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UPDATE: Mortal Kombat X officially confirmed, first details & trailer inside

Monday, 2 June 2014 14:20 GMT By Dave Cook

Mortal Kombat X is a thing, following extensive teasing from NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon. He’s just confirmed it on Twitter.

UPDATE 3: The press release for the game has been sent out and with it some new details. The game will offer a new “fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.” And will allow players for the first time in a Mortal Kombat game to choose from multiple variation of each character, something which Nether Realm says will will “impact both strategy and fighting style.”

Expect more details to drop next week. In the meantime you can have a look at the the pack shots in the galley at the bottom of the page.

UPDATE 2:

Here’s the Mortal Kombat X trailer:

UPDATE: Here’s Boon confirming the game’s title:

More as it drops. Stay tuned.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Mortal Kombat 10 x

Props to MP1st for grabbing the listings before Amazon killed them.

But that’s not all, because rapper Wiz Khalfia tweeted this out last night:

The same tag-line appeared on this spine-crunching Mortal Kombat X teaser poster. Check it out.

So then, is your body ready (to get torn apart by Fatalities)?

Via CVG.

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47 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    Cross-gen in 2015? This and MGS The Phantom Pain are making baffling choices. The sales figures show that new gen = old gen. Anyway doesn’t matter it means upgrading will take far longer.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. POOhead

    Implying its a big upgrade anyways

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    @2
    An upgrade is an upgrade, no matter the size.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Dave Cook

    MK 9 was a good start in a new direction, hopefully this will build on that further. Would love to see an emphasis on new characters ala Street Fighter 3.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. POOhead

    @Legendaryboss more of an update then a upgrade

    #5 11 months ago
  6. Luciferous

    @Legendaryboss Hopefully in one week we will see a whole bunch of titles that are new-gen exclusive…

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    @5
    I wouldn’t really know, but okay.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. The_Red

    It is my most anticipated game for E3 but the cross-gen part is indeed a bit worrying. Hopefully the team takes a cue from Guilty Gear Xrd or Shadow of Mordor by and focuses on the next-gen versions.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. jomac3db

    Next gen games are getting dumbed down for last gen and is not good. Infamous second son, Ryse, and 2k14 are the only real next gen games

    #9 11 months ago
  10. salarta

    And now I await confirmation and screens of Kitana.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Obernox

    Nice.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. matirishhh

    Awesome…apart from the fucking rap….

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Dave Cook

    Woeful rap, sweet fatality Scorp-brah!

    #13 11 months ago
  14. YoungZer0

    Call me shallow, but one of the reasons why I dislike the series is not the cheap endboss, nor the fighting mechanic, or anything like that. It’s their models. Their legs are always too long, they seem to use only one model and build around that, instead of making each and every model unique. Their art-direction is (Ninjas being the exception) also very questionable at most times.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. Dog4life

    i start getting hard ons …. and then BAM 2015. again.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. Xbone

    They totally fuked up the video with this shitty “music”.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. The_Red

    Hope someone (YT please!) makes a version without the rap parts. The instrumental music was sweet and the trailer… CLASSIC (Though it was anti-Subzero as per usual. Bad Boon!).

    #17 11 months ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @Xbone

    Yeah, what a terrible choice.

    #18 11 months ago
  19. Doppleganger

    @YoungZer0
    Lol this isn’t street fighter with extremely exaggerated body proportions to separate the characters.
    Music was horrible but everything made me excited even the possibility of run making a well needed return?
    LOVE mortal Kombat!

    #19 11 months ago
  20. salarta

    If the trailer has any bearing on story mode, it’ll be interesting to see what happens because the original Sub-Zero still turned into Noob Saibot, while the newer one became Cyber Sub-Zero before he died.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @Doppleganger

    But Street Fighter isn’t trying to be realistic, that’s what makes it different. They really have to start with a completely fresh model for once. Because they still seem to use the same model they used for Mortal Kombat VS DC Years back.

    #21 11 months ago
  22. gomersoul

    Wow, lots of rap hate here… I’m not the biggest fan but I thought it was effectively used in the trailer

    #22 11 months ago
  23. Clupula

    Looks nice and it appears they brought in the interactive elements from Injustice into the game if that was gameplay (which it could be, just with fancy camera angles).

    But, Christ, I had to mute that once that guy started that annoying rapping.

    #23 11 months ago
  24. Clupula

    If that music is in the actual game, I’m afraid I will not be buying it.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. silverstorm

    Unfitting music. Good trailer though.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. salarta

    I always find it amusing that a game having music someone doesn’t like can be considered legitimate grounds for complaint and refusal to buy the game, yet the same thing done toward a game for deviating so far from its source material that it shouldn’t even be part of the same franchise is considered whining. Apparently, music is far more important than story despite how you can easily mute bad music.

    #26 11 months ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @salarta
    Stop your whining, you whining whiner.

    Seriously, is there nothing that else that bothers you in your life?

    The music is highly unfitting, like the behavior of a character, or a character-design that does not fit into the environment. It’s as legit as any other criticism.

    It told you many times before, nobody would be bothered by your comments, it’s the repetition that diminishes its cause. It’s annoying and make you look obsessed.

    Imagine I would talk about the choice of music in this trailer in any article that has any sort of trailer in it.

    “Great choice of music, unlike MORTAL KOMBAT X? Where is the respect guys?!”

    If that’s not annoying, than it’s boring.

    Don’t be either of that.

    #27 11 months ago
  28. salarta

    I also like how the reasons change depending on what’s being discussed.

    #28 11 months ago
  29. Clupula

    @YoungZer0 You and I may never see eye to eye on many things, but I couldn’t have said it better than your rebuttal to Salarta. If he only said things once or twice, it’d be like, “Okay, that’s his reason, whatever.” But the fact that I know by memory which characters he has a weird waifu obsession with in which franchises bothers me greatly.

    Salarta, if every single time I posted, it was about how much I hated the music in the trailer, then I’d be half as annoying as you can be. But as he said, it’s about repetition. You’re repetitive. It’s annoying when it isn’t comical.

    #29 11 months ago
  30. Clupula

    Also, in the “How to be like Salarta” handbook, because I don’t like the music, I should be wishing that the company goes out of business and I should rant about how I’m boycotting the games until Ed Boon has nothing to do with them anymore.

    #30 11 months ago
  31. Clupula

    @Dave Cook SF3 was the game that killed fighting games for a reason. Partly because of it being almost all new characters.

    #31 11 months ago
  32. stretch215

    I like the music. Fuck y’all

    #32 11 months ago
  33. stretch215

    :D

    #33 11 months ago
  34. mamu-ti

    Scorpion is best MK character everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    #34 11 months ago
  35. Dark

    Unreal Engine 4 confrimed

    https://twitter.com/UnrealEngine/status/473458677823700992

    #35 11 months ago
  36. Sherif Saed

    We’ve updated the story with gameplay details, folks.

    #36 11 months ago
  37. thunderrun

    Back ground music would be so much cooler if it was instrumental
    And boy … they confirmed UE4 for this … I’ve barely been this excited

    #37 11 months ago
  38. The_Red

    @Dark
    “Unreal Engine 4″

    Holy shit, HYYYPPPEEEE.
    An UE4 fighter could be insane, especially combined with traditional MK gore.

    #38 11 months ago
  39. Druined

    I just want this game as soon as possible.

    #39 11 months ago
  40. salarta

    @Sherif Saed Sounds like the existence of this Sub-Zero may be story-related after all, and may even involve something to do with multiple dimensions. If that’s true, it’s a good and smart extension of the timeline alteration element, and a way of keeping the original timeline intact while still doing new things.

    #40 11 months ago
  41. Rafa_L

    People will prob call me gay, it’s ok, cause I am. But one thing that really bothers me is the women in MK, they can make a whore blush, not one of them is not a silicon fest wearing “sexy” (in my opinion not sexy but almost pornographic) clothes.

    #41 11 months ago
  42. Sherif Saed

    @salarta I do wonder if this will cover all characters.

    #42 11 months ago
  43. unknown_gamer

    I’m not impressed at all . if they truly want to bring some nostalgia to the games they should have used modern sprites , the whole 3D looking thing around MK games since the PS2 era does not impress me at all

    #43 11 months ago
  44. salarta

    @Rafa_L All of them are most definitely hypersexual. I’m honestly surprised the team hasn’t made the women even more sexual, considering the Mortal Kombat franchise seems to have always focused on exploiting shock value in the past. Violence used to be the big shocker, today it’s sex.

    @Sherif Saed I doubt they’d include all the characters across the franchise, but I’m sure they’ll add some from past games that weren’t present in MK9. Still, I think if my theory is correct, it handles the story matters very nicely. The team can do things that appeal to them without leaving a slap in the face to a lot of the fans that got them where they are today in the process.

    #44 11 months ago
  45. ManuOtaku

    Looks great and they kept the sniper elite kill cam.
    My Favorite characters are sub zero and scorpion. My favorite mortal kombat was 2, but 9 was pretty good as well, hope they can keep improving.

    #45 11 months ago
  46. loki

    Mortal Kombat on PC: for idiots from idiots

    #46 11 months ago
  47. Gheritt White

    Nice trailer, good choice of music for its target demographic.

    The costumes look like they’d either been taken from or would work well in a movie. Coincidence, or…? ;)

    #47 11 months ago

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    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]