The wait is over. Mortal Kombat X
, the heavily anticipated sequel to 2011's Mortal Kombat
game, has finally been announced earlier this morning by Ed Boon
. Warner Bros. has now sent out a Press Release for the game which confirms the game will be shown for the first time at next week's E3 2014
in Los Angeles, California.
TRMK will be in Los Angeles to check it out first hand! Check back next week for updates and information on the tenth installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise! Be sure to send us any questions you have too, so we can try to get them answered by the developers from NetherRealm on hand. As aways we always recommend tuning into the big three platform's Press Conferences as well incase the game is featured there, but you can count out Nintendo who's Wii U platform was not listed as an option for the game at this time. Check out IGN's Guide on the 2014 Press Conferences
for dates and stream links.
Warner Bros. also confirmed the Amazon leaks
that the game is being developed for the PlayStation 4
and Xbox One
Next-Generation consoles by NetherRealm Studios
. Additionally if you don't have one of the new consoles the game will also be ported to Windows PC
as well as previous generation consoles Xbox 360
and PlayStation 3
. The game will arrive in 2015
, and I'd anticipate a more specific release date sometime early next year.
Along with the announcement press release was the teaser trailer of the game that was released earlier, which you can see below:
The Mortal Kombat X website has also been launched at MortalKombat.com
. It features some new high resolution character artwork not seen in the trailer. Here's a screen capture of the website below, as the site is having problems this morning.
Also featured on the site is a nice rundown of the "objective" of the game and it's Next Generation focus and a new online mode that is "fully-connected" and "persistent". Plus you can choose from various fighting styles again? Can't wait to hear more at E3!
Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. And with a new fully-connected gameplay experience, players are launched into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.
The full press release from Warner Bros. can be viewed below:
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
MORTAL KOMBAT X
Electrifying Next Generation Iconic Fighting Game from NetherRealm Studios Unveiled
Burbank, Calif. – June 2, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios’ next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release in 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Mortal Kombat X will make its first public appearance at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 in Los Angeles.
“Mortal Kombat is our acclaimed, world-renowned franchise and we are now advancing the fighting genre with Mortal Kombat X,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “NetherRealm Studios is best in class at delivering games fans love and they are taking their iconic brand to the next level with Mortal Kombat X."
“Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilize 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.”
Mortal Kombat X combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. 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. 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.
For more information about Mortal Kombat X, please visit www.mortalkombat.com and www.facebook.com/MortalKombat.