By Operation Rainfall Contributor / June 2nd, 2014
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today announced Mortal Kombat X, the next entry in the long-running ultra-violent fighting franchise. The game, which will be the first Mortal Kombat title to appear on next-generation consoles, will be releasing sometime in 2015 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. The game will feature an original story, new characters, multiple variations of each character — which Warner Bros. promises will impact “both strategy and fighting style” — and a “fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.” Warner Bros. promises that this will be the “most brutal Kombat ever”, which should be a sight to see given the violence that this series is known for.
In addition to the announcement, Warner Bros. has released a teaser trailer for the game, which can be viewed below. The game will be making its first full appearance at E3 2014.
The Mortal Kombat series began in 1992 with the release of Mortal Kombat, which generated controversy due to its violent content. The series has become known for its “fatalities”, oftentimes violent finishing moves that can be performed by a player on a downed opponent at the end of a match. After a three year hiatus, the series was brought back into the spotlight with the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat (the ninth title in the series), which garnered both critical and commercial success.
For more information, check out the press release below, and be sure to stay tuned to oprainfall for more news on MKX!
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES MORTAL KOMBAT X
Electrifying Next Generation Iconic Fighting Game from NetherRealm Studios Unveiled
London, UK. – 2nd June, 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 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 utilise 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.
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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About NetherRealm Studios
NetherRealm Studios is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment, and the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 35 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com
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