I wasn't expecting such thing today, hyyyyyyyype!!
Dark Raiden FTW! Well, either that's time travel or MK is going the multiverse DC/Injustice vibe. The first Scorpion is much closer to MKX's, and the other very like MK4.
Still, that godly figure next to an hourglass...Elder God? Time travel theory with a small argument on its favor?
And interesting choice of characters, if the game ever follows into a battle like this, it seems Hanzo would not come into well terms with Raiden after what happened. And back to Shang Tsung's island I guess.
The only issue I have right now, is... music choice. Completely felt out of place and kinda ruined the mood. Felt like a half assed AMV, where they put music over the clip, without editing. But again it is subjective.
So after some reading and rewatching the trailer. It seems they will try to do Injustice "Multiverse" mode. Just in this case it will be timelines. Raiden fighting present Scorpion, and after he kills him, a MK3 one comes out.
That also is supported by the scene showing a woman standing next to the hourglass. Hourglass = time.
I guess that's how they plan on bringing classic characters (I mean at this point, we would be lying to ourselves if we thought, that they didn't bring the OG chars in as well).
So this entire timeline thing, might be a sign of NRS/WB embracing SF tactic of doing seasons. It makes money, and they know it. So most likely they will be dropping new chars with every new season.
After all if I remember correctly, they did mention in the past, how they wanted to make MKX into a long lasting platform, instead of just making a sequel. So MK11 in this case could be that long term platform they had in mind.
Not to mention, from business point of view it makes sense. Why keep investing into new sequels every 1-2 years, if you can just do "live service" and keep the game running for 4-5 years.
Not only you save on costs, but also they can earn quite a lot from costumes, char packs.
The game looks AMAZING!! Once again they went with a song that didn't fit the video just like the MKX trailer but that's insignificant when compared to positives about the trailer. The in game shots look awesome as well, the faces look great! I'm glad they waited until it was closer to release to show it off, we get to see a much more refined looking product instead of early faces that will be changed months later as has happened in the past.
I've seen comments about wanting a female boss, I have to ask why? What would make it better by having a female? That is the totally wrong approach. If they come up with an awesome female character who happens to be a boss that's great but just making a female to be the boss would be silly and that kind of SJW sort of mentality has no place in the creative process IMO.