

In a new trailer, members of the studio discuss how we’ll interact with every other player in Mortal Kombat X. When we begin, we’ll be asked to choose one of five factions (White Lotus, Black Dragon, Brotherhood of Shadow, Special Forces, and Lin Kuei). 

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From there, every match we play (in story mode, single-player, and online) will contribute faction points. At the end of each week, a winner will be declared, with rewards going to the victors.

Players will be able to rank up within their factions, as well. Taking down members of other factions, accomplishing tasks, and climbing the new and changing living towers will all increase your status.

During a random 24-hour period in each week, a special event will take place with an invasion from one of Mortal Kombat’s realms. For more, check out the trailer above to hear from the team about this new feature in the long-running series.

Mortal Kombat X will be out on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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See The Outtakes From Conan, Gronk, And Marshawn Lynch’s Mortal Kombat X Experience

Conan O'Brien recently played a few rounds of Mortal Kombat X with the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and the Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, and more footage has surfaced from the meeting.

Below you will find more clips of Conan and pals playing Mortal Kombat X as the typically quiet Marshawn Lynch offers up his unique commentary. To watch the video on Conan's site, head here. Not that there is some questionable language in this extended cut. To see the original Clueless Gamer segment, head here.

For more Clueless Gamer, check out Conan playing Super Smash Bros.horror gamesWWE 2K14, and Minecraft.

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Watch Marshawn Lynch play Mortal Kombat X, say more than 7 words

Yes, this Conan O’Brien “Clueless Gamer” bit features Mortal Kombat X (which, by the by, Ermac was just confirmed for). More importantly, we now know that sportsballer-of-few-words Marshawn Lynch likes to play Toad in Mario Kart, while Rob Gronkowski…
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Reptile gets the go-ahead for Mortal Kombat X

Who’s next? Mortal Kombat series veteran Reptile will return in the upcoming multiplatform sequel Mortal Kombat X, developer NetherRealm Studios confirmed with IGN this week.

After making his debut as a hidden character in the original Mortal Kombat…
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NetherRealm Spits Up Info On Mortal Kombat X’s Reptile

The Mortal Kombat X roster is filling up with new faces and familiar foes alike. The latest announcement brings sneaky serpent Reptile back into the fray.

IGN has the exclusive video reveal, which shows the acid spitting monster in combat with Kung Lao.You can check it out on their site.

Mortal Kombat X is due out on April 14 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, check out the recent reveal of Kung Lao and Kitana. You can also read our most recent hands-on impressions.

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Our Take
Reptile has evolved quite a bit since his green palette swap days. He’s become more bestial, setting him apart from the ninjas he used to emulate. Make sure to stick around for the X-Ray and Fatality. 

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Mortal Kombat X Character Reveal Coming Next Week

Series creator Ed Boon is teasing a Mortal Kombat X character reveal for next week.

Boon, who loves to tease news and reveals on Twitter, tweeted out the image you see above promising we will learn who's next in Mortal Kombat X's roster on its Twtich channel, twitch.tv/netherrealm next week.

The reveal will happen On Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m. CT.

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Our Take
NetherRealm said non-canon Mortal Kombat guest characters proved incredibly popular in previous entries, so I am hoping next week's reveal will showcase a character along those lines. Maybe another Freddy Krueger, or another comparable movie villain. I've got my fingers crossed for Dolores Umbridge, who is in my opinion one of the most despicable fictional villains to ever exist.

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Kung Lao, Kitana, Goro officially join Mortal Kombat X cast

He’s a stoic monk in a murderous hat and she’s the buxom princess of a demonic alternate reality, but there’s one thing they can both agree on: That four-armed guy at the end of this trailer is a real jerk for crashing their unveiling.
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