Overnight, GameTrailers TV
unleashed an exclusive reveal of Mortal Kombat (2011)
in an episode shot at NetherRealm Studios
. In this Mortal Kombat-packed episode
, the big reveal of Jax
and The Subway
from Mortal Kombat 3
makes its appearance early in the episode. Reader Jrockeclipse
has a great recap from the episode.
Jax is a grapple heavy character who seems to have a large amount of grabs and throws. Classic moves featured included his ground pound and a version of the gotcha grab. His X-Ray move was also showcased in which he performs a double backbreaker. Jax's win pose is most impressive as he reveals an American flag and cloaks himself in it. Appearance wise, he seems to be sporting an attire combination from MK2 and MK3, with metal arms with a machine gun strapped to his back as we saw in MK:DA. He looks much more rugged and less sleek, as he was in his debut back in MK2. Though a fatality was not shown, Ed Boon revealed that Jax had a combination of his MK2 fatalities as one, ripping off the arms of his opponent and clapping his hands to decapitate them.
The Subway is a returning stage from Mortal Kombat 3. It looks much the same as it did in its 3D appearances, but the stage fatality has been updated to feature two trains instead of one. The victim is held in front of an oncoming train as the upper body is pounded before being thrown across the arena to be hit by another oncoming train, completing the stage fatality.
In addition, a few details of the storyline are revealed. Mortal Kombat (2011)
is set after the last Mortal Kombat
series in the original storyline canon, Mortal Kombat Armageddon
. The last scene of Armageddon
shows Shao Kahn
about to defeat Raiden
at the Pyrimid of Argus. Raiden
sends images of this final conflict back to himself before the first Mortal Kombat
tournament in order to prevent Armageddon.
Finally, a bit of a possible slip up on the episode reveals a different character not revealed yet. Both @Daegon
and TRMK Forum
member Jin Kazama VGH
found a point in the episode where in the background
of the shot, a screen shows the "Tower of Power" mode screen with an unknown character render.
Who could this be? Any thoughts, guesses? Watch the entire episode on GameTrailers