The release of Mortal Kombat X may be just a few short months away, but the team at NetherRealm Studios is still having plenty of fun slowly revealing each of the game’s fighters and their updated arsenal of Fatalities. With each snippet of footage that the studio releases, we’ve been able to learn a little more about the current-gen’s first Mortal Kombat experience. The last update gave us a look at how Scorpion and Quan Chi would finish off their foes and this time around we get a preview of another pair of fighters…
Last week, fans found out that despite his fate in the previous game, Kung Lao would be appearing in Mortal Kombat X thanks to the powers of time travel. The latest gameplay trailer provides a look at Lao facing off against the deadly Kitana. Unfortunately for Lao, the battle doesn’t go in his favor and fans are treated to a preview of Kitana’s vicious Fatality. Kung Lao’s Fatality is not displayed in this trailer, but hopefully that will be revealed soon, as well.
We’ve mentioned it in previous posts about Mortal Kombat X, but the game is really upping the ante on the disturbing visuals this time around. Kitana’s Fatality may not be quite as brutal and disgusting as Scorpion’s, but it is definitely not something for gamers with a weak stomach. Casual fans may think the violence is a little over the top, but the brutal finishers are one of Mortal Kombat’s longstanding traditions and hardcore fans have been loving the reveals so far.
After a minute and a half of gameplay footage, which all looks incredibly well-polished, another supposedly deceased character is revealed. Consumers who pre-order Mortal Kombat X now will be able to play as Goro when the game is released. It doesn’t appear that the character will cost players anything extra, as long as they pre-order the game in time. Hopefully, shoppers who miss out on the deal will have the option to pick up the iconic character in a DLC pack at some point.
Ed Boon, NetherRealm’s Creative Director, has already been teasing DLC, so we know that there will be some kind of in-game purchases available. The game is set to launch with a pretty sizable roster of fighters, but we expect lots of extras to make an appearance for gamers willing to drop a few extra dollars once they get the game home.
What do you think of Kitana’s finisher? Do you plan on pre-ordering the game to gain access to Goro? Let us know in the comments.
Mortal Kombat X releases April 14, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.