Mortal Monday has indeed returned. For nearly a month, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon (the Noob in Noob Saibot) has been teasing fans with a countdown on Twitter to reveal a huge announcement. Well, the day has come and with it confirmation of ‘Mortal Kombat X’, the tenth game in this gory fighting series due out in 2015. The official press release is as follows: “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”.
If that news didn’t leave you in a Mortal Kombat Koma perhaps this update will, as it has also been revealed that ‘MKX’ will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. Perhaps that is the most exciting news of this entire announcement, as fans of the series don’t have to buy a brand new system to enjoy this monumental game. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely pony up the money and buy a new system when this game drops so I can maximize the experience. At least the developers at Netherrealm Studios have the foresight to know that this game will sell many more copies if it’s released on systems people already have. After all, ‘Mortal Kombat’ (2011) was the fighting game of the year in 2011 and 2012 selling over 3 million units. Fans have been waiting patiently for a follow-up and Netherealm has kept their pulse on the fighting game genre with the successful release of ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’. Further, there were fans today that were disappointed to learn Ed Boon’s big announcement didn’t lead to ‘Injustice 2’. However, Boon made the right call to put ‘Injustice’ on the back burner and roll with the franchise that put him on the map in the video game industry. It’s been 3 years since fans were treated to a new ‘Mortal Kombat’ and after the bloody disgusting success of the last game, fingers have been tapping for new fatality combinations.
This new Mortal Monday did not just see the confirmation of a new ‘Mortal Kombat’ game, also revealed today is a new logo, slogan, production art, trailer and website (https://www.mortalkombat.com/us/).
The website is very basic right now but will surely fill out as the official release draws near. Aside from all this hype is the news that Warner Bros and Netherrealm are looking forward to showing the game off next week at the big E3 expo. This leads me to believe that the team at Netherrealm have been secretly working on this brutal fighter game for quite some time under lock and key. I can only hope that the release will come sooner rather than later in 2015, like hopefully January. Until then, enjoy the trailer below.
Now my thoughts on the trailer: FLAWLESS VICTORY??? Well, not so fast. I hated the music. In my opinion, ‘Mortal Kombat’ deserves some type of heavy metal theme as it compliments the bloody, dark, gruesome atmoshpere that is MK. Also, show some love for Sub-Zero already. For the last MK release, Sub-Zero was on the poster as a whipping boy, getting his ass kicked by Scorpion all over the promotional materials, and it looks like that trend will continue. Actually, it looks like the beatings get worse for the Lin Kuei warrior as his head gets decapitated and stuck to a tree courtesy of Scorpion at the end of the trailer. FINISH HIM already or select a new character like Stryker to take the viscous beatings. Sub-Zero is just too cool of a character (pun intended).Other than that I love this trailer, especially the fact that it looks like the gameplay will be the same as the last game, just improved upon. The 2d aspect is back, equipped with bone shattering x-ray moves and interactive environments. I went berserk when I saw the kombatants ripping off branches from trees in the living forest and beating their opponent. I also noticed the return of weapons, something that was first introduced in ‘Mortal Kombat 4’. Finally, I noticed that the extreme graphic, violent nature of the game is back in full force and there’s no doubt that people will be screaming FATALITY when it’s all said and done. How can they top the gorrific fatalities from the previous game? Netherrealm will no doubt find a way to keep shocking us fans. I also noticed some new moves as Scorpion’s spear came up from the ground grabbing his opponent. I’m already chomping at the bit to play this game, however, it is just getting started. Nothing, nothing can prepare you for this. There will be much more to come over the days, weeks and months, but keep it here at morbidlyamusing.com for all news ‘Mortal Kombat’. Or in other words: GET OVER HERE!