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Video: Mortal Kombat X announced for 2015 release

Trailer hints at Injustice style environmental interactions

NetherRealm Studios has officially announced Mortal Kombat X.

The fighter will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, with a 2015 launch window.

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"Fuelled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience," reads an official description.

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, says publisher Warner Bros.


"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."

The first trailer for the tenth entry in the mainline series shows bitter rivals Scorpion and Sub-Zero doing battle in a snow-covered forest. Along with their signature moves, the two warriors regularly interact with the background, suggesting the game will feature the environmental interactions seen in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

More details will be revealed at E3 on June 9.

"Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilise the power of new-gen consoles to give players our most intense game yet," said Ed Boon, Creative Director, 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."

Prior to Injustice, NetherRealm's last game was April 2011's Mortal Kombat reboot for Xbox 360 and PS3. "Not the best or the deepest, but extremely likeable, gory amusement," we said in our Mortal Kombat review.

Publisher Warner said in November 2011 that Mortal Kombat sales had hit three million units, making it the highest-selling fighting game of the year. The title went on to be released on Vita in May 2012 and on PC in July 2012.


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