Earlier this summer, Mortal Kombat X was officially confirmed with the help of an appropriately brutal debut cinematic trailer. That brutality hasn’t faded with the gradual release of in-game footage and it looks like the second game in the rebooted franchise will channel the powerful Injustice engine to deliver the most hard-hitting MK experience yet.
In the months since WB and NetherRealm’s announcement of the game, a list of classic and brand-new playable characters has been revealed. We had our chance to get hands-on with the game back at E3 and this weekend at PAX, some lucky attendees got an extended preview of their own. The above gameplay footage (thanks to Community Game) clocks in at just under 15 minutes of equally impressive and disgusting evidence of the game’s new-gen look and feel.
The footage puts the spotlight on four returning fighters; Sub Zero, Scorpion, Kano, and the exciting relaunch version of Raiden. The Raiden announcement earlier this year hinted at the game’s character variant feature, which will allow players to choose between three variants for each fighter. Some variants will be offense-driven and others defense-oriented, so gamers should be able to find a variant that matches their own play-style. The new footage gave a closer look at some of the variant options.
Scorpion’s variant in the first match gives him the ability to call on help from the underworld and bring a demon out of the ground to root his opponent in place. Sub Zero’s creates an ice shield that seems like a pretty strong defensive technique. In addition to the long list of new abilities available thanks to the variants, the footage also shows off lots of classic attacks. We see the iconic ‘Get over here’, the leg sweep, Raiden’s lighting attacks, and lots of ice assaults from Sub Zero.
The game’s Fatalities will look pretty familiar in style to anyone who played Mortal Kombat 9 or Injustice. The major difference is that the new and improved graphics allow the game to be even more brutal than ever. The slow-motion x-ray vision attacks are incredibly detailed and if you can stomach looking at them, then you’re bound to be impressed.
The game also borrows the interactive backgrounds from Injustice. Although it might look a bit gimmicky at first, it’s actually a very fun element in Injustice and it looks like the team has made even more improvements to the mechanic for Mortal Kombat X.
Do you think the new-gen makeover for the Mortal Kombat franchise will be enough to draw in some new fans or will MK X only appeal to its existing fan-base? Let us know in the comments.
Mortal Kombat X will be released in 2015 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.
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Source: Community Game