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Mortal Kombat X will feature at least one ‘guest’ character

Teasing NetherRealm’s DLC plans for Mortal Kombat X, series co-creator Ed Boon revealed that the upcoming fighter will likely feature at least one “guest” character from an outside franchise.

“I think there’s a novelty to having a downloaded guest…
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Wassapugeddaw! Raiden revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon had a special treat for fans at this year’s EVO event; the return of Raiden in Mortal Kombat X. According to an interview between Boon and IGN, the infamous thunder god will be screaming gibberish at his opponents…
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Raiden Confirmed For Mortal Kombat X [Trailer Added]

Revealed during EVO 2014 following the Injustice: Gods Among Us championships, Raiden will be making an appearance in Mortal Kombat X.

IGN spoke with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon about Raiden's return, revealing that he will have three different variations: Displacer, Storm Lord, and the tentatively titled Thunder God Raiden. Displacer leverages his teleportation ability. Storm Lord allows him to throw out lightning bombs that will create a tether of electricity between them. Finally, Thunder God Raiden focuses on delivering big damage attacks.

You can check out the trailer below, which was recorded directly from the EVO 2014 Twitch stream, so apologies for some of the strange audio.

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[Via: IGN, Kotaku]

 

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It's hardly a surprise to see Raiden make a return for Mortal Kombat X, but it's nice to see him confirmed.

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Warner Bros. Interactive announces next bloody brawler, Mortal Kombat X

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced NetherRealm Studios’ next Mortal Kombat title, Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled to release in 2015 for the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. The game will have its first public unveiling at Los Angeles’ E3 2014 in a few days.

Scorpion is ready to cut some fools down

Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, shared these words about the upcoming fighter:

“Mortal Kombat is our acclaimed, world-renowned franchise and we are now advancing the fighting genre with Mortal Kombat X. 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.”

Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios and whose name has been synonymous with Mortal Kombat since its inception, proclaimed:

“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. 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 is already touting a new fully-connected experience that launches gamers into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for bragging rights. For the first time in Mortal Kombat’s history, players will be able to choose between multiple variations of each kombatant that impacts their fighting style and strategy. New kharacters will join returning favorites like Scorpion and Sub-Zero in the battle between good, evil, and decent attire for the female fighters.

Check out a (quite brutal) trailer below, featuring an original track by Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa titled “Can’t Be Stopped.”


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‘Mortal Kombat X’ listed by Amazon UK

Amazon’s UK storefront has posted listings of a “Mortal Kombat X” for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC platforms. The listings are void of description and imagery, but list Warner Bros. Interactive as publisher, and estimate a release date of…
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Mortal Kombat Creator Tweets Super Friends Video In Continuing Countdown

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been tweeting countdown numbers over the past few weeks, and yesterday he tweeted out the number nine.

The mysterious countdown seems to be pointing to something happening or being announced on June 2, which is nine days away. Last week, Boon tweeted something calling out an X. The assumption was that it was involved in Boon's countdown pointing to the number 10, but it did not line up with his countdown. Many are thinking it might have something to do with a crossover game, like Street Fighter X Tekken.

Much like his previous tweets, Boon humored those responding with ambiguous replies.

For more on Boon's mysterious countdown, head here and here.

[Source: @noobde]

 

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I'm thinking Ed Boon and NetherRealm have a pretty big announcement for June 2. I don't know what it is, but I think it's pretty smart to get the news out ahead of E3, where it has potential to get lost in the downpour of reveals..

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Mortal Kombat to keep fighting online despite GameSpy closure

The May 31 expiration date for GameSpy’s online services is drawing near, but NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat reboot will keep hosting bouts of traumatic blood loss. Ed Boon recently reassured a fan on Twitter that even without GameSpy, players…
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Don’t expect to see the first three Mortal Kombat games on Wii U

In depressing news for fans of gory fisticuffs and color-coded ninjas, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has squashed the possibility that the first three Mortal Kombat games might appear on the Wii U virtual console. Boon was asked about the chances…
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Don’t expect to see the first three Mortal Kombat games on Wii U

In depressing news for fans of gory fisticuffs and color-coded ninjas, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has squashed the possibility that the first three Mortal Kombat games might appear on the Wii U virtual console. Boon was asked about the chances…
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Series Creator Dashes Hopes Of Mortal Kombat On Wii U’s Virtual Console

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon recently made it clear on Twitter that we shouldn't expect to see Mortal Kombat on the Virtual Console any time soon.

Responding to a fan inquiry, which you can see above, Boon said there is a 0.0% chance of the Super Nintendo Mortal Kombat games making their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. Speaking with Gametrailers back in 2011, Boon showed interest in the Wii U's GamePad controller. His recent Tweet doesn't necessarily say we won't ever see Mortal Kombat on the Wii U – just that we'll never see the original Mortal Kombat games on the console's Virtual Console.

[Source: @noobde, via Polygon]

 

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This is a disappointment, but I don't think there was a much of an expectation of the games making their way to the Virtual Console to begin with. Boon's tweet is straightforward, without much room for ambiguity. If you were hoping to revisit the originals on the Wii U, you may want to start looking elsewhere.

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