Fighter fans and gorehounds rejoice! Mortal Kombat X is official, it’s coming in 2015, and its reveal trailer, which you can find below, is teasing some intriguing changes to the series.
For one, it looks like the fighters will be able to interact with the environment, as Sub-Zero rips a branch from a nearby tree and turns it into a melee weapon mid-fight, then he swings on another branch to kick Scorpion in his ugly, vengeful face. We’ve seen a bit of this in past entries in the series, but never to this extent. Knowing your way around each environment could be very important.
Another change they’re teasing is the option to choose between multiple variations of each fighter. According to the press release, this will impact “both strategy and fighting style.”
“Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilize the power of new-gen consoles to give players our most intense game yet,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios. “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 slated to release on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015.