Gallery: Mortal Kombat X screenshots

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have released the first official screenshots of Mortal Kombat X.

The screens show returning characters Scorpion and Sub Zero, as well as some of the new faces confirmed to be appearing.

These include D'Vorah, a winged female fighter with the ability to control insects and worms, and Ferra & Torr, a team consisting of a little girl sitting atop a massive warrior's back.

Not shown in the screens are Kotal Kahn - an Aztec warrior - and Cassie Cage, the daughter of Mortal Kombat regulars Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade.

The first Mortal Kombat X gameplay footage was released on Tuesday, showing Scorpion, Sub-Zero and other characters brutalising each other with familiar moves and new environmental weaponry.

The trailer revealed that players can use Injustice-style improvised weapons such as barrels, branches, and even bloated corpses to assail one another.

The game is slated for a 2015 release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.