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

Monday, 2nd 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.


Here’s the Mortal Kombat X trailer:

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

More as it drops. Stay tuned.


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.



  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 7 months ago
  2. POOhead

    Implying its a big upgrade anyways

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    An upgrade is an upgrade, no matter the size.

    #3 7 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 7 months ago
  5. POOhead

    @Legendaryboss more of an update then a upgrade

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Luciferous

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

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Legendaryboss

    I wouldn’t really know, but okay.

    #7 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
  10. salarta

    And now I await confirmation and screens of Kitana.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. Obernox


    #11 7 months ago
  12. matirishhh

    Awesome…apart from the fucking rap….

    #12 7 months ago
  13. Dave Cook

    Woeful rap, sweet fatality Scorp-brah!

    #13 7 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 7 months ago
  15. Dog4life

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

    #15 7 months ago
  16. Xbone

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

    #16 7 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 7 months ago
  18. YoungZer0


    Yeah, what a terrible choice.

    #18 7 months ago
  19. Doppleganger

    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 7 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 7 months ago
  21. YoungZer0


    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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
  24. Clupula

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

    #24 7 months ago
  25. silverstorm

    Unfitting music. Good trailer though.

    #25 7 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 7 months ago
  27. YoungZer0

    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 7 months ago
  28. salarta

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

    #28 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
  32. stretch215

    I like the music. Fuck y’all

    #32 7 months ago
  33. stretch215


    #33 7 months ago
  34. mamu-ti

    Scorpion is best MK character everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    #34 7 months ago
  35. Dark

    Unreal Engine 4 confrimed

    #35 7 months ago
  36. Sherif Saed

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

    #36 7 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 7 months ago
  38. The_Red

    “Unreal Engine 4″

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

    #38 7 months ago
  39. Druined

    I just want this game as soon as possible.

    #39 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
  42. Sherif Saed

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

    #42 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
  46. loki

    Mortal Kombat on PC: for idiots from idiots

    #46 7 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 7 months ago

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