Day zero of E3 came with a slew of surprises, from unannounced games to brand new tech. Among some of the coolest announcements came the fatality-ridden trailer for Mortal Kombat X, the latest bone-cracking installment of the popular fighting franchise from NetherRealm Studios.
The game is said to be a continuation of last installment, only to fast-forward 25 years into the future. The brand-new original storyline will include some of the most prolific MK characters, including everyone’s favorite Scorpion and Sub-Zero, as well as an all new cast of characters — all representing the struggle of good and evil.
Feast your your eyes on the gameplay demo below, featuring an all-out brawl between Scorpion and D’Vorah, as well as a Sub-Zero vs. Ferra showdown:
Of all the things to be excited for, the coolest addition may be the three different variations for each character. Unique to every fighter, the variation of your choosing will aid a different style of gameplay. As seen with Scorpion, his Ninjutsu variation allows for a heavy use of blades, while Hellfire allows him to summon fireballs and cloak himself in flames. The coolest of all may just be his Inferno variation, one that allows him to conjure a demon to aid in his fight.
Making its grand return to the game is the x-ray move feature from previous installments which was heavily highlighted in the E3 trailer. It certainly adds an extra element of gore in which Mortal Kombat fans are accustomed to.
Character wise, we know of only two returning character thus far, Scorpoin and Sub-Zero. While we’re definitely going to see more classic character returning, we should be looking to what NetherRealm is bringing in terms of fresh meat. D’Vorah, seen in the demo, is a winged fighter that controls worms and insects. She’s one part insect and one part human, and uses both to her advantage.
Another newcomer is Ferra, a small but devilish girl who rides atop Torr, a giant brute. Although Ferra appears at first to be the brains, it’s hard to tell exactly who’s in control when you’re fighting, seeing as Torr uses Ferra as a weapon in more than one scenario.
Other characters in the fesh meat pool include Cassie Cage, the love-child of MK veterans Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, who is said to have a mixture of the powers possessed by her parents. We’ll also see Kotal Khan, an Aztec god of war.
We won’t be seeing Mortal Kombat X until sometime in 2015, so satiate your untamable need with this gameplay demo, and be sure to keep your eyes out for more that will surely be popping up.
Until then, rest easy knowing that Mortal Kombat X will be released for both current and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.