Ed Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat franchise, has officially announced Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat X, scxheduled for a 2015 release, is currently confirmed for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Below is the the first teaser trailer for Mortal Kombat X. It is worth noting that, while this is very pretty, it’s entirely CG. It is a video, not gameplay footage. Fans of the franchise who beat the storyline in Mortal Kombat 9 will be quick to notice that a certain someone who was killed in the last game appears in this trailer as if nothing happened to him. While this may mean him and other characters that were killed off in the last game may be coming back, he may also just be in the trailer because he’s one of the most recognizable characters in the franchise. Again, nothing’s been confirmed.
The Retro Goat Reacts-The first thing I noticed about the trailer is that, if this is a legitimate indication for how the game will look, it’s going to be stunning. The second thing I noticed is that rap song. Mortal Kombat is one of the most brutal and violent franchises of all time, and an upbeat rap song could not be more out of place. While it’s likely just pandering to the masses, the Mortal Kombat fanbase is much more likely to listen to Metallica or Pantera while playing, not rap. It would have been better for them to just use the theme song, but I digress. While the video itself does hype me up for the game, it gives the player absolutely no indication about what to expect. All we know right now is that this is another 2D Mortal Kombat. As trailers go, it leaves a bit to be desired. It’s sole purpose is really just to let us know that this game exists, but a bit more information wouldn’t hurt. Either way, I’m definitely pumped about Mortal Kombat X coming soon.