Mortal Kombat X Reveal Coming Tomorrow -- What Do You Want to See?

Six characters have been shown off to date, and a seventh might be planned for tomorrow.

NetherRealm Studios has announced it will be revealing something for Mortal Kombat X at fighting game tournament EVO 2014 tomorrow afternoon, though it's provided us with very little indication as to what it will be showing.

"We have an exclusive reveal for EVO 2014," NetherRealm posted on the official Mortal Kombat Facebook page. The text was accompanied by the image you see to the right, which reads in part, "I stand watch for eternity."

That sounds as if it could be pointing toward the announcement of another character, though whether this will be a new character or a returning one is not yet known. For me, to "stand watch" brings Raiden to mind, but it could just as easily be someone else.

The reveal is planned to take place on Saturday, July 12, at 12 PM Pacific. You can check it out for yourself on Twitch, and we'll have the news here on GameSpot as it happens.

Six characters (seven, if you count Ferra and Torr as distinct characters) have been confirmed thus far, only two of which have been seen before:

  • Scorpion
  • Sub-Zero
  • D'Vorah
  • Cassie Cage
  • Ferra and Torr (these two work together as one character)
  • Kotal Hahn

That leaves room for any number of previous Mortal Kombat characters to still be announced (Noob or Ermac, please!), but it's clear NetherRealm plans on having plenty of original characters, too. We got a look at some of the new things the game itself is doing last month.

Assuming that it is a character being revealed tomorrow, who would you like to see? Let us know who's on your Mortal Kombat X wishlist in the comments.

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64 comments
flashn00b
flashn00b

Shao Kahn.


I'd like to see if NetherRealm is willing to make him balanced for multiplayer, with the boss relying on an impossibly good AI instead of an overpowered character.

chroniclehobbit
chroniclehobbit

So yeah! SHEEVA!


Frost

Mileena

Tanya

Shinnok

Nitara

Kai?

Fujin

Kenshi


According to "Story Mode" on MK 2011, Kitana, Jax, Kabal, Jade, Stryker, Smoke and Nightwolf are supposedly dead!


But a few interesting things from the individual endings show promise as well! Liu Kang becomes an Evil God, Nightwolf becomes a werewolf and Shang Tsung becomes a good guy (Kind of).




chroniclehobbit
chroniclehobbit

I hope they bring Sheeva back again! I love her! She is so underappreciated! Ed Boon, bring Sheeva back please!

Crucifier_Z
Crucifier_Z

I hope they'll bring back that old announcer, I kinda missed him in the last one

oflow
oflow

Can it turn into Streetfighter 5?

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Let's hope that Sareena finally gets put in a proper MK game... might as well bring back Frost too.

megakick
megakick

Don't show any actual game footage.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I kind of hope we get the boss characters playable in this. I don't see why they can't just make them unplayable online and playable offline rather than locking them off altogether.

nayce54
nayce54

Honestly, I just want more and longer "on-land" combos even if they don't do much damage.  These juggle combos are not my cup of tea. From Mortal Kombat Ultimate, I miss Lui Kang's 7-9 hit combo where he started off the combo with his hands and gracefully transitioned it to some beautiful Bruce Lee Kicks. O' THE NOSTALGIA!

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

Kratos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for sony owners!! ;( 

and a stage dedicated for him, like in MK9 (pandora's box chamber)

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

most of the heroes died at the end of MK9... so looking forward to returning villains


also, if the big brother sub zero became noob saibot, and the little brother subzero became a cyber.... where did this human subzero came from????

christiaan1996
christiaan1996

Goro, Motaro, Ermack, Shao Kahn, Kintaro, Reptile, well if we get MK Armageddon roster I'd be happy :D

CIA_BOSS
CIA_BOSS

we want all the characters from MK9 plus new characters.

Knez86
Knez86

Bring back characters from MK4 Reiko, Shinnok, QuanCHi, FuJin, Kai, Tanya along with roster from MK 9. It would be nice to see return of Animality (with Mercy part), Harakiri and Friendships. Stage migration like in Injustice (just not as intense of course). Keep the combos less in the air and more on the ground/ i hate those character juggling combos/. And please keep music style same as it was from MK 9. 

asmoddeuss
asmoddeuss

Motaro ? Kung Lao need to be in for sure :)

Tranula
Tranula

Wish they had Genitalities!  I think the time is right for this sort of thing............yeah man........time..........right....................yeah.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Havok would suit the tone of MKX.


Nothing more funny than the warped fellow who breaking his own legs and neck.

friks_game
friks_game

Awsome the fatality of Kotal Hahn

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Tell us that it will include a 3D fighting mode as well, instead of just the linear 2D.

Valcrist08
Valcrist08

Things I want from MK.  I would like to see all the MK9 characters return better then ever, with lots of stages, modes etc.  And then I hope they have a better DLC model this time around, more characters, more stages etc to keep the game going.

luisdaobese
luisdaobese

I would love to see my main MK9 character: SMOKE!

179107199999
179107199999

@chev0948 guess what! Everyone else doesn't care.Their sheep. Just wait for the full version and save thy money. That's what I'll do

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

@Knez86 about the juggeling combos.


they're bad when being juggled
but they're awesome when you are the one whos juggling.=D

also you can charge a breaker very easily


as for the rest, totally agree plus MORE!

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Mindwipe77 Cassie Cage is her replacement.


For the better in my view, Sonya has had that manly jaw for 6 games now. Which is a shame.


Her daughter looks more feminine.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@spacecadet25 Mortal Kombat was never working as a 3D fighter, and they did try it for many games. 2D fits projectiles better. & MK is all about zoning and projectiles.


Next gen is gonna seriously lack 3D fighters for awhile so may as well eat humble pie. 


No Vitura, Tekken, or Calibur in the works sadly.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@spacecadet25 2D fighting is better....sorry but it is...It's annoying when you attack and the AI blocks then says F U you can't touch me and dodges....in 2D there's no dodging, only blocking and parrying depending on game......

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

uhhh... fyi, most of the characters from the last game died, plus this game is 25 years later. Sure some like Sub-Zero will find a way to come back, but don't get your hopes up about EVERYONE coming back.

Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

@RSM-HQ @Mindwipe77 Oh really? I haven't kept up with the game too much but assumed Sonya would be in it for sure.  While i am glad there will be a Cage representing, i won't know how i feel about Cassie until i see more of her moves.  I'm guessing she will have many of Sonya's moves with some new ones.  I kicked ass with Sonya, so i still hope she gets in through DLC or something at least.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@RSM-HQ @spacecadet25  If next gen is gonna seriously lack 3D fighters then they are seriously keep restricting their audience to the most hardcore of fans, unless they make all new fighting games budget titles.  Sales of these games are gonna drop again.

I played 2D fighters for 20 years, I'm sick of it.  2D fighters are just beat-em-up button mashing and dumb combo memorization and use of cheapo methods (leg sweep, anyone?), 3D fighters are for people who want to actually have a cool skillful fight with a combatant.

179107199999
179107199999

@MJ12-Conspiracy @spacecadet25 KOF 2d fighting game. Has a roll.Gundam Battle Assault 2 had a dodge. And no in SC2 the AI was good enough to teach you to Guard Impact 8 way run and even fool a Guard Impact.. It seems to me you just aren't good at 3d movement. or maybe you ust don't like them

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@MJ12-Conspiracy @spacecadet25  I respect your opinion, but I disagree.  That's actually why I like 3D, the blocking and parrying.  I feel like the AI gets to be even cheaper in the 2D fighters, b/c they pull off some baloney 50-hit-unblockable combo, but in the 3D fighters you can just parry that crap and keep fighting.  The combos are less of a factor in 3D fighters, and that's why I like them.

I personally don't like all the pre-set combos that take half the life bar, however I like to do my own combos, and kind of kickbox a person.  I can't do that in 2D, I feel like I have to learn weird combos that are no fun to learn or pull off.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@WhiteStormy The game spans 25 years, technically it starts right after Shao Kahns destruction. With Shinnok owning all the fallen Kombatants? Any and all characters could make some kind of return.


With that said I'd rather the cast of 4 plus get some attention for a change :)

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Mindwipe77 Wouldn't say no to a Cassie Alt with Sonyas MK1 attire :) Mostly used Ermac in MK9 but didn't think the game held competitively for long. Let's hope NetherRealm delivers.


With no next-gen Street Fighter or Tekken they've got majority of the fighting audience paying close attention to MKX.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@spacecadet25 Wow fella. . No fighting franchise I've spend more time on than Tekken, love my 3D fighters when done right. So in someway I hear you but blaming well established 2D fighters on the lack of 3D fighters?


Belittlind 2D fighters is ignorant. Tons of depth in the Street Fighters/ King of Fighters/ and Blaze Blue, but it's comparing apples and oranges. They play vastly different.


3D fighters was always Namcos and Segas playground, so these existing games don't effect the lack of. It's just SEGA and Bandai Namco ain't investing in them right now. On Namco case it's that P.C. exclusive that'll be a Dynasty Warriors clone (Rise of the Incarnates). On SEGAs front it's because of funding the Vitura Fighter is more costly to develop than it is profitable 'outside Japan.


On Mortal Kombat, the 3D games are a joke mechanically. MK9 is the closest  its come to being a decent fighter, so why ruin a good thing? 

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Navardo95 MK4 is a 2D fighter with 3D graphics :) Know what I'm saying?

fartingonzebras
fartingonzebras

@spacecadet25 @MJ12-Conspiracy If you really want that, try something different. MK tried 3D with Shaolin Monks and frankly, I dont know anyone who really liked it. And seeing as how MK is one of the best titles to pull of 2D fighting, they're always gonna stick with what works best for everyone.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@fartingonzebras @spacecadet25 @MJ12-Conspiracy  Shaolin Monks was a side-scroller beat-em-up game, you don't even know what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about MK Armageddon and other stuff from that era, where you fought in a 3D space, people had weapons and multiple stances (that you could change on the fly, not just pre-match).