Where Mortal Kombat 9 was meant to be revitalization for the franchise built around fan-favorite characters, Mortal Kombat X is an evolution. For this 2015 release, developer NetherRealm Studios is trying to make things a family affair, featuring a healthy combination of familiar faces and new fighters on the roster.
While past Mortal Kombat fighters have shared some familial bonds, Mortal Kombat X is taking a more direct approach. The fighting game sequel is using the relatives of actual MK characters to further the story.
So far, we’ve seen Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade’s daughter Cassie Cage, Kenshi’s son Takahashi Takeda, Kung Lao’s cousin Jun Jin, and Jax Briggs’ daughter Jacqui. Speaking of that Briggs family connection, Mortal Kombat X has released a new trailer, which can be seen above.
We haven’t had too much time to look at Jax Briggs, who was a rumored character for a long while before NetherRealm finally made things official. Thankfully the developer announced Jacqui and Jax at the same time, rather than let fans guess whether the metal-armed fighter would be the joining his daughter on the final Mortal Kombat X roster.
In a general sense, Jax Briggs looks a lot like Mortal Kombat fans would expect him to look in action. By that we mean he punches things…a lot. There obviously isn’t much nuance to Jax, but his three variations, while not featured prominently in the trailer, will certainly bring something new to the character.
As Mortal Kombat X inches closer and closer to release, NetherRealm appears to be putting their foot harder onto the pedal. They’ve ramped up gameplay footage releases, tried to cover as many minute details as possible, and even promised closer looks at characters like Goro. The next two weeks are sure to be agonizing as players wait, but there’s no doubt in our minds that they will be filled with plenty of exciting content.
Will you play as either member of the Briggs family in Mortal Kombat X? Who is a must for the remaining roster spots?
Mortal Kombat X releases April 14, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A PS3 and Xbox One release will follow in the summer.
Source: Spazio Games