TRMK's Ed Boon Interview about MKX
We were lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with a very busy Ed Boon at E3 last week to discuss Mortal Kombat X. In the interview Ed discusses lots of different topics with us. Including teasing a "character from MK4" as well as a "new ality" which will be revaled later.
Be sure to read the whole interview for even more information. Also stay tuned for more Mortal Kombat X information from E3 from us in the coming days as we build out our Mortal Kombat X Gamespace.TRMK: Fans expect this game to follow the storyline of MK4 and beyond, but it looks like you are taking the story in another direction. Will fans see some familiar faces from the series they haven’t seen yet in MK9?
Ed Boon: You will definitely see a Mortal Kombat 4 character, I believe that's the first time I've said that. You will also see some of the later game's fighters. You'll also see cameo's in the story mode. Some really fun ones.
Kiefer Sutherland is NOT in Mortal Kombat X
After hinting at this previously on Twitter Ed Boon publically confirms that Kiefer Sutherland is not in Mortal Kombat X on the Giant Bomb Live Post E3 show last Thursday evening. Around the 9 minute mark there is a conversation about Kiefer's lack of dialog in Metal Gear Solid and then it turns to Ed who is asked "Is Kiefer Sutherland in Mortal Kombat?" to which he replies: “No he’s not. He actually is not.”
Watch the segment below to hear for yourself, you want to fast forward to the 9 minute mark.
This matches up with what I've heard from many people since the rumor first broke. I still believe he was talking about Call of Duty that he did years ago and he simply said the wrong thing. Surprising that IGN ran this story without any fact checking, as they've been stellar with their news sources as of late.
Karen Strassman also not in Mortal Kombat X
Last issue it was revealed that Karen Strassman, the voice actress for both Kitana and Mileena, had "Mortal Kombat 2" on her resume. It appears, according to a post on Facebook, that she doesn't know anything about this project and may not be involved in Mortal Kombat X afterall. You can read the quote in it's entirey below:
So it seems there is a rash of people who really wanted to be involved project, but actually are not at all. Very strange.People have been asking me about the upcoming Mortal Kombat -- I haven't as of yet been contacted about this new project, so I'm afraid I don't know anything more about it. Best wishes to all, ~Karen.
Mortal Kombat X on @Midnight
Last Wednesday, Mortal Kombat X also made an appearance on the TV game show @Midnight. It was a question for their segment Rapid Refresh and showed some of the fatalities from the game. Watch the clip of the show below:
You can also click here to watch the episode in full. It's one of the funniest shows on TV right now, so I recommend it highly.
Meaning of D'vorah
Many have asked about the meaning of the new character's names. Not much is known, but it was found out that D'vorah is another spelling of the name Deborah. Both of which actually are the hebrew word for bee. This is something I heard about at E3 but also saw today on Reddit so I figured I'd share because it's interesting.
E3 2014 Interview Wrap Up
Here's a run down of links to various interviews about Mortal Kombat X from the past week at E3 2014.
TRMK's Interview With Ed Boon
Sony Playstation Live with Ed Boon on E3 Floor
Twitch E3 Live MKX with Ed Boon with Paulo Garcia and Tyler Landsdown
Giant Bomb's Jeff Gerstmann talks with Ed Boon, E3 Day 3 Live: Ed Boon
Gamespot Live E3 Floor Demo with Ed Boon
Gamespot Interviews John Edwards
ScrewAttack interviews Paulo Garcia
IGN Live E3 Floor Demo with Ed Boon
Major Nelson E3 2014 Podcast with Ed Boon
Videogames Brasil interviews Steve Beran
E3 Gameplay and Fatality Mashup
There were also many videos of Gameplay and Fatality compilations released over the past week. Here are a few of them courtesy of Gamespot:
Gamespot's Fatality Compilation, Cassie Cage vs Ferra Torr Gameplay, Kotal Kahn vs Sub-Zero Gameplay, D'Vorrah vs Ferra Torr Gameplay, Sub-Zero vs Scorpion Gameplay.
There are probably a few we missed here, so be sure to reply in the comments for additional ones we missed.